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Former Duke star Christian Laettner celebrates UNC’s Luke Maye to poke fun at Kentucky

Duke's Christian Laettner celebrates hitting the game-winning shot during the Kentucky Duke game March 28, 1992. Photo by Janet Worne | staff
Duke's Christian Laettner celebrates hitting the game-winning shot during the Kentucky Duke game March 28, 1992. Photo by Janet Worne | staff

Early Monday morning, former Duke star Christian Laettner poked a little fun at Kentucky – and he celebrated a North Carolina player to do it.

Twenty five years ago, Laettner, wearing No. 32, took a three-quarter court pass from Grant Hill, spun, and hit a game-winning shot against Kentucky to earn a berth in the Final Four.

Sunday, North Carolina’s Luke Maye, wearing No. 32, took a pass from teammate Theo Pinson, and hit a game-winning shot against Kentucky to earn a berth in the Final Four.

Stepping outside the usual Duke-North Carolina rivalry wars, Laettner celebrated a Tar Heel to poke fun at the Wildcats’ fan base.

Wonder how Duke faithful will feel about one of their core Blue Devils doing that?

Kentucky fans, though, probably didn’t appreciate it.

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