Kentucky hates them some Christian Laettner
|Hey Kentucky, can't forget me, can you?|
I thought I'd check in on this year's governor's races. There are three. Bobby Jindal is term-limited in Louisiana, making that an open seat, which could make it a competitive race given how unpopular Jindal has become. Probably not. Phil Bryant is the Republican incumbent in Mississippi, and will win reelection assuming something really odd doesn't happen. It's Mississippi.
Democrats have settled on Attorney General Jay Conway as their nominee, but he is going to have to wait until the May 19 primary to learn which candidate he will face in November. Republicans are hosting a four-way contest featuring businessman and 2014 U.S. Senate candidate Matt Bevin, state Agriculture Commissioner James Comer, businessman and former Louisville Councilman Hal Heiner, and former state Supreme Court Justice Will Scott.
Every indication is it will be competitive.
Laettner is reviled in [Kentucky] for sinking a game-winning buzzer-beater for Duke against Kentucky in the 1992 Elite Eight, knocking out the Wildcats and sending the Blue Devils to the Final Four.
If you are from Kentucky, or are a Duke fan or a very dedicated college hoops fanatic, you might know that.
I still don't quite grasp how claiming a political opponent engaging in dirty tricks is anything like getting your buck kicked fair and square by a star player, but I guess hate is hate.
Through the wonders of YouTube, here is the shot that made Christian Laettner one of the most reviled figures in the history of the proud state of Kentucky. Those folks must be some serious roundball fans.