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James Worthy delivers strong message about education, humility and communication
James Worthy had plenty of material if he chose to talk about his basketball experiences. He was a high school All-American, won a national championship...

Lucas: McAdoo's Mission
James Michael McAdoo has 1,046 career points as a Tar Heel in fewer than three seasons, making him just the 69th player in school history...

The Strange Tale of Patrick Ewing’s Recruitment to UNC
Patrick Ewing's college decision would shape basketball history, and his claim that the KKK precluded him from committing to North Carolina — where he would...

Finding Efficiency
James Michael McAdoo had the ball on the fast break under unusual circumstances: in position to ignite the fuse rather than provide the explosion. And...

Another view of ’82
After watching the closing moments of the game on YouTube, I was convinced the scene above was James Worthy driving the basketball down court after...

Memorable Moments: The huddle before Michael Jordan's shot vs. Georgetown (video)
James Worthy describes the play-call in the huddle prior to Michael Jordan's game-winning shot in the 1982 national championship game...

Memorable Moments: James Worthy remembers UNC vs. Georgetown (video)
James Worthy reflects on the 1982 national championship game in New Orleans...

Video: Looking Back at Carolina's Run to the 1982 Title
James Worthy, Kenny Smith, and Dan Wetzel of Yahoo! Sports reflect on UNC's 1982 national championship...

Ten years later, Williams and Self remain tied by fate
When they arrived at their first destination, the Downtown Athletic Club, former North Carolina star James Worthy was the emcee for the evening — and...

NCAA Tournament at 75: Ranking the Champions
6. North Carolina, 1982 James Worthy, Sam Perkins, Michael Jordan. Does much more need to be written? The junior-sophomore-freshman trio combined to give coach...

ACC Basketball's Crown Jewels: Carmichael and Cameron
Carmichael Auditorium opened in 1965 as the larger, modern replacement for Woollen Gymnasium. Before the men's basketball team left in the mid-Eighties, the building's 10,180...

Nuggets offering Ty Lawson a $45 million extension?
The deadline for contract extensions for the class of 2009 is a week away. While James Harden's situation has dominated headlines, there are a couple...

Video: Top-100 UNC Dunks
100 of the best dunks in North Carolina basketball history, including Vince Carter, Jerry Stackhouse, Michael Jordan, David Noel, Rasheed Wallace, Kenny Smith, Marvin Williams,...

Video: James Worthy UNC Feature
Dean Smith and former Tar Heel coaches discuss how they discovered all-time UNC great James Worthy and Worthy's development as a player in this highlight...

Video: UNC Blue Heaven Dunk Mix
Video of some of the greatest dunks and dunkers in UNC basketball history featuring Michael Jordan, Tyler Hansbrough, Vince Carter, Julius Peppers, Kenny Smith, Rasheed...

Lucas: Alums Return For Camp Game
Marvin Williams was a fixture among a sideline that contained nearly a dozen former Tar Heels who played in Tuesday's camp game. Jerry Stackhouse, Deon...

Q&A: James Worthy talks '82 NCAA title game and March Madness
The 30th anniversary of one of college basketball's landmark games has arrived. Three years after Magic Johnson beat Larry Bird, and a year before N.C...

David Glenn Chats With James Worthy, March 29
avid Glenn recently caught up with UNC basketball legend and NBA Hall of Famer James Worthy/ Among the topics they discussed: The difference between playing...

Michael Jordan's ascent to stardom started with winning shot in 1982
Before Michael Jordan became a tongue-wagging legend, whom many regard as the best basketball player to ever play the game, he visited the Superdome as...

Tyler Zeller is building a special place in Tar Heels fans’ heart
There’s a secret chamber inside the hearts of UNC fans that few players get to reside in – perpetual appreciation. Tyler Hansbrough has a condo...

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