Danny Green

Danny Green Pays Tribute to Retiring Tim Duncan

Tim Duncan announced his retirement from the NBA after 19 seasons on Monday.  After four years at Wake Forest, the San Antonio Spurs selected him as the No. 1 overall pick in the 1997 NBA Draft.  He spent all of his 19 seasons in the NBA with the Spurs, won five NBA Championships, 3 NBA Finals MVP Awards, 2 NBA MVP Awards, and 15 All-Star teams. For the past five years, former Tar Heel Danny Green was his teammate. Green is 11 years younger than Duncan and he grew up idolizing his future teammate.  In a Monday night Facebook...

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Danny Green Throws it Down

Danny Green is enjoying another fine season with the San Antonio Spurs.  The team boasts the second best record in the NBA with 55 wins and only 10 losses. On Thursday night, the Spurs defeated the Chicago Bulls in San Antonio, 109-101. Green delivered a powerful exclamation point in the fourth quarter.  LaMarcus Aldridge missed a jump shot as the Spurs led 100-92.  Danny Green was there to back him. With authority. The former Tar Heel went into orbit for the ball as it bounced off of the rim, he corralled it with his right hand, and threw it down....

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Let’s Remember That Danny Green Dunk On Greg Paulus

There are numerous moments from the Carolina-Duke rivalry.  But, the Danny Green dunk over Greg Paulus ranks high in the minds of many Tar Heels. In the 2008 Carolina-Duke matchup in Cameron Indoor Stadium, Green grabbed a rebound off of a Paulus miss.  He started a fast-break as Paulus raced to get back on defense.  Green passed to Marcus Ginyard who threw it right back. That’s when Greg Paulus became a poster. Watch it. Danny Green finished that game with 18 points.  The Tar Heels scored the final 10 points of the game to claim a 76-68 victory and...

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Don’t Be Wall Flowers!

Win or lose tonight in Cameron, Carolina has to give Duke a game. The Tar Heels cannot knuckle under to an early tsunami as they did at Miami Saturday and during certain halves of certain games earlier in the season. The tradition of the rivalry demands it, regardless of how mismatched the teams might be. Heck, in 1972 – the day Duke Indoor Stadium was renamed for Eddie Cameron – the BAD Blue Devils (7-6 at the time) upset a third-ranked Carolina team that would win the ACC championship and reach the Final Four. They did it by hanging tough against a far more talented opponent until reserve Robbie West came off the bench to hit a 15-foot push shot to win it at the buzzer. West (like Fred Lind, another sub who keyed a triple overtime win against UNC in 1968) has remained part of Duke Basketball lore ever since. Then came those two games in 1974, both won by the Tar Heels over last-place Duke teams in the ACC. But not before Bobby Jones stole an inbounds pass and laid in the winner at Cameron and a few weeks later Carolina came back from eight points down with 17 seconds left in regulation to force overtime, where the Heels won 96-92 at a delirious Carmichael Auditorium. Except for Bill Foster’s first three years as Duke’s coach and...

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