All The Nostalgic Pop Culture References You May Have Missed In ESPN’s ‘I Hate Christian Laettner’

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03.16.15 2 Comments
ESPN’s 30 for 30 film “I Hate Laettner” was a marvelous, in-depth look at perhaps the most hated man in college basketball history, Duke’s Christian Laettner. A player on a team that won two National Championships and reached the Final Four in four consecutive seasons between 1988 and 1992. He capped off his amazing collegiate career as the only amateur member of the 1992 Dream Team that won Olympic gold in Barcelona.

Unsurprisingly, the film took us back to the late ’80s and early ’90s with references to movies and bands of the time.

Here are all of them listed in order of appearance:

“The Nature Boy” Ric Flair

Rob Lowe as No. 2 in Austin Powers
Dr. Evil and Mini-Me
Charlie Sheen and Michael Douglas in Wall Street
Johnny Lawrence from Karate Kid
Dennis Rodman and his multi-colored hair

Georgetown with Ronald Reagan following the 1984 National Championship

New Kids on the Block
Rob Lowe and Arsenio Hall

Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre

MC Hammer
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
Kid and Martin Lawrence
Kris Kross
Vanilla Ice

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