Tar Heels in NBA: Little solid as starter in Blazers’ loss; Sharpe scores first NBA points, to play G League games

By R.L. Bynum What could Nassir Little show the NBA if given more significant playing time? We might find out in the next few games. With left knee patellar tendinopathy, sometimes known as “jumper’s knee,” sidelining Norman Powell, Little started for the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday night and played well in their 116–86 road …

Tar Heels in NBA: Anthony nearly gets triple-double in sensational hometown game; Barnes’ hot start continues

By R.L. BynumIn Madison Square Garden, his hometown arena where his dad began his NBA career for the New York Knicks, Orlando guard Cole Anthony shook off the struggles of his first two games and nearly put up a triple-double Sunday. After scoring a total of 20 points in the first two Magic games, both …

Few reliable details have leaked out from UNC’s Saturday scrimmage against Florida

By R.L. Bynum Not many details have come out about Carolina’s closed exhibition Saturday at Florida, except for some highlights UNC posted Sunday evening. There are various suggestions on social media about how the scrimmage came out but no reliable information has been released. The highlights came out after the official UNC men’s basketball Twitter …

Tar Heels in NFL: Hollins makes huge late TD catch but Miami falls on last-second FG

By R.L. Bynum On a rough weekend in the NFL for Tar Heels, Miami wide receiver Mack Hollins was nearly the hero for the Dolphins. Hollins made a big play to give the Dolphins a one-point lead with 2:33 left, but they lost to the Atlanta Falcons 30–28 on a 36-yard Younghoe Koo field goal …

Tar Heels in NBA: Little gives Blazers energy off bench in blowout win over Johnson’s Suns

By R.L. Bynum It didn’t compare to Nassir Little’s 30-point game last season but he brought plenty of energy Saturday night in the Portland Trail Blazers 134–105 home victory over the Phoenix Suns. Little had his share of highlight plays in collecting 11 points, seven rebounds, two assists and a steal for a 10.5 game …