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Bronsyn

Journalism school is a little different than being a UNC basketball player. Barnes will have a great time next year and hopefully bring the Heels a championship

Bronsyn the fool

That is exactly the point he is making. Me, you, and Tom have no idea what its like to be recruited by the NBA for tens of millions of dollars at 18. He is agreeing with the point you just made, jeez.

What you say Tom?

"so take your tawdry dollars while I head ... to my part-time job on Friday night and Saturday night and to my dive apartment."

Tom, there is no need to bring up your current situation in this article. It's just not relevant.

thx

whollar

Only he can ever know if he made the right decision, and, after 45 years pass, he might still not know.....

Live your own life

He made the right decision if he is happy with it. Fortunately, immediate money is not the be all, end all for everybody. And he'll never know what any other decision would have held for him because he can only live the life that occurs going down the path he chooses.

GTFO

What you say Tom @ 6:57 -

Good stuff right there man, quality.

Mike

Who cares,Tom.The important thing is,he is returning!

John W.

"Bronsyn the fool" said almost exactly what I was going to.

Rob F

He made the right decision because it's what he wanted to do. And after all that's what defines right for him!

Duggles Foust

So much to be found in this decision. For me it speaks to the character of the man. He is going to be a joy to watch for years to come. Nice article. I do believe I agree with you here.

tradediaw

"Journalism school is a little different than being a UNC basketball player"

actually, at the Observer, they are pretty similar

ma28215

From high school it appears that he was a high academic achiever, so obtaining a degree in something that UNC-Ch offers seems highly obtainable with 8 semesters and 3-4 summer schools, BUT all Tarheel fans selfishly care is if he going to stay and play basketball for the team! I love college sports, but it is just became the feeding grounds for NBA, NFL, MLB, NHL, etc. with schools playing games to use their talents and keep them "eligible" to play and win games, hence more revenue and career stability for coaches. Enough, just call them club sports and drop the studen/athlete game that too many are playing.

TarHeelJohn

Nobody ever talks about the fact that maybe, just maybe, some kids actually like being in school, making new friends and enjoying the entire atmosphere on campus. It sure beats being in hotel rooms on the road half the year in the NBA and being around a bunch of lazy-brained teammates for whom soap opera on TV is a higher art form. So maybe Zeller came back to finish his education. What a concept!

Tino

How do I know he did the right thing? He did the right thing because he gets to be a college kid for another year of his life and there is no job, no money than is better than that.

mr.jones

the decision was made by him so regardless if it was to stay in school or go to the nba, he made the right choice for him, i am just glad he made so many tarheel fans happy along with his decision..go tarheels

Ron

Truthfully, even as a Carolina alum, it would be hard for me to pass up the instant millions of $. And if you manage your $20-30 Mil well, the college degree probably wont' come into play. So why stay? In his case, because he can become much better. He can become the #1 pick. And I'm glad he realized that.

Scott

I'm sure the potential NBA lockout had nothing to do with his decision to stay in school.

Ramatthews121

The thing I don't understand is whenever anyone argues the point that no one offered me millions of dollars to leave school early and be whatever my degree is in, they never include the caveat that they would not be ready to be in that field. If you look at the one and done players or at the straight from high school players, yes some were very successful, but most didn't amount to anything more than bench players. Look at OJ Mayo, Marvin Williams and of course here in Charlotte Kwame. This is one of the smartest things I have heard lately from a college players family when John Henson's father said it isn't just about getting to the NBA, it is staying there.

Dominator

Dude - If you are a lock to be a top ten NBA pick you MUST go to the pros... What if he blows out his knee - or just doesn't have a good year next year and his draft stock drops? Who knows what will happen - he can always go back and get a degree. The NBA drafts more on hype and potential than experience. There are lots of guys who saw their draft stock drop because they stayed in school and didn't play as well or showed more potential flaws in thier game. Barnes would have been top three - and that is a sick amount of money he just turned down.

What you say Tom?

who cares about H.Barnes.

I want to hear more about Tom's tawdry adventures in his dive apartment.

Tom, I bet you like Scorpios for you pick-ups, don't ya? http://www.scorpios.com/

Unbiased

Why not stay another year. Barnes, Zeller and Henson are guaranteed a paycheck from deep-pocketed alum whereas the impending lockout guaruntees them nothing. Come on you know its happening. Ol' Roy is naive enough to think otherwise but football isn't the only sport at UNC that is playing by their own set of rules.

Truth=Pain

The best thing that could happen now is for the UNC-CH Men's Basketball team to have a Marshall Thundering Herd type accident in December... We need not only Barnes, Henson, Zeller and Marshall to be on that plane but also Roy "Gomer" Williams - the most arrogant, selfish coach in the NCAA!!!!!!! Maybe we can arrange to have some of the CharlotteHeelObserver staff on the plane too....

rob

Ummm let's see. It's a hard decision: A million dollars plus or a college degree. Which one do I choose. I think I could make that decision in in a lickety split second. No need to think about that one.

ABC'rs are all Jealous Losers

"The best thing that could happen now is for the UNC-CH Men's Basketball team to have a Marshall Thundering Herd type accident in December... We need not only Barnes, Henson, Zeller and Marshall to be on that plane but also Roy "Gomer" Williams - the most arrogant, selfish coach in the NCAA!!!!!!! Maybe we can arrange to have some of the CharlotteHeelObserver staff on the plane too...."

aaahhhhhh!!! smell the fear and the pain of this ABC loser.

the truth is that next is going to be very painful for your bitter, pathetic butt when Roy, H.Barnes and the Heels hoist the national championship trophy. I wish I knew who you are so I could watch you cry when it happens.

Raeford

Truth=Pain
Don't wish something like that on anyone or thing. I do not like Duke at all but No one would wish that

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