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Like Everyone Else, Christian Laettner Was Amazed By Villanova Buzzer Beater

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Unlike the rest of us though, he's an authority on the subject of buzzer beaters.

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Apr 4, 2016; Houston, TX, USA; Villanova Wildcats forward Kris Jenkins (2) celebrates his game winning shot with teammates defeating the North Carolina Tar Heels 77-74 in the championship game of the 2016 NCAA Men's Final Four at NRG Stadium.
Apr 4, 2016; Houston, TX, USA; Villanova Wildcats forward Kris Jenkins (2) celebrates his game winning shot with teammates defeating the North Carolina Tar Heels 77-74 in the championship game of the 2016 NCAA Men's Final Four at NRG Stadium.
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Nobody in the history of college basketball is more familiar with what constitutes a great buzzer beater than Duke legend Christian Laettner.

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So when Laettner says he's "passing the crown" to Villanova's Kris Jenkins, after Jenkins' brilliant shot to win the national championship, well that's special.

Not to knock Jenkins's shot, because Laettner's right, it was absolutely clutch and instantly legendary, but the circumstances were different.

On the one hand, Laettner's shot was contested.

Jenkins, on the other, had a clean open shot.

If Laettner missed, the game was over; for Jenkins, a miss meant overtime.

However, Jenkins hit his and won a national championship, a feat Laettner, for all his greatness, never had to match.

And when Laettner had a chance to do it to UNC, the pass was not good, so Jenkins has him there.

But both shots were amazing. We'll see them for years and years to come.