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The Last Time a UNC Point Guard Broke His Wrist

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Skip right to the 2:12 mark for the infamous play. This is by far more egregious than what happened to Kendall Marshall though the result is was essentially the same. LSU's John Tudor goes up looking for the ball and instead clotheslines Smith knocking him to the floor. Smith broke his wrist and many UNC fans feel this derailed a team that could have won the national title.

Also noteworthy in the video is the reaction of Michael Jordan who took exception to the hard foul and came over to give Tudor a little shove before the referee retrained him. Jordan's ultra competitive nature is legendary. In this case he is sticking up for a fallen teammate in a game he also scored 29 points in leading the Heels to a win.