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Rasheed Wallace keeps low profile in ProAm

Somewhat famous for his adversarial public persona in the NBA, Rasheed Wallace seems to have an easy rapport with just about everyone at McLendon-McDougald Gym. He has been one of the constants in the summer league, showing up just about every night wearing some sort of Phillies hat. Wallace declined an opportunity to talk about what he liked about the summer league, but if his actions are any indication, he appears to be in his element. (Raleigh News & Observer)

Former Tar Heels hoopster Kris Lang opening doors for business

The owner and tenants at a new Gastonia office building are borrowing a business strategy from Europe and a name from a Tar Heels tactic. Four Corners on Garrison, a business plaza with a salon, barbershop and offices opened earlier this month. Kris Lang owns the building and says he had five tenants signed before the center was complete. (Gaston Gazette)

A Day In Denver With Ty Lawson

However you slice it, Lawson is making people in the Mile High City ache less and less about what could have been with the team’s past nucleus and yearn for what could be with him running the show. Now, with the lockout in full motion, Lawson isn’t ready to slow down the pace at all. Between workouts, travel and sneaker hunting, the kid’s summer has been extremely busy so far. (Dime Magazine)

Danny Talbott to be honored during Phil Ford Golf Classic Gala

Danny Talbott, in conjunction with fellow Tar Heel and Rocky Mount native Phil Ford, is providing opportunities for children in the Twin Counties. The fourth annual Phil Ford Golf Classic Gala Honoring Danny Talbott will be held on August 12 at Benvenue Country Club in Rocky Mount. The event benefits the Boys & Girls Club of Nash and Edgecombe Counties. (Rocky Mount Telegram)

Vince Carter hosts basketball camp, anxiously awaits end of lockout

Talk about your unsettled situations. Surrounding himself with kids at his annual weeklong basketball camp is the only normal thing about this summer for Vince Carter, who has reached a stage where you can only throw your hands in the air and say, "Who knows?" (Daytona Beach News-Journal)

King Rice learned from his mistakes

King Rice sat in jail, waiting to be picked up by his boss Kevin Stallings, wondering if he had finally woken up from this fantasy that he didn't have a drinking problem. "I was 27 years old and as soon as it happened, I looked at it as serious and knew I had to do something about it,'' Rice said. (ESPN.com)

UNC basketball to host Appalachian State December 17th

Appalachian State announced its men’s basketball schedule Wednesday. Appalachian State will play at UNC on Dec. 17. Mountaineers coach Jason Capel, a UNC graduate and former standout forward, played his first regular season game as a Tar Heel against Appalachian State in the Smith Center. (Watauga Democrat)

Deon Thompson signs 2-year deal with Slovenian pro team

Union Olimpija fortified its frontcourt for the upcoming Turkish Airlines Euroleague season by inking power forward Deon Thompson to a two-year deal, the club announced Wednesday. Thompson arrives from Ikaros Kallitheas, where he averaged 14.1 points, 8.8 rebounds and 1.3 blocks in 25 Greek League games last season. (Euroleague.net)

Italian team trying to sign Rashad McCants

Pepsi Caserta is trying to bring in former North Carolina standout Rashad McCants. The guard was selected by Minnesota Timberwolves in the 2005 NBA Draft with the 14th overall but he did not have in the NBA the career expected. His best season in NBA was in 2007-08 when he averaged 14.9ppg in 75 games with Wolves. (Sportando)

NBA lockout has Brandan Wright unsure of future plans

Brandan Wright isn’t sure what to expect next season, if there is an NBA season. The former Brentwood Academy star was traded from Golden State to New Jersey in February, and he’s a restricted free agent. The NBA locked out its players on July 1 when the league’s collective bargaining agreement expired, putting the season in jeopardy. (Nashville Tennessean)

What did you do at camp? Hung out with Air Jordan

The Charlotte Bobcats held their annual fantasy camp for season ticket holders Monday, and 108 kids showed up for the first session and 82 adults showed up for the second. As Jordan warmed up with the adults, a dark-haired guy shooting at the same basket decided to challenge him. The guy was a legitimate 5-8. Jordan is 48-years-old. But he was not put on the planet to be guarded. (Raleigh News & Observer)

David Glenn Chats With Jawad Williams

Among the topics they discussed: the strength of the Tar Heel family; how Jawad Williams realized his dream to play in the NBA despite being undrafted out of college; how the N.C. Pro-Am helps him stay in shape and work on his game; the competitiveness of the Pro-Am; and how the NBA lockout is affecting Williams’ career. (ACC Sports Journal)

Michael Jordan faces $1 million fine if he golfs with current NBA player

Michael Jordan is one of the American Century Classic celebrity golf tournament’s biggest stars. But in 2011, organizers will have to be extra attentive. Jordan, who became the first former player to own an NBA team when he purchased the Charlotte Bobcats outright last year, faces a fine of $1 million if he plays a round of golf at the ACC with a current NBA player. (RGJ.com)

J.R. Reid hoping to get into coaching

J.R. Reid helped reacquaint himself with Hampton Roads sports fans via a talk show on 94.1 FM "The Game" during basketball season. "I just try to stay busy," he said. He has had some success in business, but after taking a step back to look at himself, he realized that what he really wants to do is coach - at a college or in the pros. (Virginian-Pilot)

Video: UNC-NC State pick-up game highlights

Footage of a pick-up game between current and former Carolina and State players which took place yesterday at NC State's Dail Center. (ABC 11)

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