A child shall lead them

The Tar Heels may have been big for making the Sweet 16 and gargantuan for winning it all – but they're still kids.

Updated: April 6, 2005, 12:04 PM ET
By Bomani Jones | Special to Page 2

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – The day after the Tar Heels made the Sweet 16, I saw Jackie Manuel and David Noel standing outside a dining hall on the Carolina campus. I've seen Manuel around before, but the only place I'd seen Noel during my two years here is in the Dean Dome. One of the reasons they were out is obvious: After a big win, basketball players are kings ... as opposed to the princes they are on every other day. As starved as Carolina was for another Shining Moment, the players really run ...

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