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Basketball World Pays Its Respect To Dean Smith

  • Date:
    Feb 11, 2015

Check out some of the people and organizations USA Basketball is following with this week’s USA Basketball Social Media Roundup:

Legendary University of North Carolina and gold medalist U.S. Olympic Team head coach Dean Smith passed away last Saturday, and there was an outpouring of love and appreciation via social media. Hall of Famer James Worthy, who won gold with USA Basketball as a member of the 1979 FIBA U19 World Championship Team, played for Smith at UNC before winning three NBA titles with the Lakers.

 

June 30, 1995! #ChildhoodHero #CarolinaCamp #Legend #RIP

A photo posted by Chris Paul (@cp3) on


Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul didn’t go to the University of North Carolina but he grew up in the state. Paul posted this 20-year-old photo to his Instagram page with the following message: “June 30, 1995! #ChildhoodHero #CarolinaCamp#Legend #RIP”

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  USA Basketball was in Storrs, Connecticut, on Monday to announce that heralded coaches Doug Bruno, Cheryl Reeve and Dawn Staley will be back to assist USA Women’s National Team head coach Geno Auriemma through the 2016 Olympic Games…

  … Shortly after the announcement, Staley’s top-ranked University of South Carolina Gamecocks lost to Auriemma’s No. 2 UConn Huskies. It was South Carolina’s first loss of the season, but it didn’t keep Staley from maintaining her positive attitude.

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Two-time USA Basketball gold medalist Harry Giles

is one of the top-rated high school juniors in the country, so this recent tweet from the Winston-Salem, North Carolina, native had college basketball fans buzzing.


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  Two-time Olympic gold medalist Swin Cash was among the many music fans who were active on social media during Sunday night’s Grammy broadcast.

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Part 1.I shed a tear til this day every time I see this episode. Every single time!

A video posted by LeBron James (@kingjames) on


Apparently, LeBron James remains a big fan of “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” and he felt the need to share with his followers the “saddest episode.”

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