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No list of great NCAA championship game moments is complete unless Keith Smart's jumper for Indiana in 1987 is on it.
Known by Hoosiers fans to this day as ''The Shot,'' and known in much less complimentary terms by Syracuse faithful, that 16-foot jumper from the left side with 5 seconds to play is a film clip staple throughout March.
The memory of ''The Shot,'' which gave Indiana a 74-73 victory, is still with Smart, now the coach of the Sacramento Kings, while Jim Boeheim, still the coach at Syracuse, revisited it every day for 16 years.
''It's pretty much every day,'' Smart said Wednesday when asked how often he thinks about the jumper that made him a hero in Bloomington and a villain in Syracuse. ''Probably every other day something happens. I'll go somewhere to eat, or when we travel, I check into the hotel and somebody sees the name tag on the bag and they'll mention something about `The Shot' then....
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The near and distant future of the Sacramento Kings franchise may be up in the air at the moment, but one thing that is not up for debate is how Keith Smart, the team’s head coach, is a hero of sorts as well as a staunch protector of children.
During Sacramento’s game against the Golden State Warriors at Oakland’s ORACLE Arena on Wednesday, Smart snatched an errant pass from...
For those of you thinking about getting courtside seats to an NBA game for your young children, you might want to check out this clip from Wednesday night's Kings/Warriors game.As Golden State's Stephen Curry attempted to throw a pass out of a double team, he threw in the direction of the Kings bench and appeared to be heading towards the head of a young fan.That's when...
Sacramento Kings head coach Keith Smart saved a kid last night. Got a low five. Smiles.
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Keith Smart is a former college and pro basketball player, and he showed on Wednesday that he still has the moves.
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry tried throwing a pass to teammate Jarrett Jack, but it was way off the mark. The ball looked like it was going to head into the first row and hit a young boy wearing a Warriors jersey and jacket who was sitting courtside. Luckily...
Stephen Curry threw a wild cross court pass during Wednesday’s game against Sacramento that nearly wiped out a young boy sitting courtside. Luckily, Kings head coach, Keith Smart, was there to save the day, catching the ball just before hitting the frightened boy and giving him a high five.
Video via The Score It’s even better in GIF form (via SB Nation):