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Duke, UNC rivalry has NBA alumni fired up (VIDEO)

DeMar DeRozan; Jimmy Butler

Toronto Raptors’ Tyler Hansbrough (right) battles for a rebound with Chicago Bulls’ Carlos Boozer, left, and Jimmy Butler during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014 in Toronto. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Chris Young)


Duke and North Carolina will renew their rivalry tonight, and as you can plainly tell, tensions are already ratcheted up on Tobacco Road.

But it’s not just the fans in Chapel Hill and Durham that are getting antsy to finally see these two square off. Their NBA alumni seem to be ready for the battle to take place as well.

Last night, North Carolina alum Tyler Hansbrough showed perfect form as he tackled Duke product Mike Dunleavy in a game between the Raptors and the Bulls. This is kind of what Psycho T does, but it’s hard not to imagine that he was, in part, trying to get revenge for the elbow he took from Gerald Henderson five years ago: