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Four more years under Popovich will be fine by Danny Green

Little more than a month past his 28th birthday and three weeks after signing a new Sours contract that will pay him $10 million for each of the next four seasons, Danny Green still calls himself a “middle-aged” NBA player with plenty of room for improvement. That is why he focuses on goals not yet achieved, including an All-Star appearance and a chance at Olympic gold. (San Antonio Express-News)

Ty Lawson's battle with addiction

Ty Lawson, 27, is nearing the end of his stay at Cliffside Malibu, a rehab clinic in Malibu, California, as he tries to recover from an alcohol addiction. When training camp opens in September, Lawson will start another new chapter in his life -- point guard for the Houston Rockets, an opportunity born from his struggle to deal with his addiction. (ESPN.com)

Camper comes at Michael Jordan's shoes with Internet meme

The Internet loves Michael Jordan. Whether it's reminiscing about his glory years via videos, the ever-popular crying MJ memes or simply obsessing over his iconic kicks, the Hall of Famer is beloved all over the Internet. But all that e-love didn't make him impervious to an attack from a kid at his basketball camp armed with an Internet meme aimed at shoe-checking Jordan's footwear via one simple question: "What are thossseeee?" (ESPN.com)

No-Longer-Way-Too-Early Basketball Top 25

2. North Carolina Tar Heels: UNC seems to be the most common pick, for obvious reasons: This is a team with (almost) its entire roster intact. That is the Tar Heels' chief appeal and the best reason to question their national title aspirations, all at the same time. The bullish folks cite North Carolina's experience, cohesion and depth, which are rare qualities for a roster this talented. (ESPN.com)

One-on-one with Brice Johnson

Inside Carolina caught up with UNC senior Brice Johnson to discuss his summer progress as well as goals for the coming season. Johnson participated in the adidas Nations tournament this past weekend as a college counselor and spent his time playing alongside 40 of the top college players in the country. He averaged 8.0 points and 7.3 rebounds on 48.4 percent shooting in four games. (Inside Carolina)

Harrison Barnes on the Pitch

Warriors swingman Harrison Barnes recently got to spend some time on the pitch. With Manchester United taking on FC Barcelona in an international friendly last weekend in Santa Clara, Barnes had the chance to visit with both teams. Go behind the scenes with HB in the video below and learn more about his affinity for “the beautiful game.” (NBA.com)

Video: Rare Footage of Michael Jordan's Rookie Year

It's hard to imagine Michael Jordan as anything but dominant. There was a time, however, when people talked about the potential of a young M.J. rather than the legacy. In this video there are rare interviews and highlights that true basketball fans will drool over. It'll give you even more appreciation for the man, the myth, the legend that is His Airness. (Athlon Sports)

Jerry West Teaches Harrison Barnes New Moves in Workout Video

Technically NBA legend Jerry West isn’t a member of the Golden State Warriors coaching staff. That fact didn’t stop him from joining young wing player Harrison Barnes during an offseason workout though, and thanks to a really cool documentary channel on Youtbue we got a look inside that workout. (The Friendly Bounce)

Memorable Superdome moments, No. 3: Michael Jordan's winning jumper vs. Georgetown

With the Tar Heels trailing by one, Michael Jordan spotted up near the left corner and launched a 16-foot jumper that swished through the net with 15 seconds remaining to give UNC a 63-62 lead before a crowd of 61,612 at the Superdome. The outcome, however, was in doubt until the Hoyas' Fred Brown inadvertently passed the ball to James Worthy on the ensuing possession with seven seconds left. (New Orleans Times-Picayune)

J.P. Tokoto Plans To Sign Camp Deal With 76ers

J.P. Tokoto plans to sign a training camp deal with the Philadelphia 76ers, a league source tells RealGM. Tokoto and the 76ers are discussing terms, and the athletic forward has made clear he has no intention of signing overseas or in the D-League. Tokoto was the 58th overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft by the 76ers out of North Carolina. (Real GM)

Report: J.P. Tokoto won’t sign with Philadelphia

J.P. Tokoto entered the NBA draft knowing he wasn’t a first-round pick. He just wanted to turn pro. But, even after the 76ers drafted him with the No. 58 pick, he won’t necessarily get an NBA contract. John Finger of CSN Philly: "An NBA source said Tokoto likely will not sign this year and will opt to play overseas or in the D-League." If Tokoto sticks for the league minimum, that’s probably more than he’d make overseas. (NBC Sports)

UNC Alumni vs. Kentucky Alumni Basketball Game Set

Tickets for the 2015 Kentucky Men’s Basketball Alumni Charity Game, which will be held Sept. 13 at 5:30 p.m. ET in Rupp Arena, will go on sale to the public on Aug. 14, at 10 a.m. ET. For the first time, a team of UK pros will face a team of UNC pros. The game will feature UK players either currently or formerly playing professionally against UNC players either currently or formerly playing professionally. (UK Athletics)

Summer Tar Heel Basketball Tidbits

With the start of the Fall 2015 semester at UNC only a few weeks away, it's a good time to take stock of some offseason news and notes on Tar Heel basketball. Carolina returns four of five starters from last year's Sweet 16 group. UNC also returns over 88 percent of its points (including its top four scorers), nearly 84 percent of its rebounds and nearly 75 percent of its assists from last season. (GoHeels.com)

Joel James, Paige Neuenfeldt Take Part In NCAA, ACC Leadership Meetings

Two Tar Heel student-athletes recently participated in leadership meetings at the conference and national levels. Paige Neuenfeldt, a rising senior on the UNC volleyball team, took part in the ACC Student-Athlete Advisory Council meeting July 10-11 in Charlotte. Joel James, a rising senior on the UNC basketball team, took part in the NCAA Division I SAAC Meeting July 15-17 in Indianapolis, Ind. (GoHeels.com)

Blazers waive Brendan Haywood after acquiring him from Cavs

On Monday, the Portland Trail Blazers acquired Brendan Haywood and his fully non-guaranteed $10.5 million contract from the Cavs along with Mike Miller and two second-round picks. They followed that up on Thursday by waiving Haywood, as expected. The team announced the move in a press release. Haywood was never going to stick with the Blazers. (NBC Sports)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 83
Davidson: 74
Wed, Dec 7 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Tennessee
Sun, Dec 11, 5:00 ET ESPN Tickets

UNC vs. Kentucky
Sat, Dec 17, 5:45 ET CBS Tickets

UNC vs. Northern Iowa
Wed, Dec 21, 8:00 ET ESPN2 Tickets

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Basketball Scoreboard
at UNC83
S Illinois51
at Louisville74
at Pitt84
at Boston College66
Georgia Tech76
at VCU73
MD-E Shore59
at Virginia Tech75
Live scores provided via data feed and may be delayed by a couple of minutes

ACC Basketball Standings
(23) Notre Dame0-09-0
(5) Duke0-09-1
(7) North Carolina0-09-1
(11) Louisville0-08-1
(14) Virginia0-08-1
Florida State0-08-1
Virginia Tech0-07-1
Wake Forest0-07-2
NC State0-06-2
Georgia Tech0-05-3
Boston College0-04-4

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