By Art Chansky Art Chansky's commentary on WCHL, Sports Notebook, airs Monday-Friday. He is also the author of 8 books on Tar Heel basketball; his latest -- GAME CHANGERS, Dean Smith, Charlie Scott and The Era That Transformed a Southern College Town can be ordered by clicking the green logo below. Also look for it in bookstores nationwide.
  • North Carolina head coach Larry Fedora

    Chansky’s Notebook: ACC 4th In Money Race

    June 14, 2016 at 8:45 am

    The ACC is making more than ever but still not enough. Today’s column on the Warriors winning another NBA championship has been postponed because LeBron James and Kyrie Irving, with 41 points apiece, were both money for the Cleveland Cavaliers. So, while we wait for Game Six Thursday, let’s talk about some real money – […]

  • LeBron James and Draymond Green

    Chansky’s Notebook: Dubs Win Without Green

    June 13, 2016 at 9:05 am

    The Warriors will win even without Draymond Green. One of Dean Smith’s favorite axioms was that a team that loses a key player will be very dangerous in its first game without that player. Smith believed that a good team bands together to make up for the player’s absence and, in the short run, […]

  • Cam Newton

    Chansky’s Notebook: Cam Still Has Leather Bullet

    June 10, 2016 at 8:45 am

    Don’t worry, Cam Newton won’t give up his signature move. The Panthers’ lightning rod quarterback told WFNZ in Charlotte this week that he won’t dab anymore after touchdowns, first downs or meltdowns. That’s okay; he may have invited it, but everyone from Roger Goodell to Roy Williams tried it on camera over the last few […]

  • Vince Carter

    Chansky’s Notebook: Vinsanity of Teammates

    June 9, 2016 at 8:55 am

    What if Vince Carter had gone to Florida State? Long-time Carolina fans must be proud of Vince Carter, the mega-talented Florida high school star who chose UNC over FSU and a dozen other schools way back in 1995. Carter came to Chapel Hill as a great athlete who did not know much about playing basketball […]

  • 2016 Olympic Games

    Chansky’s Notebook: A New Olympic Threat

    June 8, 2016 at 9:05 am

    Health issues are again threatening the Olympic Games. Six NBA players have already announced they will not go to Rio for the Olympics this summer because of nagging injuries. Add to that the nagging fear of the Zika virus caused by deadly mosquito bites. So far, Stephen Curry, LaMarcus Aldridge, Anthony Davis, Blake Griffin, Chris […]

  • LeBron James

    Chansky’s Notebook: The Naked Emperor

    June 7, 2016 at 9:00 am

    The King has gone from tormentor to tormented. After years of destroying teams that were constructed to take his crown, LeBron James is turning into the emperor with no clothes. Golden State is defending him like no other opponent, switching on him relentlessly with same-size forwards and forcing him to shoot dreadful percentages while his […]

  • Muhammad Ali

    Chansky’s Notebook: Rest In Peace, Champ

    June 6, 2016 at 9:05 am

    The day the champ came to Chapel Hill. Despite his long-time battle with Parkinson’s disease, Muhammad Ali’s death still shocked the world, like he did to Sonny Liston back in 1964 to win the heavyweight title at age 22. The most popular and charismatic boxer, if not athlete, in history used his worldwide platform […]

  • NBA Finals

    Chansky’s Notebook: OVER-RATED

    June 3, 2016 at 9:00 am

    Bad games by Curry and Klay spell good news for the Warriors. So we thought this NBA Finals would be a classic, did we? The first game was a dud in so many ways, particularly for Warrior stars Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, who combined for a season-low of 20 points on 8-for-27 shooting and […]

  • Woody Durham and Jean Durham

    Chansky’s Notebook: Forever’s Voice

    June 2, 2016 at 8:55 am

    Like other legends we know, Woody’s voice will always be with us. The way Woody Durham and his family handled his recent diagnosis is like he called UNC games in the heyday of his 40-year career as Voice of the Tar Heels. Perfectly. Friends and those who heard Woody speak in recent years knew […]

  • LeBron James

    Chansky’s Notebook: Efficiency And Heart

    June 1, 2016 at 8:45 am

    The Warriors are winners, and that will be the difference.   You want to know why the Golden State Warriors will defeat LeBron and the Cleveland Cavaliers in their NBA Finals rematch? Okay, glad you asked. The Dubs have Stephen Curry, but they also have some of the most efficient offensive players – like […]

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