Rashad McCants Gets Booed, Heckled by BIG3 Crowd in North Carolina

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistJuly 2, 2017

CHARLOTTE, NC - JULY 02:  Rashad McCants #32 of Trilogy reacts during week two of the BIG3 three on three basketball league at Spectrum Center on July 2, 2017 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
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Rashad McCants won an NCAA title with the University of North Carolina, but he isn't exactly a fan favorite anymore in the state.

The guard is currently playing in the BIG3, and the fans in Charlotte let him have it with loud boos, captured by Ashley Holder of WCCB Charlotte:

Per Jodie Valade of USA Today, fans also heckled him, calling him a "snitch" while he shot free throws.

McCants contributed to the NCAA investigation into North Carolina athletics with his allegations about fake classes at the school.

In 2014, McCants told ESPN's Outside the Lines that he took "paper classes" to help him remain academically eligible, while tutors would also often write his papers for him. The athletic program remains under investigation for these allegations.

As he explained Sunday, he doesn't regret anything he has said about his former school.

"We ignore all that because we're here for a bigger purpose," he said, per Valade. "Injustice is injustice and justice is justice. And when things are going bad and no one's standing for it, there's got to be somebody to do it. For me, that's what I'm here for, to make sure everything is done the right way."

McCants was the second-leading scorer on the 2005 national championship team and was a first-round pick by the Minnesota Timberwolves. His NBA career only lasted four years, however, and he last appeared in an NBA game in 2009.

He is now playing for Trilogy in the BIG3 alongside Kenyon Martin and Al Harrington, among others.