Villanova’s win over North Carolina was as wild an ending as you are ever going to see.
Don’t take my word for it, just watch Charles Barkley.
It wasn’t just Barkley freaking out, check out the reaction of NBA players to the final seconds of that game.
First, it was North Carolina guard Marcus Paige with a double-clutch three that Stephen Curry would have found ridiculous.
But the game wasn’t over because the fat lady hadn’t sung — or the fat Barkley hadn’t leapt around the set — and as time expired Villanova’s Kris Jenkins knocked down a three to give his team the win.
Michael Jordan had great seats for the NCAA Final matchup in Houston Monday between his beloved North Carolina Tar Heels and the Villanova Wildcats (shocking, I know). He got to see a dramatic game — one won by the Wildcats on Kris Jenkins smooth jumper from three as time expired.
The Internet exploded with crying Jordan memes. Some of them kind of funny.
Jordan’s actual reaction? He thought it was a good shot.
Stephen Curry has made 378 threes this season, the most any player has made in one season in NBA history.
He’s also just 22 threes short of 400 with five games to play. Curry averages 5.1 threes a game, which means he should make it past the big round number, but it’s going to be pretty close. You think Curry wants the number?
Just one question: What is chucking for Curry? Outside 45 feet?