ESPN Announces ‘I Hate Christian Laettner’ 30 for 30 Documentary

Entertainment, Sports and Bets — November 18, 2014 at 4:34 pm by

At 9 p.m. on Sunday, March 15, ESPN will air a 30 for 30 on one of the most hated college basketball players of all-time, Christian Laettner. Here’s the scoop from ESPN.

He made perhaps the most dramatic shot in the history of the NCAA basketball tournament. He’s the only player to start in four consecutive Final Fours, and was instrumental in Duke winning two national championships. He had looks, smarts and game. So why has Christian Laettner been disliked so intensely by so many for so long? Maybe it was the time he stomped on the chest of a downed player, or the battles he had with his teammates, or a perceived sense of entitlement. But sometimes, perception isn’t reality.

“I Hate Christian Laettner” will go beyond the polarizing persona to reveal the complete story behind this lightning rod of college basketball. Featuring extensive access to Laettner, previously unseen footage and perspectives from all sides, this film will be a “gloves-off” examination of the man who has been seen by many as the “Blue Devil Himself.”

This is a documentary that I want to see one time and one time only. I’m sure that it will be entertaining and informative, but at the end of the day, fuck Duke and every player that’s ever suited up for them. You know that ESPN is going to do their damnedest to paint Laettner in a sympathetic light, but I’m not falling for it. Despite Maryland moving to the Big Ten, my hatred for Duke will never falter.

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via FTW & ESPN
cover pic: Complex

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