TFD: Christian Laettner doesn't want to seem like he has an ego

  • Blog Post by: Michael Rand
  • April 5, 2013 - 5:12 PM

This little nugget about Christian Laettner, who is at the Final Four, was passed along by co-worker Vince Tuss:

Christian Laettner is trying to be a good role model for his three children.

So the former Duke star said he hasn't shown the highlights of the play when he caught the full-court pass from Grant Hill, turned and made the last-second winning shot to beat Kentucky 104-103 in the 1992 East Regional final.

"People already think I have a big ego and big head," he said. "I don't want my children thinking that. But whenever my dad is in town he sneaks the DVD in and makes them watch a little bit of it."

Laettner was back in the Final Four spotlight on Friday as he was honored for his starring role in the NCAA tournament's most memorable moment, as voted on by fans.

Laettner, who played in four national semifinals and won two NCAA championships at Duke, also was named one of the top 15 players in the tournament's 75 years.

Also, if you mostly remember Laettner for the "loser, loser ... winner" story from his Wolves days, we did ask him about that in 2011. You can find his answer here.


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