I’m still in the Appalachians here in Northwest North Carolina. Doesn’t really seem like the type of place where young black men from our cities would want to come to play basketball, but neither did Kentucky. I doubt most UNC students get all the way out here though, but I suspect the pride in UNC here is similar to that of the pride you find for Penn State throughout the commonwealth, or for Syracuse in all parts of upstate New York. In honor of this state’s great history, I’m going to light up a cigarette. Right. Now.