Laettner

Unless you’re a die-hard Blue Devils fan, you probably hate Christian Laettner, the Duke basketball legend whose career was capped by an impossible dream shot, most certainly the most dramatic in NCAA Tournament history. Handsome, cocky, white, playing for privileged Duke and Coach K, stomping on the chest of a downed opponent, all may be reasons you can’t stand him. But the truth is very different from reality, and some of your perceptions about Laettner—in fact most of them—may prove very wrong. He may not become your favorite player but, over the next two hours, you will see him, and your own feelings toward him, in a new light.