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You Tube Gold: Duke-Temple 1988

This is the game where Billy King made Mark Macon cry and permanently altered the perception of his potential.

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OMAHA, NE - MARCH 23: The Duke Blue Devils cheerleaders and mascot perform against the Syracuse Orange during the second half in the 2018 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Midwest Regional at CenturyLink Center on March 23, 2018 in Omaha, Nebraska.
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Here’s one of the more memorable games in the Duke canon: the 1988 Eastern Regional Final.

Mark Macon was seen as a rising star, an NBA legend in the making.

Not after Billy King got through with him: Macon shot 6-29 and memorably cried in the locker room when it was over.

It’s probably not fair to say that King made him cry but it’s totally fair to say that Macon was never the same after #55 got through with him.

Still probably Duke’s best defender ever, at 6-6, King could guard any player on the court yet somehow struggled with layups.

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