4 Best UNC Alum to Ever Play in the NBA

The University of North Carolina has been one of the most respected programs in the NCAA for decades. Throughout their history, the Tar Heels have not only had tremendous success at the collegiate level but have produced some of the best talents the NBA has ever seen.


Here are four of the greatest players to come from the UNC cloth, not based on their success in college, but from what they have achieved at the professional level. 

4. Vince Carter

"Vinsanity" was one of the best sensations to sweep the NBA world. Vince Carter is responsible for bringing life to the Toronto Raptors with his charismatic play and highlights he produced week after week. An eight-time All-Star, Olympic gold medalist and Slam Dunk Champion, Carter is still giving fans something to cheer for at 40 years old as he nears his 20th season. 

3. Bob McAdoo

Bob McAdoo is a former No. 1 overall pick and two-time NBA champion. He is considered one of the best power forwards to play the game of basketball and rightfully so. Averaging 22 points and nine rebounds in his career, McAdoo was a force whenever he stepped foot on the court. If it weren't for injuries, McAdoo's career would have been a lot different for the better. 

2. James Worthy

James Worthy was a member of the premier showtime Lakers where he won three rings and also captured a Finals MVP. Playing alongside Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Worthy was still able to shine bright and show the league that he was one of the best forwards in the game. Without a doubt, Worthy's contributions to the Lakers is irreplaceable and he's one of the greatest to wear a purple and gold jersey. 

1. Michael Jordan

This one was a no-brainer. Considered the greatest ever, Michael Jordan has accomplished everything any player has dreamed of. The epitome of a basketball player, Jordan has become the face of basketball and his iconic jumpman logo is one of the most recognizable symbols in the world. It's hard to discuss anything basketball without bringing up Jordan's name