Tyler Hansbrough. Enough said.
When we remember Hansbrough traveling, flopping, and flailing his body to become a four time 1st team ACC player, we think of a bull in a china shop that the Carolina Way PR deparmtent made into a “legendary UNC phenomenon.” However, we know that Beeker, oops Hansbrough, was best known for his penchant for managing to travel on the vast majority of his post moves. This has been discussed in these memorable clips:
Coach Bob Knight:
Hansbrough traveling, broken down by a fan:
Now, he has taken the skills he learned at UNC, aka the Carolina Way, and applied them in the NBA. Watch as he throws Jonas Valanciunas off the court and in the process Valanciunas hurts his wrist. No foul called on Hansbrough just for the record.
The surprising thing is that the analyst calls Hansbrough “a hack.” Did he forget he is one of the greatest players in ACC history?
One of the best examples of his learning how the Carolina Way can get the better of opponents, even in the NBA, please check out the screen he sets on another ACC alum, Georgia Tech guard Will Bynum. Bynum is fed up with moving screen and lets Hansbrough know of his displeasure.
Don’t worry, more examples of the Carolina Way on the basketball court will coming to an arena near you.