CHAPEL HILL—Former Tar Heel forward James Michael McAdoo, now a reserve for the Golden State Warriors, won his second NBA championship ring last night when the Warriors pulled away from Cleveland late to win the title. It was McAdoo's second championship in three pro seasons since leaving Carolina after his junior season in 2014.
Here's more of the latest news from the world of Tar Heel basketball.
1. NEWS & NOTES
♦ SoleCollector.com, a site devoted to sneakers, gave rave reviews to the restocked wall of Air Jordans in the Tar Heel locker room complex, revealed last week.
♦ Speaking of sneakers, the shoes Tar Heel Michael Jordan wore in the 1984 Olympic Games fetched a record bid at auction recently.
2. LAST WEEK
♦ The Tar Heels will host Michigan in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge early next season, marking the first meeting between the schools since the 1993 NCAA championship game in New Orleans.
♦ It's an overdue revival of the series with the Wolverines, Adam Lucas writes.
3. 2017-18 SEASON TIDBITS
♦ The 2017-18 freshmen class of new Tar Heels will arrive on campus for the second session of summer school in two weeks. How might incoming freshman shooting guard Andrew Platek fit into the Carolina rotation next season?
♦ Here's a look at the full slate of games in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.
4. TAR HEELS IN THE PROS
♦ McAdoo won his second NBA championship ring and the 48th by a Tar Heel (most by far in Atlantic Coast Conference history) on Monday in Oakland:
♦ Fellow Tar Heel Jawad Williams, a champion himself in 2005, chimed in his congratulations after the Warriors' title:
♦ Theo Pinson had a little fun with Golden State's championship as well:
I would like to be the first to welcome the Golden State Warriors and the Pittsburgh Penguins to the 2017 Championship Crew! #Champs— Theo pinson (@tpinsonn) June 13, 2017
♦ Danny Green is participating in the NBA's broadcast school.
♦ The NBA Draft is just two weeks away. Tony Bradley continues his rise in the pre-draft rankings into what some analysts predict could be a top-20 pick.
♦ Justin Jackson impressed the Atlanta Hawks, who pick 19th in the Draft, in a recent workout.
♦ Harrison Barnes and a former Dallas police chief led a camp for at-risk youths over the weekend.
♦ Even 20 years later, Jordan's "Flu Game" performance in the 1997 NBA Finals against the Utah Jazz continues to amaze.
♦ Here's a well done retrospective on The Jordan Rules, the classic book about Jordan and the early '90s Bulls.