The Duke-UNC rivalry is known as one of the best in collegiate sports, but the animosity that epitomizes Tobacco Road seems to be extending into the realm of high school basketball.
Exhibit A was this gem of a trash-talk session between UNC’s Harrison Barnes and Kendall Marshall and Duke’s Kyrie Irving while the trio were still months away from entering college.
Now, a pair of 2011 recruits in Duke’s Michael Gbinije and UNC’s James McAdoo are joining the fray.
In a recent interview with DraftExpress.com, the pair exchanged numerous verbal barbs. Gbinije, predictably so, brought up the Tar Heels’ NIT season last year, while McAdoo shifted the focus to UNC’s recent national titles and prowess sending players to the NBA.
Gbinije also facetiously mentioned his desire to go to the NBA after one season in Durham, but quickly retracted the statement under pressure from McAdoo.
What do you think of the future Dukie, folks?