It doesn't matter if the players no longer play for their schools because the North Carolina-Duke rivalry lasts a lifetime.
The Los Angeles Lakers currently have a player from both sides of Tobacco Road on their roster, so there is some tension in the locker room leading up to Wednesday's game between No. 8 Duke and North Carolina.
Former Tar Heels point guard Kendall Marshall (2010-12) decided to prank former Blue Devils forward Ryan Kelly (2009-13) by stealing one of his shoes and kicking it around (Warning: Video may contain NSFW language):
Kelly apparently didn't feel the need to retaliate:
Some people throw temper tantrums before the Duke-UNC game and kick sneakers (@KButter5 ). Others, like me, let the game do the talking...— Ryan Kelly (@RyanKelly34) February 10, 2014
The Lakers have Feb. 12 off, so Marshall will have all day to mess with Kelly before the big game.