Carolina, Classless as Always

Rob MurrayContributor IIIApril 7, 2009

CHAPEL HILL, NC - APRIL 6:  University of North Carolina fans celebrate on Franklin Street after the Tar Heels beat Michigan State in the NCAA men's basketball tournament Final Four game on April 6, 2009 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.  (Photo by Chris Keane/Getty Images)

Congratulations to the 2008-2009 North Carolina Tar Heels. They were a great team and they had a hell of a tournament run. I hate the Tar Heels, but you can’t deny them their props.

However, former Tar Holes remain classless like always.


Even in their team’s finest moment, they still can only think of us. How sweet.

For the record, Vince Carter, Antawn Jamison, Julius Peppers (in football) and Makhtar Ndiaye (holding the sign) produced a total of ZERO championships for North Carolina. Yep, that’s ZERO titles.

As for Ndiaye, it must have been nice to see some real players step up in the big moment. He wouldn’t know it from experience of course. In his one Final Four appearance, he started for a Carolina team that was upset by Utah. His game stats…ZERO points (0-3 shooting), two rebounds and five fouls.

If he still doesn’t ring a bell, as a commentator below reminded me, he was the disgraced Tar Heel who lied after the Utah defeat, claiming a white UTAH player called him racist names, and then admitted afterwards he made it all up.

He’s also the guy who, after his career at UNC ended, was arrested for attacking/beating/choking a ‘friend’ who gave him a ride to Raleigh.

Eventually, this class act had a brief NBA career, but ended up blaming the end of it on stewardess. Yep, you read that correctly.