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.
  • Adam Silver

    Chansky’s Notebook: A Bad View

    July 22, 2016 at 9:15 am

    From 20,000 feet, North Carolina looks as bad as it can get. The NBA pulling its All-Star Game from Charlotte is one of those stories that make North Carolina look like a bigoted, back-woods state. This morning, millions of people around the country are hearing it on ESPN and seeing the 72-point headlines, and drawing […]

  • Kenny 'The Jet' Smith

    Chansky’s Notebook: The Jet: Just Do It

    July 21, 2016 at 9:00 am

    Who is the most thoughtful basketball analyst on TV? Over the past 10 years, Duke alumni have dominated the broadcast airwaves, from Grant Hill to Jay Bilas to Jay Williams and at least a half dozen others. While Hill may be the prettiest and Bilas the smartest, the most thoughtful basketball commentator  on TV, in […]

  • Tom Brady

    Chansky’s Notebook: Deflate This

    July 20, 2016 at 9:00 am

    Five reasons why Tom Brady’s suspension could help the Patriots win another Super Bowl. Well, at long last, the most trumped-up witch hunt in the history of sports has ended with Tom Brady saying he will take his appeal of Deflategate no further and will sit out the first four games of the upcoming NFL […]

  • ESPN

    Chansky’s Notebook: Nowhere To Hide

    July 15, 2016 at 9:00 am

    Is it my imagination or is there just nowhere to hide? I am trying to remember if there was ever a time where things in the world seemed so bad, to provide a context for younger people that it will eventually get better. There have always been moments of madness, unthinkable tragedy and insanity running […]

  • Jimmy V

    Chansky’s Notebook: Bigger In Death

    July 14, 2016 at 8:55 am

    Jimmy V continues to be bigger in death than in life. Ever wonder why sports writers of Jim Valvano’s vintage are rarely caught upchucking with praise over him as more than the former N.C. State basketball coach and funny man? That’s because those who were in Valvano’s peer group see the irony, and perhaps paradox, […]

  • remember the titans

    Chansky’s Notebook: Another Classic

    July 11, 2016 at 9:05 am

    I spent the weekend Remembering the Titans. There are certain movies you can watch over and over like listening to your favorites songs. For me, it’s Pretty Women, Dirty Dancing, Sleepers, Love Actually and others that, when they come on cable TV, I sit mesmerized watching and waiting for my favorite scenes and lines […]

  • Bob Harris

    Chansky’s Notebook: Want The Duke Job?

    July 8, 2016 at 9:05 am

    YOU could be the next Voice of the Blue Devils. Bob Harris says he’s retiring as play by play man for Duke football and basketball after the 2017 hoops season, which would be his 41st calling games on the Duke Radio Network. Maybe Harris the Hall of Famer wanted to work one more year than […]

  • Chris Paul

    Chansky’s Notebook: Recalling the ‘CP3 Trade’

    July 7, 2016 at 9:05 am

    Could the NBA have vetoed the Kevin Durant move? Since Durant said he was going to Golden State, creating the specter of a super power for years to come, I wonder if the NBA could have blocked that free-agent signing, the way it stopped the proposed trade of Chris Paul to the Lakers in 2011. […]

  • Venus Williams and Serena Williams

    Chansky’s Notebook: Venus Braver If Not Better

    July 6, 2016 at 9:05 am

    Venus Williams may have a better story than her sister Serena. Venus has reached her first semifinal at Wimbledon in seven years and is one match away from a fifth championship shot against Serena, who at 34 remains the No. 1 player in the world. Venus at 36 is the bravest, playing for the 19th time […]

  • Harrison Barnes

    Chansky’s Notebook: Barnes’ Brand Gets Big Boost

    July 5, 2016 at 10:20 am

    Harrison Barnes comes out smelling like a rose. When Harrison Barnes left UNC after his sophomore year, he was not unhappy with being a Tar Heel. To the contrary, his two seasons in Chapel Hill gave him the high profile that he said he needed to begin building his personal brand, which is that of […]

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