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James Worthy News & Bio


Name:James Worthy
Hometown:Gastonia, NC
High School:Ashbrook
Born:February 27, 1961 (58)
Height/Weight:6-9, 225
Position:Forward
Notes:Basketball, 1979 McDonald's All-American
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The 25 Greatest Games in UNC Basketball History: No. 2 - The 1982 National Championship Game
The 1981-82 North Carolina Tar Heels played like the best team in the nation all season. James Worthy made the leap to superstar, and sophomore...

Highlighting UNC, Duke, and NC State’s non-conference basketball schedule
The last time the Tar Heels played in Carmichael Arena — 1986 — Roy Williams was an assistant under legendary coach Dean Smith. North Carolina...

Danny Green joins rare company, captures second NBA title
Danny Green became one of the few players who’ve won both an NCAA and an NBA championship, joining NBA legends like Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Magic...

The 25 Greatest Games in UNC Basketball History: No. 16 - Jordan steals and slams Virginia in 1983
The 1983 season began with the Cavaliers ranked No. 1. The Terry Holland-coached squad was led by Ralph Sampson, Rick Carlisle, Othell Wilson, and Craig...

Danny Green Adds to UNC's NBA Titles Record
North Carolina players have won more NBA titles than any other program, and it's not even close. With Danny Green's 2019 championship, Tar Heel alums...

Danny Green Wins Second NBA Title, This Time With Toronto
Former North Carolina NCAA champion Danny Green became an NBA champ for a second time Thursday when the Toronto Raptors beat Golden State in Game...

UNC basketball usher Bob Ward shares paths with seven decades of Chapel Hill legends
Bob Ward, by virtue of his job as a basketball museum attendant and basketball usher for 35 years, knows Chapel Hill's lore better than maybe...

Remembering when Michael Jordan hit the title-winning shot for UNC in 1982
North Carolina trailed 62-61 in the 1982 NCAA National Championship Game with 32 seconds remaining, and the final shot was only going to one person:...

The Path That Led UNC's Kenny Williams to a Unique College Experience
Kenny Williams grew up a huge Tar Heel fan, a team that featured players who went on to be NBA greats, like Michael Jordan, James...

UNC To Wear 60s-Era Throwback Uniforms Tuesday Night Against NC State
The North Carolina Tar Heels have some of the most classic uniforms in college basketball, as the likes of Michael Jordan, Vince Carter, James Worthy...


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