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James Worthy’s generosity makes for ‘good news’
A list of his accolades would fill a scrapbook — McDonald’s All American, College Player of the Year, seven-time NBA All-Star, three-time NBA champion, 1988...

James Worthy honors former high school coach, awards scholarships
Gastonia-raised basketball great James Worthy had a surprise up his sleeve for his former Ashbrook High School coach. Worthy informed Larry Rhodes that he has...

Aggies look to overcome North Carolina mystique in second-round matchup
North Carolina’s lineage and history are as rich as any college basketball program in the country. Michael Jordan is among the Tar Heels decedents. So...

Aaron Rohlman sets Gaston County history at North Carolina
Aaron Rohlman became the third Gaston County player in history to start a game for UNC on Tuesday. Rohlman, a 2014 Huss graduate, played two...

Video: James Worthy Honored for Global Work
Former Los Angeles Lakers great and North Carolina legend James Worthy was honored with the Global Ambassador Award during the 2018 NBA All-Star Legends Brunch...

James Worthy on All-Star Weekend and Playing With the Showtime Lakers
James Worthy‘s Hall of Fame career spanned 12 NBA seasons. He went to battle with Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar at his side for most...

James Worthy on All-Star Memories, Michael Jordan's Competitiveness
James Worthy: "Michael Jordan doesn't take anything lightly. It could be a game of backgammon or it could be the NBA Finals, they're treated the...

James Worthy, Sam Perkins among NBA greats moved by National Civil Rights Museum and legacy of MLK
Penny Hardaway motioned to Sam Perkins. “Hey, Perkins, look,” he said. Hardaway pointed to a photo of a black man hanging from a noose, along...

Memphis Grizzlies to honor Sam Perkins, James Worthy as part of MLK Jr. Celebration game
On Monday, Jan. 15, the Memphis Grizzlies, National Civil Rights Museum, and City of Memphis will host the 16th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration...

Justin Jackson's Jersey Honored at Dean Smith Center
Along with UNC's 2017 NCAA Championship banner, a new jersey was hung in the Smith Center. All-American, ACC Player of the Year, NCAA Champion and...

A brief history of Tar Heels in the NBA Finals
One of James Worthy’s teammates on the 1985 championship-winning Lakers was related to this year’s lone UNC representative. Bob McAdoo won two titles as a...

November 29, 1982: Frank Deford's Sports Illustrated article on Dean Smith
Most everybody assumed that the ball would go to James Worthy or Sam Perkins, but Dean Smith figured that Georgetown would try to deny the...

Aaron Rohlman becomes eighth national collegiate basketball champion in Gaston County history
What a dream it’s been for Aaron Rohlman, a reserve forward for UNC’s national championship basketball team. Not only was Rohlman a part of the...

Ranking College Basketball's National Champions since 1985
8. 2005 North Carolina: Sean May was a monster for North Carolina in 2004-05, averaging a double-double to pace arguably the best Tar Heel roster...

NCAA Championship Postgame Notes
UNC won its sixth NCAA Tournament championship, third-most in college basketball history (UCLA 11, Kentucky 8). Joel Berry II was named the Most Outstanding Player...

North Carolina's 6 national championship teams, ranked from worst to first
1. 1981-82: It’s hard to argue against a team led by the Michael Jordan and James Worthy. Not to mention Sam Perkins, Buzz Peterson and...

Video: March 29, 1982 - UNC Beats Georgetown for National Title
Freshman Michael Jordan swished a 16-foot jumper from left wing for a late lead in the title game, but Georgetown had enough time to set...

A question whispered about Duke and UNC’s legendary coaches: Who’s next?
Antawn Jamison, a downright Tar Heels legend, now does some commentary on Los Angeles Lakers games, where Hall of Famer and Carolina hero James Worthy...

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Calls James Worthy Favorite Teammate
The Los Angeles Lakers in the 1980s created one of the biggest dynasties in NBA history, winning five NBA Championships with great players like Magic...

Video: "I Was Better Than Michael Jordan, For About 3 Weeks" - James Worthy at UNC
James Worthy shares his early impressions of Michael Jordan at UNC, helping to recruit Jordan to North Carolina and being blown away by his abilities...

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