Warriors

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Renaldo Major -- the G League's all-time leader in points, steals and minutes played -- appeared in one career NBA game.

The night the 38-year-old never will forget came on Jan. 17, 2007 when he suited up for the Warriors.

In 27 minutes off the bench against the LA Clippers, Major recorded five points (2-for-10 FG), two rebounds and two steals in a 115-109 loss.

"It hit me when everybody got in the locker room when I put the jersey on, and I see Baron Davis put his jersey on and Monta Ellis. I'm like, 'Damn, I'm here,' " Major recently told Bleacher Report's Gerald Narciso. "I just went out there and had the best time of my life."

Golden State signed him to a 10-day contract because the franchise had just completed the trade that brought Stephen Jackson and Al Harrington to the Bay Area, and was shorthanded after shipping out Mike Dunleavy Jr., Troy Murphy, Ike Diogu and Keith McLeod.

How did Major react when he got the call of a lifetime? 

"Honestly, I think I really blacked out," he said to Narciso. "I just dropped to my knees and thanked the Lord for like 20 minutes straight. Then I called my dad.

"I didn't have the best game, but I remember my dad was so proud of me."

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As Narciso's article notes, Major's father passed away the following year.

"Seeing our last name on an NBA jersey after all we've been through I think gave him peace," he said.

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There is so much more to Major's story, and you'll learn about it if all goes according to plan.

"I'm going to write a book one day, and hopefully it hits the big screen," Major said. "Zero-star recruit with no offers, but still made the NBA."

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