Christian Laettner talks 1 and done, O’Bannon, CAPA and more: EXCLUSIVE AUDIO



Christian Laettner is my first guest as The Sports Bank podcast returns!

I can’t think of a better guest to initiate the revival of the TSB podcast then the man who hit the most iconic shot in college basketball history. 22 years and three days ago, the Dukie of all Dukies hit a game-winning shot against the Kentucky Wildcats team in what many consider to be the greatest college basketball game of all time.

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Christian Laettner’s buzzer-beating jump shot against Kentucky in the East Regional Final in 1992 is one of the most memorable moments in sports history.


In my exclusive chat with Christian Laettner, you’ll here his responses as I ask all about

-Potential of getting royalties from “the shot,” and how it relates to the Ed O’Bannon lawsuit against the NCAA

-His thoughts on Northwestern winning the right to unionize. the NLRB hearing.

-And of course, I pull no punches at all. I asked him why Duke basketball inspires so much hatred? Especially in response to iconic Duke players such as himself.

-What he’s up to these days. Check out his website and follow him on Twitter @laettnerbball

-There was also a photo of the only college basketball player on the 1992 USA Olympic Dream Team “supporting Louisville” caused a big stir in social media this past weekend as Kentucky eliminated UL. Christian told me how Twitter kind of spun it out of control a little bit. But it’s all in the fun. Part of the fun of social media.

And of course, here’s that shot again, in the video below. Christian Laettner, “the shot” and his Blue Devils teammates were celebrated in Duke ’91 & ’92, a documentary that revisited 1991-92.

When the Blue Devils became the first school to win back-to-back National Championships in nearly 20 years.

Paul M. Banks owns The Sports, an affiliate of Fox Sports. An MBA and Fulbright scholar, he’s also a frequent commentator on national talk radio. The former NBC Chicago and Washington Times contributor has also been featured on the History Channel. President Obama follows him on Twitter (@paulmbanks)

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  1. THERE AIN’T NO AUDIO!! You hit the link and all it does is keep reopening this page.

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