For every March Madness winner who is elated to win and move on, there’s another side that struggles to come to grips with defeat and a season suddenly cut short. After Sunday’s wild and wonderful finish to the North Carolina-Kentucky matchup, De’Aaron Fox showed how the other half lives with a raw and emotional reaction to Kentucky’s 75-73 loss in the Elite Eight. Still clearly devastated by coming up just short of the Final Four, the freshman star sobbed and clutched teammate Bam Adebayo while being interviewed. “This isn’t a locker room that looks like guys don’t care,” said Fox, who is 19 years old and likely headed for the NBA.
To be fair, it wasn’t just any basketball game. It was Kentucky vs. North Carolina — two behemoths of the college basketball world in the last minutes of a nearly tied game. For Ohioans around Columbus (a region which has plenty of Kentucky fans), the game was interrupted at this crucial moment for a tornado warning, though what they ended up actually seeing was a blank screen. The overwhelming reaction went a lot like this: CBS10 apologized to viewers, citing a “massive technical failure.” But it also reminded viewers that peoples’ lives were in danger. This happens every year. March is the month of Madness, and also the first month of tornado season. It’s like oil and water. Or Wildcats and
Lonzo Ball must have gotten his basketball genes from his mother. Famous dad LaVar Ball has been telling anyone who’ll listen that he would beat Michael Jordan in a game of 1-on-1. Men lie, women lie, ball don’t — well, now that we have video of LaVar playing, we can safely say that this Ball did lie.