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Video: Berry and Pinson break it down
It seems former Tar Heel dancing phenom Danny Green might have been replaced as the most skilled and inspired dancing UNC basketball player. In a series of videos posted on twitter and instagram, sophomore point guard Joel Berry and wing Theo Pinson break it down with some sweet, sweet moves.
Video: M.J. Q&A at Michael Jordan Flight School
Michael Jordan, held an inspirational, informative, and entertaining Q & A session on Saturday Night in Santa Barbara at his 20th Annual Basketball Camp: Michael Jordan Flight School. The G.O.A.T did not disappoint as he, in tongue-in-cheek fashion, claimed superiority in one way or another over Shaq, Lebron James, and Kobe Bryant, in his prime, of course.
Michael Jordan picks Dean Smith over Phil Jackson
Michael Jordan did a Q&A with campers at his annual Flight School, and the kids in attendance asked Jordan some pretty interesting questions. Here are a few of the highlights: If I played one game, who would I want to coach: Phil Jackson or Dean Smith? Dean Smith. Dean Smith helped me become the basketball player I am today. Phil was lucky because I was taught the game by Dean Smith.
Kid impresses Michael Jordan at his basketball camp, wins shoes for his whole team (video)
A few days ago, a camper at Michael Jordan’s Flight School tried to clown his shoes with the “WHAT ARE THOSE??” meme. It didn’t go so well. Another camper had a more successful week: he had a chance to go around the world with shots, and he nailed it. He won free shoes for his entire team.
P.J. Hairston's mother pushes to start public speaking tour
P.J. Hairston’s mother has started a GoFundMe campaign to fund a public speaking tour, saying she hopes to “clear the air” about her son’s path to the NBA and his time at North Carolina after being a high school star in Greensboro. “It is time to clear the air and let people know the perils and pitfalls that can come about playing NCAA basketball,” Mailey wrote.
Lucas: Rebounding Emphasis Shows
Roy Williams has built a program hallmarked by a fast tempo, man to man defense, and a preference for pounding the ball inside. According to some recent numbers, however, there’s another trademark of the Tar Heels under Williams: success on the offensive glass. A recent story by Ken Pomeroy puts Williams as the third-best coach in the country in getting production off the offensive glass since 2002.
Harrison Barnes Invited To USA Basketball Men's National Team minicamp
A total of 34 players, including former Tar Heel Harrison Barnes, will make the trip to Las Vegas later this month in order to keep their name in the running for the final roster that will represent the United States of America at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil next summer. Of the 34 players in camp, eight were added to the roster for the first time this year.
Arrest made in murder of Reggie Bullock’s sibling
An arrest has been made in the murder of a relative of former Kinston High School and current NBA player Reggie Bullock. Mia Henderson is a transgender woman from Kinston who was found murdered in Baltimore in July 2014. The 26-year-old is also known as Kevin Long. Detectives traced DNA found under the victim’s fingernails to Shawn Oliver, 43, who is currently in jail.
Tar Heels To Face Northwestern In CBE Hall of Fame Classic
The National Association of Basketball Coaches announced Thursday the matchups for the championship round of the 2015 CBE Hall of Fame Classic. All four games at Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo., will be aired live on ESPN networks. On Monday, November 23, Kansas State will take on Missouri at 7:00pm ET on ESPNU, followed by North Carolina and Northwestern at 9:00pm ET on ESPN2.
CBE Hall of Fame Classic Bracket Breakdown
North Carolina returns every major contributor from last season with the exception of J.P. Tokoto, who turned pro and now suits up for the Philadelphia 76ers. The Tar Heels are one of a short list of teams that could start the season ranked No. 1. Along with their experience, they may finally have an outside shooter to complement Marcus Paige in freshman Kenny Williams.
Phil Ford has passion for community service
Of all the lessons he learned from Dean Smith, Phil Ford chose one to share as the guest speaker at the Brigade Boys and Girls Club's annual breakfast. "Find one thing you really want to do and go for it," Ford told the few hundred people Wednesday morning at Cape Fear Country Club. For Ford, a former UNC basketball star, that post-basketball passion has been community service.
2016 NBA Draft Watch List: Marcus Paige
Marcus Paige has what it takes to be a point guard at the NBA level, though a lot of that will depend on his ability to create more for others. His shooting ability will force defenders to play him tightly and he should be able to break down defenses. While Paige doesn’t have great speed, he knows how to use his dribble well to create space and keep defenders off-balance.
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.
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.
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?"