Tar Takes 4/1: Coby White, Nassir Little, Zion William’s NBA draft outlook, recap from Duke + UNC’s early NCAA exit

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On this week’s episode of Tar Takes, Ryan Lipton and David Matlock give their takeaways from the North Carolina Tar Heels and Duke Blue Devils’ early exits from NCAA March Madness and why the exits might not have been as surprising as one might think.

Tar Takes also examines whether it is the right decision for Nassir Little to enter the NBA draft, if Coby White should follow Little’s footsteps and leave for the NBA, looks forward to possibly landing the No. 1 G in the country in Cole Anthony and Zion Williams/Ja Morant talk.

Tar Takes 4/1 Topics:

Thoughts on UNC’s loss to Auburn in the Sweet 16 and Duke’s loss to Michigan State in the Elite 8.

UNC F Nassir Little declares for NBA draft. Is that the right move for Nassir?

Should Coby White declare for the NBA draft? His decision is still unknown.

What are the prospects for next year’s Tar Heel team? Armando Barcot is committed, Cole Anthony is looking hard at UNC but some think his decision depends on Coby White.

Would a Cole Anthony and Coby White back court work together?


Ryan Lipton is the founder of The JR Report. For more news and The JR Report updates follow him on twitter @rytime98.

Tar Takes 3/25: UNC to face Auburn in Sweet 16, Zion and Duke barely escape UCF, Lonzo Ball no longer with BBB

On this week’s episode of Tar Takes, Ryan Lipton and David Matlock analyze UNC’s two wins over Iona and Washington and look forward to their matchup against the Auburn Tigers on Friday. They also look at Duke’s one-point victory over UCF and discuss the recent news involving Lonzo Ball severing ties with Big Baller Brand.

UNC struggles for a period against No. 16 Iona, beats No. 9 Washington easily. What are your thoughts on the Tar Heels after the first two games?

UNC v. Auburn: What are the keys to victory against Auburn?

Would we rather play Houston or Kentucky in the Elite 8 assuming UNC beats Auburn?

Duke v. UCF comes down to one point. Does the one-point win show a weakness in Duke or is it a catapult for Duke to make a run going forward?

Lonzo Ball breaks away from BBB brand after company founder in trouble for fraud

Tar Takes 3/4: UNC-Duke preview, do Tar Heels deserve No. 3 ranking, should LeBron finish season?

On this week’s episode of Tar Takes we look back at North Carolina’s 81-79 victory over Clemson, discuss if UNC deserves its No. 3 ranking, other top 5 teams, we preview the Duke-UNC game, and talk about the futures of recently-controversial LeBron James and Antonio Brown.

Tar Takes 3/4

Tar Heels defeat Clemson 81-79. Nassir only scored 5 points. Should UNC fans be worried about Little’s performance moving forward?

North Carolina rolled with 6 men for most of the game against Clemson. Is that the plan moving forward?

UNC now ranked No. 3 in the country. What would be your rankings for the top 5 in college basketball be?

Duke-UNC. Who’s going to win?

Would you trade for Antonio Brown?

Should LeBron play the remainder of the NBA season?


Ryan Lipton is the founder of The JR Report. For more news and The JR Report updates follow him on twitter @rytime98.

Tar Takes 2/25: Aftermath of UNC defeating Duke, FSU, Should Zion Williamson sit out season?

On this week’s episode of Tar Takes we discuss the aftermath of the North Carolina Tar Heels basketball team’s amazing week which included two decisive wins over the Duke Blue Devils and Florida State Seminoles. We also break down what we saw against Duke, who will win on Tuesday in Syracuse vs. UNC, and ask the question should Zion Williamson play anymore basketball games for Duke?

We also start the show by making an apology to UNC forward Luke Maye since he balled out against Duke after Tar Takes was not optimistic in its predictions for Maye against the Blue Devils last Wednesday.

Takeaways and thoughts after UNC’s win over Duke? Florida State?

Is UNC being ranked at No. 5 too high, too low or just right?

What should we expect tomorrow night against Syracuse? Will UNC lose, win by a little or win by a lot?

Should Zion Williamson play another game for Duke?


Ryan Lipton is the founder of The JR Report. For more news and The JR Report updates follow him on twitter @rytime98.

Tar Takes 2.18: Duke-UNC preview, will LeBron/Lakers make NBA playoffs?

On this week’s episode of Tar Takes, we spend most of our time breaking down the matchups when the North Carolina Tar Heels travel to Cameron Indoor to take on the Duke Blue Devils on Wednesday night.

After we break down everything in the tobacco road rivalry, we discuss if LeBron James and the Lakers will make the NBA playoffs.

Can anything be taken from UNC’s win over Wake Forest after tough loss to UVA? Tar Heels defeated Wake Forest by 38 points on Saturday.

Are you worried about UNC’s health heading into the Duke-UNC game on Wednesday? Cam Johnson and Nassir Little dealing with ankle injuries.

Do the Tar Heels have any chance to win on Wednesday against Duke in Cameron Indoor?

Barack Obama will be in attendance for Wednesday’s UNC-Duke game in Durham. Are we surprised?

Will LeBron and the Los Angeles Lakers make the NBA playoffs?


Ryan Lipton is the founder of The JR Report. For more news and The JR Report updates follow him on twitter @rytime98.

