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Michael Jordan's mansion will trash talk you, too (video)

As most basketball fans know, former Chicago Bulls shooting guard, and Hall of Fame inductee, Michael Jordan was known as one of the game's greatest trash talkers during his time in the NBA. With that being the case, it probably shouldn't come as much of a surprise that Jordan's mansion will let you know exactly how great it is as well. (Carolina Blue)

Warriors forward Harrison Barnes to be restricted free agent at season's end

Golden State general manager Bob Myers announced that Warriors forward Harrison Barnes will not be signing a contract extension before the Nov. 2 deadline. Barnes reportedly turned down a $64 million offer before changing agents from Jeff Wechsler to Jeff Schwartz in late September. Since that point, the two sides have not made enough progress. (ESPN.com)

Nike's new UNC sneakers

With the basketball season upon Nike is releasing a series of new shoes themed around the nation's top Blue Blood hoops programs. North Carolina, Duke, and Kentucky will all have themed version of the shoes. Check out complete photos of the Carolina shoes below. The Nike Free Trainer 5.0 will be released on Friday, Oct. 30th at 10:00 AM. (Carolina Blue)

UNC Player Preview: Kenny Williams

The one position where North Carolina needs the most help is at shooting guard. Enter freshman Kenny Williams, who comes to UNC with the reputation as a deadly three-point threat, but can do much more. A quick slasher and a solid shooter, Williams can score from deep and in the midrange. To gain minutes, Williams will have to adapt to defenses that are bigger and faster. (Carolina Blue)

Ranking College Basketball’s Top Back Courts

4. North Carolina (Marcus Paige, Justin Jackson, Joel Berry II, Nate Britt, Theo Pinson, Kenny Williams): Paige enters his senior season as one of the the best guards in the country. Jackson looks poised for a breakout year as he moves into the starting spot left vacant by J.P. Tokoto, and classmate Pinson is healthy after dealing with injuries last season. (NBC Sports)

Warriors Big Man James Michael McAdoo Hosts Youth Basketball Clinic

As part of the Warriors’ 2015-16 Season Tip-Off Celebration at San Francisco City Hall on Wednesday, October 14, center Festus Ezeli and forward James Michael McAdoo each hosted a basketball clinic in Civic Center Plaza with local youth. (NBA.com)

Byron Scott Says Lakers Miss Ed Davis In The Locker Room

The Los Angeles Lakers let a lot of players go in the off-season, but one who many fans hoped to see remain with the team was big man Ed Davis. With his energy, rebounding, and rim protection, Davis quickly became a fan favorite among Laker fans and was one of the few bright spots to emerge from last season. (Lakers Nation)

911 Call: ‘I’m Hiding in the Office,’ Says Store Clerk When Bucks Player John Henson Comes to Shop

Time to add another item to the already long list of things that black people cannot do: buy a Rolex. Buying a Rolex is supposed to be a happy occasion. Especially for the Milwaukee Bucks’ John Henson. He’s 24. He’s a baller. He has some cash to burn. And it would have been his first Rolex. (The Root)

Tar Heels hope experience, depth equal Final Four run

There are talented upperclassmen and all-ACC performers back along with youngsters blended in to give the Tar Heels plenty of depth and versatility. It's a mix befitting a time when veterans stuck around college basketball and before NBA one-and-done players were common — and the Tar Heels believe it has them positioned for a run at the national championship. (Associated Press)

Sean May Joins UNC Basketball Staff

Sean May, the 2005 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament’s Most Outstanding Player, has joined the University of North Carolina men’s basketball staff as assistant to the director of player development. “I've always been interested in coaching in college basketball so it makes perfect sense for me to get started along that path at the place it all began for me,” May says. (GoHeels.com)

P.J. Hairston penciled in as Charlotte Hornets starter for Wednesday

Barring a last-minute change, Charlotte Hornets coach Steve Clifford plans to start second-year pro P.J. Hairston in Wednesday’s season opener against the Miami Heat. Clifford also plans to start Kemba Walker, Nicolas Batum and Al Jefferson. He is still deciding whether to start Cody Zeller or Marvin Williams at power forward. (Charlotte Observer)

Sixers Release J.P. Tokoto

According to Bob Cooney, Brett Brown acknowledged that Tokoto has been released along with Pierre Jackson, whose release we had previously reported. Tokoto's release is predictable, as he barely played in pre-season, registering only 10 minutes a game in his five games. He was relatively unproductive in that time, as his offensive skills were just too raw to deal with NBA caliber defenders. (Liberty Ballers)

2015-2016 Player Preview: Luke Maye

Playing behind Brice Johnson and Isaiah Hicks at the power forward position, Luke Maye is unlikely to get large chunks of minutes in the 2015-2016 season. At 6-7, Maye is limited in what he contribute at this level. What Maye does bring is versatility and an outside shot to the forward position. Additionally, Maye is physically ready for UNC's style of offense. (Carolina Blue)

Ranking 2015-16's 10 best college point guards

No. 1: Marcus Paige, UNC - There still is some question how frequently Paige will be deployed as a point guard; the Heels have a couple able players at that position and still a fairly significant hole at shooting guard that he often seems best qualified to fill. But Paige is best, and the Heels are best, when he has the ball and the freedom to make a play for himself or a teammate. (Sporting News)

Pistons Pick Up Option On Reggie Bullock

The Detroit Pistons have picked up the 2016-17 team options on forward Reggie Bullock and guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. Bullock was acquired by Detroit on July 9 from the Phoenix Suns. He was drafted by the Los Angeles Clippers in the first round in 2013. Caldwell-Pope was drafted in 2013 with the eighth pick, and he's been a regular for the Pistons, averaging 12.7 points per game last season. (ESPN.com)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 80
Kansas State: 70
Tue, Nov 24 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Maryland
Tue, Dec 1, 9:30 ET ESPN Tickets

UNC vs. Davidson
Sun, Dec 6, 6:00 ET ESPNU Tickets

UNC @ Texas
Sat, Dec 12, 5:15 ET ESPN Tickets

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Basketball Scoreboard
Boston College68
at Michigan State99
Notre Dame68
at Monmouth70
at UConn76
at Georgia Tech83
Live scores provided via data feed and may be delayed by a couple of minutes

ACC Basketball Standings
(15) Miami0-05-0
(5) Duke0-05-1
(9) North Carolina0-05-1
(12) Virginia0-05-1
Florida State0-04-1
Georgia Tech0-04-1
Wake Forest0-04-2
(17) Notre Dame0-03-1
Virginia Tech0-03-1
Boston College0-03-1
NC State0-03-2

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