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Photos: Michael Jordan, Sam Perkins spend a day on the UNC campus in Oct. 1983
In Nov. 1983, Sports Illustrated's Curry Kirkpatrick wrote a cover story about Michael Jordan and Sam Perkins, who at the time were stars of the...

The great Sam Perkins is giving back in Chapel Hill
Every final week in June, former UNC star and NBA great Sam Perkins spends his time in Chapel Hill teaching kids the fundamentals of the...

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...

Meet Sam Perkins' Daughters, China and Chyanne, volleyball’s winning twins
Chyanne and China Perkins are Texas Christian University seniors and daughters of NBA legend Sam Perkins and Kimberly Sanders. Identical twins, China and Chyanne stand...

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...

Sam Perkins reflects on 'personal' USO trip to Afghanistan
Sam Perkins was the one who, minutes after arriving in Afghanistan, so soon that he was still basically a 3-pointer away from the chartered 737...

Sam Perkins, Ivory Latta Visit Troops in Afghanistan
Sam Perkins, Caron Butler and Ivory Latta sat in the first row, Bob Delaney in the second, members of the U.S. military were fanned out...

Special Olympics breaks stereotypes, says Sam Perkins
Former NBA player Sam Perkins is going around the world spreading the word to accept people with intellectual disabilities. He is also a member of...

Sam Perkins says Bobby Knight made Michael Jordan cry at 1984 Olympics
It looks like U.S. head coach Bobby Knight, known for his tantrums on the sideline, brought Michael Jordan to tears during the 1984 Olympics. Sam...

Sam Perkins stomps for NBA, finds common ground with USO troops
Tracy is a military contractor, currently stationed on one of the United States’ four Kuwait bases while her husband and daughter await her return?. Tracy’s...

A look back at UNC's 1984 NCAA Tournament game versus Indiana
UNC meets Indiana in the Sweet Sixteen on Friday night. It will be the first postseason meeting between the two teams since 1984. That season...

College basketball's All-time Starting Five: North Carolina Tar Heels
UNC’s All-Time Starting Five: G - Michael Jordan, G - Phil Ford, F - James Worthy, F - Antawn Jamison, C - Tyler Hansbrough; Toughest...

Lucas: Reason To Believe
Some former players are fixtures at the Smith Center. Lennie Rosenbluth is a regular. Phil Ford makes routine visits. Sam Perkins, however, is an unusual...

Video: Sam Perkins remembers moments at UNC with Michael Jordan
On SI Now, NCAA champion Sam Perkins revisits his college days with pictures from Sports Illustrated's photo vault and shares special memories of his time...

One Last Gift From Coach Smith
Sam Perkins: "I got back in town this week and saw the $200 check from Coach Dean Smith in the mail. Actually, I’m looking at...

After surviving out-of-state start, UNC makes rare NCAA trip to California
During the final media timeout last week, with North Carolina clinging to a small lead in the closing minutes of a 67-65 win against 13th-seeded...

Recent wave of sports deaths all too real for Sam Perkins
The calls have become disturbingly normal. Too many times this year, Sam Perkins has answered his phone, learned of a death from his basketball past...

Sam Perkins: Dean Smith did everything the right way (video)
On SI Now, NCAA champion Sam Perkins discusses Dean Smith's personable nature, immense knowledge and the way he cared for his team on and off...

Sam Perkins Now International Ambassador for NBA
Sam Perkins is now an ambassador for the NBA and recently traveled to China with the Brooklyn Nets and to Spain with Team USA for...

‘Big Smooth’ didn’t gripe about 82-game season
Sam Perkins ranks 19th all time in games played (1,286) and 55th in minutes (36,598). The sweet-shooting forward/center known as “Big Smooth” played at least...

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