Cunningham, McAdoo give UNC 4 on NBA’s 75th Anniversary Team

By R.L. Bynum In the final installment of the NBA’s 75th Anniversary Team, two more Tar Heels were added — Billy Cunningham and Bob McAdoo — to give UNC four players on the team. The only other school with four players is UCLA. Houston and LSU have three. Cunningham, known as the “Kangaroo Kid” at …

Tar Heels in NBA: Barnes puts up career-highs with 36 points and eight 3-pointers in win

By R.L. Bynum It was a sensational and impressive start to the season for Harrison Barnes. The Black Falcon was soaring. In the Sacramento Kings’ 124–121 road victory over the Portland Trail Blazers, Barnes scored 36 points and had eight 3-pointers, both career-highs. He also had nine rebounds, two assists and two steals in 36 …

Jordan, Worthy make NBA’s 75th anniversary team

By R.L. Bynum In no surprise to anybody, Michael Jordan and James Worthy are on the NBA’s list of the best 75 players in league history as it celebrates its 75th anniversary. The list is being announced in three installments of 25. After no Tar Heels were on Tuesday’s list, Jordan and Worthy, teammates on …

UNC picked third in ACC; Bacot preseason All-ACC

By R.L. Bynum Carolina is picked to finish third in the ACC and Armando Bacot is preseason All-ACC team in voting of 81 media representatives covering the league that was announced Tuesday. Joining Bacot on the first team are Syracuse’s Buddy Boeheim, Virginia Tech’s Keve Aluma, Duke’s Paolo Banchero and Miami’s Isaiah Wong. Carolina point …

Tar Heels in NBA: G-League for Pinson, Jackson; Barnes, Bullock, Ellington, Green likely starters

By R.L. Bynum When the NBA season starts Tuesday, two members of the 2017 UNC national championship team — Theo Pinson and Justin Jackson — will be waiting for the G-League season to begin late this month. Meanwhile, Harrison Barnes, Reggie Bullock, Danny Green and Wayne Ellington should be regular NBA starters, Coby White is …