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The Origin Of The Airball Chant - 1979, Cameron Indoor

For those who were at the 1979 game between Duke and UNC, when Dean Smith elected to go into a deep freeze in the first half, the airball shot by Chick Yonaker was one of the great misfires - both of a shot and strategy - in memory. Within seconds the "airball" chant was born.

And James says he knows how it started. Ask him when you get a chance - it's a good story.