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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...

James Worthy's nephew is a star at North Meck High
North Mecklenburg’s surprise run has been fueled by three players related to highly-successful former basketball players, so it’s no surprise that junior point guard Vaud...

Video: Joel Berry & Justin Jackson - UNC Basketball's Next Dynamic Duo?
Joel Berry II and Justin Jackson have their sites set on joining a group that includes Michael Jordan, James Worthy, Antawn Jamison and Vince Carter...

Best individual performances in UK-UNC history
James Worthy (26 points, 8 rebounds, 6 assists) - Dec. 26, 1981 It's almost easy to forget just how good James Worthy was but it's...

James Worthy delivers financial words of wisdom
More than 200 business professionals, elected officials and other members of the community had a lunch they will never forget on Wednesday, Sept. 14, as...

Photo: James Worthy in Chapel Hill
Hubert Davis: "Look who stopped by the office today!!!...Best power forward in UNC history, 1982 NCAA champ, 3x NBA champ with the Lakers and top...

James Worthy still following mom's rules
James Worthy will forever be remembered as “Big Game James” for his clutch performances. But his mom was a basketball champion long before him. She...

Watch claymation Michael Jordan win the 1982 championship
Whether it was Michael Jordan's game-winning shot or James Worthy's game-sealing steal, the 1982 North Carolina Tar Heels went on a magical run to win...

Video: James Worthy, Antawn Jamison Discuss UNC Basketball Legacy
James Worthy and Antawn Jamison discuss the lasting legacy of the late Dean Smith that has created a family atmosphere that will forever reverberate throughout...

Q&A with James Worthy
Former Tar Heel, Los Angeles Laker, and Hall of Fame member James Worthy is considered one of the best basketball players of all-time. Prior to...

Video: James Worthy Interview
Former UNC great James Worthy met with the media Friday evening to discuss his career at UNC, the NBA, Dean Smith, Michael Jordan and more...

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