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Chansky’s Notebook: A Special Reunion

Some people wonder why basketball celebrations like Saturday’s awarding of the 2017 national championship rings are held during football halftime at UNC. First, with the 63,000 seating capacity of Kenan Stadium, more people get to see their basketball heroes. If Saturday’s celebration was done at, say, Late Night with Roy, players on NBA rosters couldn’t have been there. (Chapelboro.com)

Mark Cuban calls Harrison Barnes most cerebral player since Steve Nash

The Dallas Mavericks have undergone a re-tooling and while Dirk Nowitzki is bound to cede the mantle once he retires, it likely will go to Harrison Barnes, who had taken up the task of being the team’s leading scorer. Owner Mark Cuban won’t place the title of him being the face of the franchise just yet, offering that it is awarded by the fans, not the team owner or executives. (Clutch Points)

Raptors legend Vince Carter inspired Canadian sprinter Andre De Grasse to finish university degree

Canadian sprint star Andre De Grasse drew inspiration from Raptors legend Vince Carter to finish his university degree. "He motivated me to go back to school," De Grasse said. "I remember his whole story, he went back to school and finished his degree and then came to the playoff game. So he definitely is one of my inspirations to finish school and still continue with sport." (SportsNet.ca)

Tyler Zeller agrees to deal with Brooklyn Nets

The Brooklyn Nets on Monday reached agreement on a two-year deal with 7-foot free-agent center Tyler Zeller, according to multiple reports. Zeller becomes the Nets’ only free-agent signing of the summer other than training-camp invitees. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski said the second year of the deal is non-guaranteed, citing league sources. (Newsday)

Video: Family Celebrates Together

The North Carolina basketball family gathered together over the weekend to celebrate the 2017 National Champion men's basketball team in a moving ring ceremony. Go behind the scenes with generations of Carolina basketball champions and relive the moments. Read More...

The Carter Effect in Toronto — 3 places Vince Carter made a mark in the city

Highlight-reel dunks, game-winning shots and a bittersweet relationship are some of the things that Canadian sports fans remember about the Raptors' first basketball superstar — Vince Carter. The story of Carter's rise and fall with the Raptors has been well documented, but the story of his impact both on and off the court is now being told on the silver screen. (CBC News)

North Carolina basketball got super exclusive Jordans to celebrate all 6 championships

North Carolina basketball players opened some extremely precious pairs of sneakers on the same day they got their 2017 championship rings at the football game. Jordan Brand made 25 pairs — only 25 — of these to commemorate the six titles that the program has won. It’s a good day for the players, to say the least. Not many people will get to touch these. (USA Today)

Basketball fans clog King St. for premiere of Vince Carter documentary

During the Saturday premiere of The Carter Effect, the Princess of Wales Theatre welcomed rap royalty and sovereigns of sport— with thousands swarming the street to see the likes of LeBron James, Drake and Chris Bosh. “Toronto basketball started with Vince Carter. It really blew up with Vince Carter,” said Gerome Lacambra, who arrived hours early to stand in line. (Toronto Star)

Photo: UNC Basketball's Two National Championship Rings

The North Carolina basketball team received two rings for winning the 2017 NCAA championship this year, as shown by student manager Maria Vanderford. The ring on the left was presented Saturday during a ceremony at Kenan Stadium and given by UNC. The ring on the right was awarded by the NCAA earlier this summer. Read More...

LeBron James and Drake toast to Vince Carter and Toronto before 'The Carter Effect' debuts

LeBron James’ media company, the Uninterrupted, created a documentary called The Carter Effect that looks back at the amazing career of dunk champ and eight-time All-Star Vince Carter. The night before its premier at the Toronto International Film Festival on Saturday, James and the rapper Drake got together with others to celebrate the work. (USA Today)

Reyshawn Terry on the move from Japan to South Korea

Ulsan Mobis Phoebus (South Korea) has landed 33-year old American forward Reyshawn Terry, who played most recently for the Ryukyu Golden Kings in the Japanese B League. In 44 games last season, Terry averaged 15.4 ppg, 5.7 rpg and 1.5 apg. In 2007, Terry was drafted by the Orlando Magic in the second round out of UNC. This will be Terry's eleventh pro season. (Asia-Basket.com)

UNC Players Receive Exclusive Championship Jordans

The 2017 National Championship team received its title rings during halftime of the UNC vs. Louisville game. Rings weren't the only thing that the 2017 team received. On Saturday morning the team received a very special pair of Jordan Brand sneakers. There are only 25 of them in the world. The shoes have the years of North Carolina's titles stitched on the shoe. (Inside Carolina)

Tar Heels Receive NCAA Title Rings

Members of the 2017 NCAA champion UNC men's basketball team received their national championship rings in a ceremony Saturday in Kenan Stadium. The players, managers, coaches and staff were honored at halftime of the UNC-Louisville football game. Members of the five previous Tar Heel NCAA championship squads were on hand to present the rings. (GoHeels.com)

Lucas: Family Time

The rings, which are enormous, are a dazzling token of the 2017 NCAA basketball title. Members of every Carolina NCAA title team were on hand, from Lennie Rosenbluth and Joe Quigg and Tom Kearns in 1957 all the way through Green, Wayne Ellington and Tyler Zeller from 2009. Each former champion was introduced to roars from the Kenan crowd. (GoHeels.com)

Video: UNC Men's Basketball Receives 2017 Championship Rings

Former national champion Tar Heels came back to Chapel Hill to present Roy Williams and the national championship team with the 2017 championship rings on September 9, 2017. View Video...

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