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Like Mike? Not if you’re Duke commit Rasheed Sulaimon

Apr 13, 2012, 6:57 PM EDT

Rasheed Sulaimon AP

At this year’s Jordan Classic — which is, after all, named for His Airness — a group of prospects decided to sing the commercial jingle “Like Mike” in honor of the greatest basketball player of all time. Everyone, from Shabazz Muhammad (UCLA) to Nerlens Noel (Kentucky), took a turn slaying eardrums.

One recruit, in particular, was reluctant to join in.

Duke commit Rasheed Sulaimon decided it was a no-go, saying “Mike, you’re still my man, but the Duke/UNC rivalry is just too big.” Austin Rivers was similarly disinclined to invite scorn from his teammates and fans last year.

Who does Rasheed want to emulate, then? He name-checked Rivers, Jason Williams and, of course, Coach K.

Smart kid. There’s something to be said for knowing which side of Tobacco Road your bread is buttered on.

  1. imwhitewolf - Apr 13, 2012 at 8:22 PM

    Righttttttttt!!!!! I love this guy already. Go Duke.

  2. jthammerstix - Apr 14, 2012 at 8:27 AM

    Bozo you are jelly bro. Sick my duck you ole b*tch

  3. imforbigblue - Apr 14, 2012 at 8:57 AM

    Dude dUKe sucks they won’t play away from home and when you do you get beat down. To bad you couldn’t make it past the 1st round I wanted to see UK beat you down!

  4. jthammerstix - Apr 14, 2012 at 1:02 PM

    ^troll on you redneck. I bet you kept your mouth shut when Gillispie led you to the nit. i sure miss those days. Enjoy your velcro banner while you are hitting your sister from the back.

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