Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Rusty Mourns a Basketball Legend

NC State's improbable run to the NCAA Tournament Championship was THE Cinderella story of March Madness. Dubbed the "Cardiac Pack" for their penchant for 2nd half heroics, the 1983 Woflpack squad capped their memorable run with a last second slam dunk to beat the heavily favored Houston. To the casual observer, Lorenzo Charles' buzzer beating slam was the pinnacle of basketball perfection. A more astute fan might tell you he was out of position and just happened to be in the right place at the right time. The look on his face after putting in the winning basket might lend credence to that take on events. Regardless, he was the hero of the team. His shot can still be seen on the video lead-in to CBS's annual tournament coverage.

Unfortunately, Charles life was cut unexpectedly short yesterday when he was killed in a bus accident outside Raleigh. Wolfpack nation and any fan of college basketball now mourns the loss of a real legend of March Madness

This clip still gives me goose bumps!

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1 comment:

Charles Klim said...

Rusty Mourns is definitely one of my favorites players. He is a strong and fast player!