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Great moments in Duke hating history

Tomorrow night, Duke and Kentucky will meet for the first time in eleven years. In order to properly prepare ourselves for the game, let’s look back at some great moments in Duke hating history:

— The Shot

This is much more pleasant to look at.

You remember it, I remember it, the people in charge of every college basketball montage remember it. No need to relive it.

— The Stomp

Before “The Shot,” there was “The Stomp.” Christian Laettner stomped on Aminu Timberlake’s chest after Timberlake fouled him under the basket. Laettner was given a technical, but should have been ejected from the game for the cheap shot. Laettner has since called it a dumb move made in retaliation for an earlier tussle between the two, but the hate still smolders (even if Laettner good-naturedly lets fans pose for pictures fake-stomping on his chest for charity). For a fun read on how Timberlake feels about the stomp these days, click here.

— The crying kid

Never gets old.

— The Comeback Cats

Nothing can fully erase the pain of 1992, but Kentucky’s 86-84 win over the Blue Devils in the 1998 NCAA East Regional Final came pretty close. On the backs of Wayne Turner, Allen Edwards, Scott Padgett, Cameron Mills, Jeff Shepperd, and Heshimu “Warrior” Evans, the Cats avenged “The Shot” with some late game heroics of their own. Relive some of the memories above, including Cameron Mills and Scott Padgett’s huge threes (and subsequent celebrations), Nazr Mohammad playfully punching his teammates on the bench, and an epic midcourt celebration.

— “What is Magloire doing?!”

Before Digger Phelps and Bobby Knight, Kentucky fans had another enemy in the media: Billy Paccker. Packer seemingly found ways to bash the Cats in every game he covered, including the 1998 “Comeback Cats” victory. After diving for a loose ball, Jamaal Magloire and Steve Wojciechowski (the ultimate Dukie) got tangled up on the floor. Magloire wrestled for the ball and after the play was blown dead, attempted to stand up, launching Wojo into a series of back spasms and Packer into a full blown mamma bear rant on Magloire. When you look at the replay, it’s pretty clear that Magloire was simply trying to get up and that Wojo should have earned a Best Actor nod at the Oscars.

— “This is why you suck”

Sure, this video was made by a Maryland fan, but if there’s one thing we can all bond over, it’s hating Duke. Slightly NSFW due to salty language and content.

— One of the best signs ever made

Also filed under “Never Gets Old.” Well done, curly-haired sir.

— Uh oh, Maggette-O

Duke has this odd way of getting away with things. Corey Maggette admitted in a sworn statement that he took cash payments from a summer league coach while was still a high school student, a clear violation of NCAA rules worthy of vacating Duke’s runner-up finish in the 1999 NCAA tournament, but somehow, the school escaped any kind of punishment. Yeah, I’m confused too. Add this one to “Things Cal Would Never Get Away With.”

— Lance Thomas and the Case of the Mysterious Down Payment

Does the Maggette story sound familiar? Probably because the Dukies are getting off the hook for Lance Thomas jewelry scandal as well. Back in 2009, Thomas bought $97,800 worth of custom jewelry from Raefello & Co. jewelers in Manhattan. He put down a $30,000 down payment (in cash) and signed an agreement to pay back the remaining $67,800 within 15 days. He didn’t, and the jewelers sued in January 2012. After the news of the mysterious down payment and potential NCAA violation got out, Thomas and the jeweler conveniently reached a settlement, essentially closing the book on the whole ordeal.

— “Order has been restored”

After Duke beat Butler to win the 2010 National Championship, Nike ran this full page ad in Sports Illustrated. Gag.

— Duke fans in general

They really do bring this upon themselves.

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

No, I will not make you a sandwich, but you can follow me on Twitter @MrsTylerKSR or email me.

17 Comments for Great moments in Duke hating history

  1. Help
    8:05 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    What does 6.5 hours mean?

  2. thebigjra
    8:13 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink


  3. catcrawler
    8:16 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    So, earlier a troll brought to my attention that Harrow missed a big game against UNC back in 10-11 season.
    I looked into it partially (because I have other stuff to do) and noticed that Harrow did in fact miss the game at Carolina, but was there physically, missed the next game against Virginia Tech, and the next game at Duke only played 15 minutes.
    THIS COULD BE a coincidence, he could get ill often, or he could be emotionally immature and not “tough enough” in BCG terms.

  4. Tennesse Wildcat
    8:20 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    What happens in 6.5 hours, do the Dukies turn into devils? Catlanta better show up strong for the cats. I want this to feel like it usely does, Rupp South! We can beat Duke if the freshmen come to play and are not intimidated. Lets hope we don’t get Karl Hess as one of the refs. Go Cats!

  5. CatinTN
    8:45 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    How about that Pitino commercial with Laettner as a neighbor for Vitamin Water…is not funny, has never been funny and won’t ever be funny in the future. I vowed I would never buy the stuff…GO CATS!

  6. Big Whoop
    8:53 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    If you look at and consider who our opponent was (Maryland) and who their opponent was (Georgia State)and compare the stats,you wouldn’t be all that worried about tomorrow night. This game isn’t at Cameron Indoor, it is in Catlanta. In 6.5 hours, they reveal themselves as the turds they really are?

  7. Common Sense
    9:19 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    I was 5 days old when I watched that $h!t head make that shot and I have hated them ever sense. I don’t care what laettner does for charity, I still hate him, and most importantly I will always hate duke.

  8. Wildcats Dominate
    9:23 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

  9. Duke Hater
    9:40 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    Come on guys. You all missed this. Posted on KSR back in 09.!

  10. barn
    9:59 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    i hope that kid was at the lehigh game last year

  11. Gold grill
    11:45 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    I would have included the one game Rashaad Carruth was relevant in during his brief UK tenure. Loved when he was chirping at Coach K after hitting some shots. Of course, then Tubby yanked him and Cats couldn’t stop Jason Williams and the refs.

  12. Roland65
    11:58 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    This is a great post. I enjoyed every minute of it!

  13. big mayo
    12:19 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    wojo was totally faking it in ’98 game and “fudge” packer bought it hook, line and sinker. wojo was trying to get a foul called on magloire. after the play was over the camera caught him smirking and winking at a teammate

  14. James K
    7:14 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    I was just talking yesterday about how much the world loved Maryland fans when Duke was in the middle of their reign of terror from 1998-2002. Now that people don’t exert as much energy hating Duke, Maryland fans just look like enormous assholes.

  15. Dane Brammage
    7:27 am November 13, 2012 Permalink


    Coach Vuh-Kaaay- K teaches and promotes that baby-cry crap.

    Packer = Donkey.

    The Donkey defended it forever.

  16. BNClay
    9:30 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    12 I totally remember that game. Jason Williams would just take it to the rim and get a fould call ever dang possession. I think he ended up with 38 or 40 points. After that game I thought Carruth was the next Glenn Rice. Dude was shooting it that day.