I'm not sure why I got this impression, but my impression of the Mike Green Vespa scene from HBO's 24/7 was that Green was using the scooter to commute, possibly to practice but definitely as a means of transportation. Just goes to show, you can't believe everything you see on television.
"Yeah, I took a lot of heat over that," Green told Calgary's Fan 960. "They made it seem like it was badass, but I betcha there's other guys out there that ride scooters, too. I'm not the only one. They caught me on the right day; I was donating that one to a charity event that I was throwing out in D.C. and I had to drive it there, I had no other way to get it there. And it was a little chilly out that day. It was cold; my fingers were frozen to those handlebars, but I made it there."
So on the one hand, he wasn't commuting so much as doing good deeds. On the other hand, he had at least two scooters.
Elsewhere in the interview, which was to promote his charity golf tournament, Green suggested that the HBO series was more about drama than accuracy.
"No, not really," he said, when asked if the series gave viewers an accurate look at a hockey season. "It's not like that the whole year. We were going through a tough time, of course. It wasn't as tough as it seemed, but that's the game, and it was accurate in the sense of what goes on in the dressing room and the injuries and what guys play through. But other than that, it's not that depressing."
Mike Green explains his Vespa use
Washington Post | Jul 2