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Kevin Ware cuts down the net with Louisville

Apr 9, 2013, 12:29 AM EDT

Kevin Ware was one of the Final Four’s main storylines all week. Turned out it that story had a happy ending.

Ware, the Louisville guard who suffered a compound fracture while attempting a block during the Cardinals’ regional final win against Duke, was with his teammates in Atlanta for their NCAA tournament title game against Michigan. In case Louisville won, the baskets would be lowered so Ware could take part in the tradition of the winning team cutting down the net.

This is what sheer joy looks like.


Photo via @jose3030

“These are my brothers. They got the job done. I’m so proud of them, so proud of them,” Ware said afterward.  “It meant the world to me,” Ware said. “I don’t really have any other words to describe how I feel right now.”

  1. westlaw1 - Apr 9, 2013 at 12:50 AM

    They lowered the goal for him? What a shame. I pictured his teammates raising him up on their shoulders so he could cut the nets. Once again it sounds better in my head than it looks in the movie.

    Good for him.

  2. capricorndec30 - Apr 9, 2013 at 12:58 AM

    Kevin Ware broke his leg playing against Duke in elite eight and not against Wichita State in Final Four. Crappy journalism.

    Seriously, my kudos to Louisville team in Final four stage. What exactly is Kevin’s contribution this weekend and to Cardinals being Champs. just a bloody hype by media and Ware just cashed that in.

    • savoirlaire - Apr 9, 2013 at 11:39 AM

      “Ware just cashed that in”??!?! To say that is an ignorant (and heartless) comment is an insult to ignorance. Think he planned to have his f’in tibia stick out of his leg so he could get some media attention? Think he would rather be on crutches getting pity than ballin with his teammates? It must suck to have such a cynical and pathetic view of life…

  3. florida727 - Apr 9, 2013 at 8:51 AM

    #westlaw and #crapricon, are you two related? Reason I ask is that you have so much in common… you’re both @$$holes. Want to know what Ware’s contribution was? It’s called “inspiration”. Along with being a gifted enough player to be one of the first off the bench for the best team in America, he also raised his teammates level of concentration and focus because of his story. Surprised you idiots didn’t ask what contribution Pitino made. After all, he didn’t score a single point or grab a single rebound in the entire tournament, did he? You two need to stick to being stupid. At least you’re good at it.

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