Hate him because he looked like the stereotypical pretty white boy who drove a corvette and dated the prettiest girl in school. Hate him because he played (really well) for Duke during the Fab 5 era. Hate him because of “the shot.” Hate him because he was on the original Dream Team instead of Dominique Wilkins or Shaquille O’Neal. Hate him because he was just so easy to hate in the 90s.
Surprisingly, after watching the ‘ESPN 30 for 30’ episode ‘I Hate Christian Laettner,’ I actually became kind of a fan of the former NCAA great and NBA All-Star — although I still do kind of hate him for the 1992 stomp.
Even though he’s apologized for the incident and allowed countless people — including Kentucky’s Anthony Davis — to stomp on his chest.