Inches from Immortality: How Gordon Hayward and Butler Almost Toppled Duke


It’s been said more times than anyone can count, but Butler vs. Duke in 2010 epitomized the David vs. Goliath tale.

But what if that script, that cliche, is all wrong?

In reality, the plot-line from this century’s most dramatic title game went way deeper, way wider than a hackneyed Cinderella narrative. There is far more to the ending than the oft-replayed half-court heave from the tips of Gordon Hayward’s fingers.

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