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Will Perdue shares more details of Michael Jordan punch
Horace Grant told a New York radio station about the time Michael Jordan punched teammate Will Perdue during practice. Perdue confirmed the story was legit and filled in some more of the details. "First of all, the second unit was kicking the first unit’s butt, and Michael wasn’t too happy about it. And we used to do that actually quite often in practice."
Back To The Drawing Board For UNC At Boston College
No. 12 North Carolina, 17-6 overall and 7-3 in the ACC, will look to put an end its two-game losing slide Saturday afternoon in Chestnut Hill when it takes on the struggling Boston College Eagles, sporting a 9-12 mark on the season with only one win in conference. UNC head coach Roy Williams has been asking for more practice time for the Tar Heels. Well, he’s had it this week.
Marcus Paige Named Academic All-District
UNC junior guard Marcus Paige has been selected to the Capitol One Academic All-District team, the second year in a row Paige has earned that distinction. Paige went on to earn second-team Academic All-America honors last year. The 2015 All-America selections will be announced later in the season. The Marion, Iowa, native is majoring in journalism and history.
One On One With Joel James
Joel James: "As a spectator, you lose sight of the fact that this is my fifth, sixth year playing basketball. You’ve been watching basketball longer than I’ve been playing. In a sense, it’s very frustrating sometimes when I hear people criticize me, saying how I should be doing this or that, when you’ve been watching the game longer than I’ve been playing."
James Michael McAdoo Named D-League All-Star
Although James Michael McAdoo and Elliot Williams have seemingly spent the bulk of their playing time recently at the NBA level, their accomplishments at the D-League level haven’t gone unnoticed. Wednesday, the two Santa Cruz Warriors were each selected to represent the Western Conference during the D-League All-Star Game on Feb. 15 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.
I'm A Tar Heel: Jackson Simmons
Jackson Simmons: "Growing up in North Carolina I can remember watching the Tar Heels play and was amazed at how big and full of energy the Smith Center was. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would be a part of the Carolina Family. So, When Coach Williams invited me as a walk-on in his office in early August of 2010, I told him I would think about it but there was no need to think."
Bucks' Kendall Marshall has surgery on ACL
Milwaukee Bucks point guard Kendall Marshall suffered a season-ending ACL tear on Jan. 17. Just under three weeks later, Marshall had surgery to repair the damage on Wednesday. Marshall tweeted that he was out of surgery on Wednesday afternoon and said the surgery went well.
Tar Heels In The NBA Update
John Henson has been battling injuries of late, but on Thursday, he scored 12 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in the Bucks’ win over the Magic. When teammate Jared Sullinger got stuck in traffic, Tyler Zeller got the nod to start for the Boston Celtics on Sunday. Zeller seized the opportunity by scoring 17 points and added six rebounds and four assists in the Celtics’ loss to Miami.
The Curious Case of J.P. Tokoto
No player on this Tar Heel team gets the Smith Center rocking like J.P. Tokoto. When he gets the ball on the fast-break, you can feel the anticipation in the air as number 13 cocks the ball behind his head–and the dome erupting once he throws it down with vicious authority. On the flip side of that, no player on this Tar Heel team gets the Smith Center groaning like J.P. Tokoto, either.
Horace Grant recalls Michael Jordan punching Will Perdue: 'Lit him up'
Michael Jordan's notoriously competitive nature has been known to spill over into physical confrontations, and former Bulls teammate Horace Grant added to the legend last week in an interview with a New York radio station. Grant recalled when Jordan punched Will Perdue during practice in 1991, uniting the 7-footer with Steve Kerr and Reggie Miller on an exclusive list of players Jordan has struck.
Time for the "Everyone Should Calm Down" Post
Here I go introducing logic when raw emotion and hysteria are the preferred mode of operation. Even when UNC has had can't miss Final Four teams, the collective freak outs happen. In 2009 when UNC lost at Maryland in overtime and then had a tight game at Virginia Tech, hand wringing occurred. Before anyone jumps off anything really tall let's go through this.
Mirror, mirror: Tar Heels struggle, find frustration in loss to Virginia
At the end of UNC’s struggle-filled 75-64 loss to third-ranked Virginia, forward Brice Johnson declared that each of the Tar Heels needed to find the first available mirror and take a long, individual look. "Just ask yourself whether you’re playing as hard as you can or if you’re doing everything you can to help this team, because at the end of the day, you’re the only person that knows that."
Art’s Angle: Time To Man Up (Again)
The Tar Heels have five days to get ready for a 9-11 Boston College team that has already given Virginia, Syracuse and Louisville close games and then a full week to prepare for 15-8 Pitt that upset Notre Dame three days after the Irish defeated Duke. In the torturous ACC race, UNC almost has to be 9-3 going to Duke to stand any chance of finishing in the top four.
Video: Rusty Clark - ACC Basketball Legend
One of the best rebounders in Carolina basketball history, Dr. Franklin "Rusty" Clark is the 2015 Tar Heel representative as an ACC Legend.
Rusty Clark Named ACC Basketball Legend
Thirteen former standout players and a pair of record-setting coaches headline this year’s class of ACC Basketball Legends. Franklin "Rusty" Clark will represent the Tar Heels as UNC's legend for 2015. The Legends will be recognized during the 2015 New York Life ACC Tournament, which will be held March 10-14 at the Greensboro Coliseum