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Michael Jordan’s ‘flu game’ is still unforgettable 20 years later

There is no shortage of unforgettable moments from Michael Jordan’s career, but one of the most indelible images occurred 20 years ago today – Jordan being helped to the bench by teammate Scottie Pippen. It would come to be known as the “flu game”, and just the mention of it likely leaves Utah Jazz fans sick to their stomachs. (FOX Sports)

Re-live Michael Jordan's legendary 'flu game' on its 20th anniversary

It wasn’t Michael Jordan’s best performance. Probably not even in his top-10. But it may have been his most memorable one. Back on June 11, 1997, the greatest basketball player of all-time scored 38 points in a pivotal NBA Finals game, on the road, while violently ill. You can’t really tell from the video, but Jordan was in a bad way on the day of Game 5 of the ’97 NBA Finals. (USA Today)

UNC’s Tony Bradley Impressing in NBA Workouts

Tony Bradley continues to impress during NBA workouts, proving that his decision to leave after one season was a good one. After working out for the Knicks, Lakers, Spurs, Bucks and Thunder, among others, Bradley worked out Sunday for the Utah Jazz. The 6-10 Bradley is currently projected to go at No. 32 to the Phoenix Suns by DraftExpress.com. (Zag's Blog)

Cameron Johnson presents unique small-ball maneuvers for UNC in 17-18

After committing to UNC, and then getting his full release from Pittsburgh on Thursday, it’s safe to say it’s been a busy week for Cameron Johnson and UNC. Now that the red tape is in the rearview mirror, we can thankfully talk basketball. One of theme that’s emerged this week: how Johnson could function as a facsimile for Justin Jackson — who is preparing for the NBA Draft. (ACC Sports Journal)

On this day in NBA Finals history: Michael Jordan’s ‘Flu Game’

The image of Scottie Pippen holding up a physically drained Michael Jordan is unforgettable, no matter how many times you’ve seen it. It represents June 11, 1997 — Game 5 of the NBA Finals between the Chicago Bulls and Utah Jazz, known as the “Flu Game” — when Jordan summoned something within him that the league had never seen. (The Undefeated)

Video: Roy Williams coaches former Yankees in Legends of the South charity baseball game

North Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams served as celebrity manager for the former Yankees team as they faced former Braves stars in the Legends of the South baseball game held Friday in Charleston, South Carolina to raise money for charity. View Video...

Harrison Barnes leads basketball camp for at-risk youth

Dallas Mavericks forward Harrison Barnes and former Dallas Police Chief David Brown are using the basketball court to teach important life lessons. Over 150 at-risk youth took part in a basketball camp on Saturday led by Mavericks’ Barnes and with Brown as a special guest. Another goal of the camp was to build relationships between the children and law enforcement. (CBS DFW)

UNC Has a Wall Full of Exclusive Air Jordans

It's a good time to be UNC Basketball, the reigning National Champions and alma mater of the greatest to ever do it. As a result of the latter, the school continues to get hooked up with Air Jordans in exclusive school colorways, and they just updated the wall on campus displaying the full collection. As things stand, Air Jordan models 1 through 31 are featured on the wall. (Sole Collector)

Is getting Cameron Johnson better for North Carolina than landing Kevin Knox?

Finally, Pittsburgh announced Cam Johnson will be immediately eligible to play for the Tar Heels. After Kevin Knox decided to join Kentucky and serve as their likely 4th option on the perimeter, UNC had a large Justin Jackson-sized hole left to fill. Johnson helps fill that void. In fact, he may fill it better than Kevin Knox would have. (Tar Heel Blog)

UNC Basketball: Where does Andrew Platek fit in?

Andrew Platek is a six-foot-four shooting guard from Mount Hermon, Massachusetts. As a senior for Northfield Mount Hermon, he averaged 13.4 points, 3.1 assists, and 5.1 rebounds per game. He shot 43% from the field, including a 35% clip from three point range. Platek also managed to sink 45% of his perimeter attempts in his final summer on the EYBL circuit. (Tar Heel Blog)

UNC Basketball: Former, current Tar Heels participate in pickup game

The pickup basketball games at UNC are always something special. Each year former, current, future players and even students are seen playing pickup games at several courts across campus. Players Luke Maye, Joel Berry and Theo Pinson are out there with former players such as Marcus Paige, Jawad Williams and Rasheed Wallace. There’s even some video. (Keeping It Heel)

At UNC, Cameron Johnson will need to get up to speed (literally)

It won’t be a seamless adjustment for Cameron Johnson at UNC, but there’s no question his arrival from Pitt rates as the most important addition for last season’s national championship team. Johnson, a 6-foot-8 graduate transfer, is expected to move into the wing forward position previously manned by junior Justin Jackson, who left a year early to start an NBA career. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Bidding on Michael Jordan’s ‘84 Olympics shoes now at record $144k

Michael Jordan’s shoes from the 1984 Olympics are being auctioned, and with two more days to go, they’ve already set the world record for a pair of game-worn shoes: $144,222. The dual-signed Converse shoes from Jordan’s gold-medal-winning game against Spain breaks the record set by another pair of his -- his sneakers from Game 5 of the 1997 NBA Finals. (New York Daily News)

UNC’s Luke Maye flips car on I-85, walks away unhurt

Luke Maye, one of the stars of UNC’s run to the 2017 NCAA basketball championship, was involved in a scary car accident Thursday that his father Mark Maye said ultimately only gave his son a few bumps and bruises. “He did run into an 18-wheeler and spun his car around, landing on a bank beside the road. Damaged the car pretty bad, but he (Luke) said he feels perfectly fine.” (Charlotte Observer)

Video: Andrew Platek Summer Workout Video

Incoming North Carolina freshman shooting guard Andrew Platek (Northfield, MA) shows off his three-point range as he prepares for his debut season with the Tar Heels during morning workouts. Read More...

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Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 71
Gonzaga: 65
Mon, Apr 3 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Barton College
Fri, Oct 27, 7:30 ET

UNC vs. Northern Iowa
Fri, Nov 10, TBD

UNC vs. Bucknell
Wed, Nov 15, TBD

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

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ACC Basketball Standings
TeamACCOverall
(6) North Carolina14-433-7
(16) Florida State12-626-9
(14) Notre Dame12-626-10
(10) Louisville12-625-9
(7) Duke11-728-9
(24) Virginia11-723-11
Virginia Tech10-822-11
Syracuse10-819-15
Miami10-821-12
Wake Forest9-919-14
Georgia Tech8-1021-16
Clemson6-1217-16
NC State4-1415-17
Pittsburgh4-1416-17
Boston College2-169-23


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