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Christian Laettner


Duke University story who also won two NCAA Championships using the group and took the Blue Devils to 4 consecutive Last Fours; performed in the NBA for thirteen months and was an associate of the Desire Group in 1992. He was extremely recruited like a celebrity basketball participant at Nichols College in Buffalo, NY. He won several individual honours during his last 2 yrs at Duke, including Naismith University Player of the entire year in 1992, and is undoubtedly one of the better university players of all-time. He grew up by a rigid Catholic family members. His dad, George, was Polish. In 1996, he wedded Lisa Thibaut. He offers two daughters, Sophie and Summer time, and a child, Tor. He performed alongside JORDAN on the famous Desire Team.

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Full Name Christian Laettner
Date Of Birth August 17, 1969
Place Of Birth Angola, NY
Height 2.11 m
Weight 111 kg
Profession Basketball Player
Education Nichols School, Duke University
Nationality American
Spouse Lisa Thibault
Children Sophie Laettner, Tor Laettner, Summer Laettner
Parents Bonnie Laettner, George Laettner
Awards NCAA Basketball Tournament Most Outstanding Player, NBA All-Rookie Team, Naismith Men's College Player of the Year, John R. Wooden Award, Atlantic Coast Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year, ACC Athlete of the Year, USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year, Outstanding Performance Under Pressure ESPY Award, Best Male College Basketball Player ESPY Award
Star Sign Leo

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1Father of Sommer Laettner, Sophie Laettner, and Tor Laettner.
2Brother of Christopher Laettner, Leanne Laettner, and Katie Culpepper.
3Son of George Laettner and Bonnie Laettner.
4On 28 March 1992 Laettner caught a long inbound pass and made a desperate shot that won the game for Duke University over the University of Kentucky, 104-103, and sent Duke to the Final Four in the NCAA basketball tournament. "Laettner's Hail Mary" was ranked #4 in TV Guide's list of the "25 Most Awesome Sports Moments (of the last 15 years)". [17 July 2005 issue]
5Basketball player.



Duke 91 & 92: Back to Back2012TV Movie executive producer



30 for 302015TV Series documentary very special thanks - 1 episode



30 for 302015TV Series documentaryHimself - Duke University Basketball Player
Mike & Mike2015TV SeriesHimself - Former Duke University Basketball Player
Sixth Man: Bluesanity2013Documentary
The 86th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade2012TV SpecialHimself
The Dream Team2012DocumentaryHimself
Duke 91 & 92: Back to Back2012TV MovieHimself
ESPN 25: Who's #1?2004-2006TV Series documentaryHimself
A Cut Above: 100 Seasons of Duke Basketball2005Video documentaryHimself
ESPN SportsCentury2002-2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Beyond the Glory2005TV Series documentaryHimself
The Sports List2004TV SeriesHimself - Guest Speaker
1997 NBA All-Star Game1997TV SpecialHimself
Duke vs. Kentucky 1992: The Greatest Game Ever1993TV MovieHimself

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Mike & Mike2015TV SeriesHimself - Former Duke University Basketball Player
Runnin' Rebels of UNLV2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
Band of Pirates: The Story of Seton Hall's Magical Run to the 1989 NCAA Championship Game2009DocumentaryHimself
Rome Is Burning2008TV SeriesHimself
Rebels on the Run: The Rise and Fall of UNLV Basketball2005TV Movie documentaryHimself

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