Tar Takes 2.12: Breakdown UNC Tar Heels’ loss to UVA

On this week’s episode of Tar Takes, we give a heavy does of North Carolina Tar Heels basketball. We discuss Monday night’s loss to the Virginia Cavaliers and look forward to next week’s UNC-Duke matchup in Cameron Indoor.

During the episode, we break down what went wrong during the UVA game, the implications of Monday night’s loss, discuss why Kenny Williams is an unsung hero, look into Luke Maye’s recent play and talk about whether or not Coby White is a special player and why he isn’t getting the talk he deserves at the next level in terms of NBA draft talk.


Ryan Lipton is the founder of The JR Report. For more news and The JR Report updates follow him on twitter @rytime98.

Tar Takes 2/4: UNC win over Louisville HUGE, Anthony Davis now will re-sign with 4 teams, Porzingis trade

UNC G Kenny Williams vs. Louisville (Photo via Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports)

On this week’s episode of Tar Takes we talk about what UNC basketball’s latest win meant over Louisville, look forward to the Tar Heels’ game vs. NC State, recap the Super Bowl drama and dive into the NBA’s drama led by Anthony Davis, Kristaps Porzingis and LeBron James.

Tar Takes Topics 2/4:

What does the win over Louisville mean for Tar Heel basketball?

Is the game against NC State at home on Tuesday a game the Tar Heels should worry about?

How would you asses the Mack Brown tenure thus far?

NBA: Who won the trade Mavs or Knicks?

Should the Knicks trade a possible top 2 pick for Anthony Davis?

Super Bowl Sunday Takeways:

21 Savage

Dave Portnoy + Barstool Sports

The actual Super Bowl game, was it even exciting? Takeaways from the game.


Ryan Lipton is the founder of The JR Report. For more news and The JR Report updates follow him on twitter @rytime98.

Tar Takes 1/28: Will UNC basketball stay in top 10? LeBron mastermind behind AD to Lakers?

UNC QB Mitch Trubisky (Photo via Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports)

On this week’s episode of Tar Takes, we discuss if UNC basketball will stay in the Top 10 of the rankings after this week (@GT, @LOU), whether Mitch Trubisky making the 2019 NFL Pro Bowl proves there is something wrong with the Pro Bowl, and the latest on LeBron James, Anthony Davis (he requested a trade) and the Los Angeles Lakers.

For all our topics from this week’s episode, check down below!

Shout out to UNC women’s basketball for defeated No. 1 Notre Dame this weekend at home.

UNC Basketball reaches No. 9 in rankings. Will they be able to stay in the top 10 after this week? They play at Georgia Tech and at No. 15 Louisville 

UNC alumn Mitch Trubisky makes 2019 NFL Pro Bowl. Does this prove how stupid the pro bowl is?

AD requests trade. Should NO trade Anthony Davis before the trade deadline or wait until the Celtics can bid in the summer?

If you were the Celtics, would you trade Kyrie Irving for Anthony Davis straight up?

Who is going to win the Super Bowl? Rams vs. Patriots 


Ryan Lipton is the founder of The JR Report. For more news and The JR Report updates follow him on twitter @rytime98.

Tar Takes 1/21: Who is Tar Heels’ leader? NFL change OT rules? Pats/Rams best teams?

UNC Forward Luke Maye – Photo via Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

On this week’s episode of Tar Takes we break down the North Carolina Tar Heels basketball season to date and discuss what we saw on Sunday in the NFL’s Conference Championship games.

UNC Basketball: Do they have a leader and if so who should UNC’s leader be?

Tar Heels have won six out of seven and are 4-1 in conference play. But how confident are you in the team?

Evaluate how the UNC freshman have done thus far in the year.

Did the outcome of yesterday’s games reflect which teams are actually better?

New England Patriots vs. Kansas City Chiefs

Los Angeles Rams vs. New Orleans Saints 

Should the NFL change overtime rules?


Ryan Lipton is the founder of The JR Report. For more news and The JR Report updates follow him on twitter @rytime98.

Tar Takes S2E12: Hunt 2nd chance, Fultz injury real, Tar Heels basketball struggling

On this week’s episode of Tar Takes, we debate whether or not RB Kareem Hunt deserves a second chance, if Markelle Fultz’s injury is legit and whether the Golden State Warriors will experience longterm success even after Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson retire. 

On the Tar Heel side, we discuss UNC football losing out on QB Kelly Bryant, the struggles on the basketball court after losing to Michigan and the university’s decision to build a $5.3 million building for the Silent Sam statue. 

QB Kelly Bryant signs with Missouri. How big of a hit is it for the Tar Heels to lose out on Bryant?

Tar Heels suffer brutal loss to Michigan last Wednesday. What is wrong with UNC?

Kentucky, Gonzaga still upcoming for Tar Heels. Can UNC compete with those power houses at the moment?

UNC politics: Smart or dumb move for to put Silent Sam in $5 million building?

Markelle Fultz diagnosed with neuronic thoracic outlet syndrome. Is this a legit excuse?

Kareem Hunt released by Chiefs. Does he deserve a 2nd chance? Is that interview with Lisa Salters real life?

Kobe Bryant takes shot at Golden State Warriors. Will the Warriors’ franchise be successful long term?

Photo Credit:

Kelly Bryant – Photo by Mike Comer/Getty Images

Coby White – Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Silent Sam – WNCN

Markelle Fultz – Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images

Steph Curry – Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

Kareem Hunt – Photo by David Eulitt/Getty Images


Ryan Lipton is the founder of The JR Report. For more news and The JR Report updates follow him on twitter @rytime98.