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Settling the GOAT Debate: Michael Jordan vs. LeBron James

Who is the greatest NBA player of all time? When Michael Jordan made his final shot for the Chicago Bulls 20 years ago next month, that question was easy to answer. And then came LeBron James, a challenger to the throne unlike any before him. The comparison between James and Jordan is now fair to make. The question is worth asking: Jordan or LeBron? (ESPN.com)

Joel Berry reflects on UNC career, awaits future as a pro

Joel Berry said he is glad he stayed in Chapel Hill four years and added he thinks he is a player that rival fans can even respect. “I think it’s all a part of being here for so long, all a part of being a basketball player in the ACC, in North Carolina,” Berry said during a recent ACC Barnstorming event in New Bern. “I didn’t want to be a player that fans forget soon.” (New Bern Sun Journal)

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 NBA Finals MVP, and member of the Basketball Hall of Fame. He certainly earned his moniker, “Big Game James.” And yet here was Worthy, back in Gaston County at the home of his Ashbrook High School coach, Larry Rhodes. (Gaston Gazette)

Someone paid nearly $50,000 for a game-used Michael Jordan Wizards jersey

The Michael Jordan memorabilia market remains hot. I can safely say this because someone just paid $47,872.50 at auction for an autographed, game-used jersey Jordan wore during his two seasons playing for the Washington Wizards, an era remembered fondly by just about no one except maybe someone who would pay $47,872.50 for a used shirt. (Washington Post)

Luke Maye has worked out with two NBA teams. But will he stay in the draft?

Luke Maye completed his second NBA workout last week, and he hopes teams can see what he brings to the table. The UNC forward worked out with the Atlanta Hawks on Monday, after working out with the Oklahoma Thunder last week. Maye said both workouts had their strengths and weaknesses, though he did not elaborate on what those were. (Charlotte Observer)

Carolina Insider Podcast: Tar Heel Tour Recap

The latest episode of the Carolina Insider podcast features a full recap of the Rams Club's Tar Heel Tour with tidbits from men's basketball coach Roy Williams and football coach Larry Fedora. Join hosts Jones Angell and Adam Lucas for a full discussion of Tar Heel sports. Carolina Insider is a twice-weekly production hosted by Angell and Lucas. (GoHeels.com)

Fitness Secrets From Vince Carter, the NBA’s Oldest Player

Vince Carter: "I get to the arena three to four hours early. I do my routine, which gets my body together. I’m like an old-school ’64 Chevy. Maintenance is my routine. That’s how I survive in this league. I stretch as much as possible. The younger players can eat bad stuff. If I ate like them, I couldn’t play. When you get older, you have to sacrifice some things." (Men's Journal)

Tar Heel Trio Snubbed from NBA Draft Combine

With the NBA Draft Combine, to be held in Chicago May 16-20, approaching, a list of the 69 players invited was released over the weekend. Notably missing, however, are UNC seniors Joel Berry and Theo Pinson–as well as junior forward Luke Maye, who announced his intentions a little over two weeks ago to enter the draft process without hiring an agent. (Chapelboro.com)

City of Binghamton Honors King Rice

In a ceremony held this past weekend, Binghamton Mayor Richard C. David joined officials from the Broome County Urban League and the city's Parks and Recreations Department to rename the Columbus Park basketball courts in King Rice's name. Rice began his career in Binghamton, and played at Binghamton High School before graduating in 1987. (Monmouth Hawks)

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 created a $2,000 scholarship in his honor to be awarded to a graduating senior from Ashbrook High. The Larry Rhodes Athletic Scholarship will be awarded every year beginning this spring. (Gaston Gazette)

Vince Carter, Drake, and the Slam Dunk That Changed Toronto

In the 2000 N.B.A. Slam Dunk Contest, Vince Carter, a 23-year-old second-year guard for the Toronto Raptors, left a camcorder-wielding Shaquille O’Neal slack-jawed after his first dunk, a reverse 360-degree windmill. Isiah Thomas skipped over the judges’ table to congratulate Carter on his third, a between-the-legs slam from an alley-oop. (Vanity Fair)

Vince Carter documentary ‘The Carter Effect’ out on Netflix

The Vince Carter documentary entitled “The Carter Effect” will be out of Netflix. As posted by UNINTERRUPTED, the Carter documentary will discuss his impact on basketball, pop culture, and also the Canadian basketball scene. The documentary made its premiere in September 2017 at the Toronto Film Festival. (Clutch Points)

Video: RAMMYS 2018 - Finesse

Watch Tar Heel athletes from all UNC sports find their inner Bruno Mars in their rendition of his hit "Finesse" in a video shown during North Carolina's 2018 RAMMY Awards presented last week in Chapel Hill. Read More...

Four Corners: Summer Looms

At the Smith Center, former Tar Heel players now playing professionally have started to trickle back for pickup games, and offseason workouts with strength and conditioning coordinator Jonas Sahratian continue. While things are quieter on the UNC Basketball front as temperatures rise, here's some Tar Heel news that may have slipped through the cracks of late. (GoHeels.com)

NBA Workouts Scheduled for Luke Maye

On April 23, Luke Maye announced that he was entering the NBA Draft process. The ACC’s Most Improved Player did not hire professional representation, however, leaving the door open for a return to the Tar Heels. On Thursday, at a Rams Club event at Brier Creek Country Club, Roy Williams spoke to Inside Carolina about Maye’s decision to declare without an agent. (Inside Carolina)

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Last Game:
North Carolina: 65
Texas A&M: 86
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Upcoming Games:
UNC @ Bahamas All Stars
Fri, Aug 17, 7:30 ET

UNC @ NPBA All Stars
Sun, Aug 19, 3:00 ET

UNC @ Wofford
Tue, Nov 6, TBD

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

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ACC Basketball Standings
(1) Virginia17-131-3
(9) Duke13-529-8
(22) Miami11-722-10
(20) Clemson11-725-10
NC State11-721-12
(10) North Carolina11-726-11
Virginia Tech10-821-12
Florida State9-923-12
Notre Dame8-1021-15
Boston College7-1119-16
Georgia Tech6-1213-19
Wake Forest4-1411-20

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