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Late North Carolina Basketball Coach Dean Smith Leaves Money In His Will For EVERY Letterman Who Ever Played For Him!

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Dean Smith left a special gift behind for his basketball players!

This February, the sports world lost a true legend when iconic North Carolina Tar Heels basketball coach Dean Smith passed away at 83 years old.

However, his former players are learning today that the bond they shared with their coach is still alive and well.

[ Related: Middle School Basketball Players Defend A Bullied Cheerleader During A Game! ]

Before he died, Coach Smith wanted to make sure his players (specifically his lettermen players) knew how much they meant to him, so he made sure to leave them a little present in his will!

So what exactly did he leave them? Well, Dean made sure a letter was sent to 180 of his former players containing a check for $200 and a note to "enjoy a dinner out"!

Awwwww! How sweet is that!!

Former UNC player Jim Dempsey posted a picture of the letter he and many others received this morning, and we're sure more than a few players were fighting back some waterworks when this came in the mail!

See the whole note (below)!

[Image via AP Images.]

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Middle School Basketball Players Walked Off The Court During A Game To Defend Bullied Cheerleader

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Such an inspirational story.

An amazing thing happened at Lincoln Middle School in Kenosha, Wisconsin during a basketball game, but it was a whole lot of awfulness that spurred it.

8th grader Desiree Andrews, who has Down Syndrome, was at the game as a cheerleader when a few fans began heckling her from the stands.

Well, three basketball players for the home team — Miles Rodriguez, Scooter Terrien and Chase Vazquez — heard those insults being hurled and they decided to do something about it.

[ Related: "Don't Tell On The Bullies!" Happens To Be Just ONE Awful Piece Of Advice From A Nebraska School's Flier! ]

They walked OFF the basketball court during the game and

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The Guys Of Fall Out Boy Are So Bad At Basketball In Their New Music Video, You'll Find The Urge To Laugh Irresistible!

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This goes out to everyone who was irresistibly bad at sports in high school!

Fall Out Boy has released the video for their new song Irresistible, and we can't get enough of it!

[ Related: Fall Out Boy Wrote Songs With One Direction! But Will The World Ever HEAR Them?! ]

The band plays basketball against some people who are much, much, MUCH better than them, but you know what?

It doesn't even matter because the crowd keeps on going wild, cheering them on!

Ch-ch-check it out (above)!

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Forget The Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary! Beyoncé And Jay Z Enjoy A Night Out Together At The NBA All-Star Game Instead!

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Beyoncé and Jay Z had better things to do than go to the Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary special!

Instead, the dynamic duo opted to attend the 64th NBA All-Star Game on Sunday evening in NYC!

We wonder if that decision had anything to do with Yoncé wanting to avoid Kim Kardashian West and crying Nori. LOLz!

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Christina Aguilera Sang A New York-Inspired Medley To Open The NBA All-Star Game & Brought Out Nas!

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Talk about a huge surprise!

Staten Island native Christina Aguilera took a ton of pride in her performance opening up the NBA All-Star Game on Sunday in the Big Apple.

Taking center stage at Madison Square Garden, Xtina sang a medley of New York, New York, On Broadway, and Empire State of Mind!

[ Related: Christina Aguilera Shows Off Her Adorable Daughter For The First Time ]

But the singer also shared the stage with Nas who surprised the crowd with a verse from N.Y. State of Mind!

And did we mention The Rockettes were rockin' out on stage too?

Ch-ch-check it out (above)!

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Wanna See Ariana Grande's 2015 NBA All-Star Game Halftime Show Performance?? Of Course You Do — She KILLED It!

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Ariana Grande continues to slay!

The talented vocalist got to headline the halftime show at the 2015 NBA All-Star Game, and she performed her most popular hits, six of them, while dressed in a sexy black and white skirt, bra and stilettos.

Then, when it came time to sing her hit Bang Bang, Nicki Minaj joined in for her verse!

They had such a good time, showing each other love after the show, tweeting:

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Christina Aguilera Is Bringing Diva Power To The NBA All-Star Game

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What an interesting choice!

Christina Aguilera is going to play a big part in the NBA All-Star Game this year… because she's helping kick it off!

The 34-year-old singer will perform on Sunday, February 15th at Madison Square Garden, and she'll be joined by the Rockettes!

Because basketball and ballet go hand in hand, right?!

[ Related: Ariana Grande Is Getting Her Basketball On! She's Performing At Halftime Of The NBA All-Star Game! ]

So, Xtina's duties are to rock the heck out of the stage in one of her first big performances since giving birth to Summer Rain on August 16th. She'll get everyone pumped, and then Ariana Grande will take over for the halftime performance!

Between these two, and Katy Perry scoring the Super Bowl halftime show, it seems like pop stars are starting to run the sports world!

What do you think of the performer choices???

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