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New Maverick Harrison Barnes on why it was important to him to attend Dallas memorial service
The memorial service was a great way to honor those officers that serve our country and put their life on the line every single day. It was great to hear President Obama and President Bush as well as the other police officers talk and political figures talk about the importance of coming together in this time where tensions are very high and people are very frustrated.
Ranking the Tar Heels’ best basketball starters of all time
The University of North Carolina has seen its fair share of great basketball players come through its historic program. Just look up at the rafters inside the Dean Dome. There are 49 jerseys hanging up there (soon to be 51 with the addition of Marcus Paige and Brice Johnson). Forty-nine jerseys.
Roy Williams may have more time at UNC
Roy Williams is coming off a season where he was just a few seconds away from a third national championship and seemed energized by a likable group led by Brice Johnson and Marcus Paige. Now the questions about Williams’ future are phrased a bit differently. Instead of when is Roy going to retire, people are asking how long can Williams coach? It’s a meaningful difference.
Former UNC Basketball Star Antawn Jamison Helps Military Children
Camp Corral and former NBA and UNC star Antawn Jamison have teamed up to make dreams come true for a special group of young people. Camp Corral is in its fifth year and has given 3,400 children from across the U.S. a chance to meet other children just like them. Those who attend are military children who have a parent that's either a wounded, disabled or fallen veteran.
Mavs' Cuban, Carlisle envision much bigger role for Harrison Barnes
The Dallas Mavericks gave Harrison Barnes $94 million this summer. That's a lot of money for a player of Barnes' caliber, or at least the caliber he showed as an afterthought in Golden State's offense. But Mavs owner Mark Cuban feels that greater responsibility within the Mavs' system will spark a lot of untapped development for Barnes.
Harrison Barnes interview
Yesterday, new Mavs forward Harrison Barnes joined 103.3 FM ESPN’s “The Afternoon Show” with Tim Cowlishaw and Matt Mosley to talk all things Mavericks. On attending last week’s memorial to honor the slain police officers: "The memorial service was a great way to honor those officers that serve our country and put their life on the line every single day."
Michael Jordan to be Michigan's honorary captain for football opener
Michigan football will begin the Jumpman era with Air Jordan himself attending the team's 2016 season opener. Michael Jordan is set to be the honorary captain when the Wolverines host Hawaii on Sept. 3 at Michigan Stadium, coach Jim Harbaugh said today on "The Rich Eisen Show."
UNC Basketball Among 50 Most-Watched Sporting Events of 2016 (So Far)
The NBA Finals generated four of the five largest non-NFL audiences, with the Cavaliers’ Game 7 win taking the top spot (31.0M, #11). Outside of the NFL and NBA, the only other events in the top 20 were the championship games of college football (26.2M, #12) and college basketball (UNC vs. Villanova, 17.8M, #20). #28, UNC vs. Syracuse - Final Four (12.9M).
Brice Johnson, Harrison Barnes To Face Off In Las Vegas
The 2016 USA Men's Select Team that includes former UNC forward Brice Johnson will train July 18-21 with the 2016 USA Basketball Men's National Team during its training camp in Las Vegas, Nevada. Johnson and the Select Team will face off against fellow UNC product Harrison Barnes, who is a member of the Olympic Team that will play in Rio next month.
Is Isaiah Hicks ready to make the leap next season?
Carolina will field a team similar to last year’s. Yes, Brice Johnson and Marcus Paige will no longer be there, and those are some enormous shoes to fill. Nonetheless, UNC is stocked with talent and primed to be, again, a really good team. To become a championship contender? Well, Isaiah Hicks needs to make the same leap that Johnson did.
Raptors assistant Jerry Stackhouse adds to coaching experience
Toronto Raptors assistant coach Jerry Stackhouse got to be the head coach for a recent NBA Summer League win and enjoyed it. He even engaged in some jawing, something he was famous for while a player. "Oh yeah, I said: 'The ball game, it's over.' I still had my trash talk with me," Stackhouse said.
James Michael McAdoo Speaks to Kids at S.C. Basketball Camp
An NBA Champion visited with a group of youth basketball players Tuesday in the Midlands. James McAdoo spoke at a camp hosted by Urban Discovery Ministries. The Golden State Warrior shared not only his on-court experience but his journey with his faith. He spoke on how he struggled with the “party life” while playing at UNC but found his way back to his religion.
Raymond Felton Agrees to Terms with Los Angeles Clippers
Raymond Felton agreed to terms with the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday, Dan Woiki of the Orange County Register reports. He'll likely come off the bench with Chris Paul, J.J. Reddick, Jamal Crawford, and Austin Rivers holding up the Clippers' backcourt. In Dallas, Felton averaged 9.5 points, 3.6 assists, and 3.2 rebounds in 27 minutes per game.
Roy Williams on Marcus Paige, Recipe for Championship
Roy Williams on advice he gives to his former players entering the NBA: "You got to understand that it is a business. Every single day if you aren't doing what you are supposed to, someone else is doing it and it's going to be his living and not yours. And you have to make adjustments. Marcus Paige is one of those guys who will do all of those things."
2016 Olympians with NC ties
Across the world, thousands of athletes train endlessly in the hopes of representing their country in the Olympics. As the 2016 Games in Rio draw near, more than 50 athletes with ties to the Tar Heel State have punched their tickets to Brazil.