College, NBA / Feb 10, 2011 / 12:45 pm

Duke vs. North Carolina: NBA Alumni Game

In one of the most storied rivalries in sports, Duke and North Carolina played last night at Cameron Indoor Stadium, in what turned out to be a great game. For a collegiate clash that date’s all the way back to 1920, Duke got their 100th win in the all-time series, although UNC still leads 130-100. With everyone still buzzing about Tobacco Road this morning, we decided to ponder what an alumni game with current NBA players would look like today.

G – Chris Duhon
G – J.J. Redick
F – Luol Deng
F – Carlos Boozer
C – Elton Brand

Grant Hill
Shane Battier
Corey Maggette
Gerald Henderson
Mike Dunleavy Jr.
Dahntay Jones
Josh McRoberts
Shelden Williams

North Carolina
G – Raymond Felton
G – Vince Carter
F – Marvin Williams
F – Antawn Jamison
C – Brendan Haywood

Tyler Hansbrough
Ty Lawson
Ed Davis
Jawad Williams
Brandan Wright
Wayne Ellington

Who do you think would win?

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  • Big T

    Duke by a landslide.

  • Big Meech

    Duke; they’re worst player is a servicable big on a playoff team. (Shelden Williams)

  • Pat

    I’m not sure who would win, but if we can get ‘Sheed to coach UNC, I’ll pay double for a ticket.

  • Taj

    Dukes guards would get eaten up!

  • Alex “Robocop” Murphy

    UNC would win. Duke has no point guards. And Corey Maggette is the only guy on the team that can get his own shot off. Sorry Grant Hill this isn’t 1997.

  • Adrian Zapata

    I would start Grant Hill at PG any day (even at his current age) over Chris Duhon.

    Carolina would win.

    PS. UCONN has a better starting 5 of Pros

  • Larry Drew III

    Do I count as a UNC Alumni?

  • rendude

    duke will kill em chapel hill kids! Boozer and Brand alone!

  • DT

    I would actually start felton, lawson, vince, hansbrough, and jamison…but UNC all way…felton and lawson would run the break like a stampede of buffaloes getting chased by lions…

  • Broseidon

    Do this for UCLA v Usc por favor Dime

  • Broseidon

    Scratch that UCLA vs UNC,

  • Cam

    Yeah because it feels like USC has what, two guys in the league?

  • baller4life

    Even though Chris Duhon hasn’t been as fast or agile since playing for the Knicks and getting banged up, he still knows how to play as a pure point guard distributing the ball. Felton may be faster but with the lineups listed above, Duhon would rack up assists because of Brand, Boozer, and Deng. Since Redick has developed a game beyond shooting the long three, he may even play good minutes as a guard. Dahntay Jones and Josh McRoberts have shown athleticism going to the basket with dunks for the Pacers so they add depth.
    Grant Hill still shows that he can play and score sometimes even more consistently than a battered Vince Carter although may be more explosive for a couple of plays. Shane Battier could play Defense in for Redick

    For UNC-Chapel Hill
    Tyler Hansbrough would help Carolina. I may even start Ty Lawson over Felton although Felton can score more when he gets hot. Some of the other Carolina greats are showing a little rust in the League. They would play great for a Carolina-Duke alumni game.

    I’ll have to give the head nod to Duke here.

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  • http://getyourishbusted.net Chicagorilla

    Is this even a serious question? UNC would smash them