Years Played: 1988-92
NCAA Accomplishments: Averaged 16.6 points, 7.8 rebounds, and 1.8 assists and helped Duke reach four Final Fours and win two National Championships
NBA Career: Averaged 12.8 points, 6.7 rebounds, and 2.6 assists during 13 seasons in the league
There's absolutely no denying that Laettner was a great player when he was at Duke. From the two 'chips he won to the classic buzzer beater that he hit to help the Blue Devils knock off the Kentucky Wildcats in the Elite Eight in 1992, the guy made his mark on the world in the early '90s as a great college basketball player. But, the key word there is great COLLEGE basketball player.
You see, his game didn't translate all that well to the NBA, which is something that's become a trend for Duke players. They're great in college and suck in the pros. That's reason enough to hate Laettner. Oh, and that stomp Laettner performed on Aminu Timberlake during the '92 Elite Eight didn't hurt either—just sayin'.