CHRISTIAN LAETTNER- THE SHOT- 25 YEARS AGO TODAY

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My favorite moment in college basketball history- The Shot- Christian Laettner sinking Kentucky in the 1992 NCAA tournament. 25 years ago? Really? I can remember letting out a loud yell – I was rooting against Kentucky as much as I was rooting for Duke. I’ve always rooted for whoever was playing Kentucky. Most NCAA tournaments I don’t care who wins as long as it’s not the Kentucky Wildcats. I’ve always considered them a bunch of cheats {not the kids who play on the team but the coaches, the alumni etc.} What a great game this was- and it looked like Kentucky was going to win. Laettner probably the most hated college player of my lifetime but what a great college basketball player he was- and this was his signature moment. Went on to have a pretty good pro career but he didn’t match his career at Duke.

link below to “The Shot”

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2 responses to “CHRISTIAN LAETTNER- THE SHOT- 25 YEARS AGO TODAY

  1. I’m not particularly well versed in college basketball, but I recently watched an ESPN documentary about Laettner and he was considered a divisive character by fans. Was it because he was that good?

    • He was great in college but I think it was a combination of Duke being disliked by a wide range of fans in the country- and he was kind of the poster boy for them. He irritated people. That was 25 years ago and since then it seems like there is always some white kid who plays for Duke who is the new Laettner- the irritating rich white boy everyone hates.

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