May 17, 2009
Christian Laettner is a Jerk. It's Official - Grant Hill Said So.From a ~February Sports Illustrated interview:
Grant Hill: Laettner is a little bit of a jerk, and I mean that in the nicest way. He'd probably do it for free.
DP: Why was he such a jerk, even to his own teammates?
GH: Everything was a competition. He liked to get under people's skin. We had a great group of guys and we all liked each other, but Laettner was an ass. He would pick fights with guys, like a big bully. But it would carry over onto the court. And he was so good, so competitive.
DP: If I said you could have traded him for Larry Johnson...
GH: Never. I thoroughly enjoyed playing with Christian.
To my dying day, I will not understand how my Kentucky alumna mom was happy with the 1992 East Regional, even if she was a longtime Durham resident by then. (Said mom also has a photo with Grant Hill, bent over like a question mark to stay in the picture.) Also to my dying day, I will not understand why I continue to care.
See my favorite re-enactment here in "Lo-Def Productions Presents...Kentucky vs. Duke - Buzzer Beater": McKinney in Durham did the brilliant piece (with Christian's own "piece"). If you dig the advertising industry, check out this related writeup.
Here is my second-favorite re-enactment, with Chris Farley:
Image yoinked from ESPN, 2004.
Well, of *course* he's a giant ass. Everyone on Duke campus knew this at the time. But he was an ass in the right shade of blue. ;)
Posted by: etselec | May 18, 2009 8:22:21 AM
Who cares? Duke University should know better.
Posted by: christian online advertising | Sep 3, 2009 7:23:36 PM