Los Angeles was in the thick of the LA Riots. The culmination of 6 days of looting, arson, and civil unrest. The riots were propagated from racial tension stemming from the acquittal of the police officers who were videotaped brutally beating an African American named Rodney King on March 3, 1991. A curfew was issued and the California Army National Guard was sent to control the situation. Unfortunately, the riots caused many deaths and casualties. What was paramount, were the live scenes that were being taken place on the television and right before our eyes. Live television beating, live looting, and live arson were taking place. Destruction and mayhem followed suite. This dark event in Los Angeles history became a major world event.
Thursday, April 3, 2014
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Around 22 years ago, Christian Laettner hit a last second jump shot from around the free throw line after catching a long inbound pass from past the opposing basket from Grant Hill. The basket propelled the Mike Krsysewski's Duke Blue Devils past Rick Pitino's Kentucky Wildcats, 104-103, in the Elite 8. They would go on to win the Final Four and the National Championship in 1992. It would be back to back championships for Mike Krzyzewski's squad and the shot would be known to become one of the greatest, dramatic shots of all time.