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Spurs' Danny Green takes Tokyo, sees fellow Tar Heels

Danny Green may have been 6,000 miles from home, visiting Japan, but he was still able to spend time with a few familiar faces. The Spurs guard traveled to Japan for a series of meet-and greets during the NBA Finals. He chronicled his experiences on Twitter and Instagram. The former University of North Carolina star was also able to meet up with his fellow Tar Heels.

Spurs’ Danny Green helping NBA spread basketball gospel to Japan

Spurs guard Danny Green was in Tokyo for the NBA to engage with Japanese fans at various events. “I got to meet up with some of my teammates last night,” said Green, who played in college at UNC, where he won the 2009 NCAA title. Jawad Williams (of Alvark Tokyo) won a championship here and he loves it. He wants to retire here. So does Joel James (a Hachioji Trains player).

Danny Green Won't Trash Talk But Will Brag About His Dancing

Is Danny Green the best dancer on the Spurs? Does he trash talk? "In my opinion I think I'm the best dancer on the team. Not many dancers on the team so that's not saying much. I wish I had the courage to (trash talk), I don't." As for Danny's dance moves, it might be safe to say he definitely knows how to bust a move. Danny was doing his thing back when he was playing at UNC.

The making of Danny Green

Danny Green was on his way to the Convention Center, one day before the 2018 Final Four, when he spotted a familiar face. It was Roy Williams. It’d been nearly a decade since UNC’s basketball coach shared the sidelines with Green, the beloved former Tar Heel and current San Antonio Spur. But even all these years later, Green still owes his old coach a favor or two.

5 things to know about the Wizards' new playoff addition, Ty Lawson

Playing on one of the most memorable college basketball teams in the 2000s, Ty Lawson, along with Wayne Ellington, Danny Green, and Tyler Hansbrough won the 2009 NCAA Championship over Michigan State. That season, Lawson was named ACC Player of the Year, a 2nd Team All-American, and won the Bob Cousy Award (best NCAA point guard).

What does it take to build an NCAA Tournament champion?

The Tar Heels' 2009 run was probably the most convincing of the last 10 years. Led by Tyler Hansbrough, the Tar Heels also featured two other former top 10 recruits in Wayne Ellington and Tywon Lawson. Ellington, Danny Green and Ed Davis are still in the NBA. UNC's 2017 team didn’t feature a true high school superstar, but Justin Jackson was pretty close.

Carolina Family Watches Danny Green

Members of the Carolina family attended the Spurs game on Thursday night to support San Antonio wing and former UNC star Danny Green. Current UNC Greensboro head coach Wes Miller, current UNC assistant Steve Robinson, current UNC Wilmington head coach C.B. McGrath, and UNC Director of Player Development Eric Hoots were all in the building.

Danny Green Q&A: Journey to the NBA, Playing for Coach Pop and Pet Snakes

Danny Green has become an essential cog in the Spurs machine since breaking out in the 2013 NBA Finals. Now in his eighth season in San Antonio, it can be easy to forget about Green’s lethal shooting or his effective perimeter defense. The Crossover caught up with Green to discuss his journey to NBA stability, playing for Gregg Popovich, pet snakes and more.

Video: Tyler Hansbrough, Danny Green go 4-0 in Cameron - Feb. 11, 2009

February 11, 2009: UNC's Tyler Hansbrough and Danny Green become the only two Tar Heels to go 4-0 in games at Cameron Indoor Stadium after a 101-87 win at Duke. The Tar Heels would go on to win the NCAA tournament two months later, becoming national champs by defeating Michigan State in Detroit.

Video: Danny Green Mic'd Up With the Spurs

Former North Carolina wing, 2009 national champion, and San Antonio Spurs veteran Danny Green gets mic'd-up on the court. Watch as Green communicates and coordinates with teammates on the court, cheers from the bench, and banters with opponents.

Tar Heels Today: Felton, Pinson, Woods, and a two-sport UNC commitment

Updates on Jalek Felton, Theo Pinson, and Seventh Woods, UNC-Clemson postgame coverage, and a two-sport star commits to play football and lacrosse at UNC in Tar Heels Today.

Tar Heels Today: Recruiting notes, scores and schedules, and an interesting tweet

Basketball and football recruits attend Saturday's game, Roy is back on the recruiting trail, Coby White sets a new standard, UNC scores and schedules, and an interesting tweet in this edition of Tar Heels Today.

Does Joel Berry get enough credit for his career accomplishments?

Joel Berry is 108-31 as a Tar Heel. Berry is on pace to win more games than every UNC player this century besides the class of 2005, headlined by Danny Green and Tyler Hansbrough. Members of the 2016 and 2017 Tar Heels are the only UNC players to reach two national championship games since 1981 and 1982. Before that, no Tar Heel squad had done it.

Video: Meet Danny Green's Two Snakes

Meet San Antonio Spurs and former North Carolina guard Danny Green's two snakes and his adorable dog, Gizmo

UNC Searching for Inside-Outside Balance

Throughout the season, UNC's post play has often steered itself into trouble. "The way I like to coach - we've always have had great balance," Roy Williams said. "When we had Tyler Hansbrough, we had a guy named Wayne Ellington and Danny Green who could shoot the ball too." Williams will likely take a "wait-and-see" approach to calling out his lineups.

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