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Christian Laettner praises Luke Maye, trolls Kentucky

Former Duke star Christian Laettner trolled Kentucky after UNC's Luke Maye lifted the Tar Heels past the Wildcats on Sunday. (John Bazemore)

Apparently even Duke and North Carolina's rivalry takes a backseat when there's a chance to send a dig at Kentucky.

On Sunday night, former Duke All-American Christian Laettner congratulated North Carolina's Luke Maye, whose last-second jumper beat Kentucky to send the Tar Heels to the Final Four, and still trolled the Wildcats -- all in less than 140 characters.

"Luke my son ... May the force of the #32 be with you," Laettner wrote on Twitter, referencing the jersey number the two share.



But Laettner didn't stop there, twisting the knife in the backs of Kentucky fans by adding #uncdownsthecats #theshotlives.



It was 25 years ago this week that Laettner, wearing his No. 32 jersey, launched what many consider the best shot in NCAA tournament history, a buzzer-beating jumper that sent Duke to the 1992 Final Four and crushed Kentucky fans everywhere.

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