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Laettner, Pitino and VitaminWater

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The long-rumored VitaminWater ad featuring former Duke star Christian Laettner and Louisville head coach Rick Pitino has hit the Internet. The ad, which is expected to air around the time of the NCAA Tournament, has some fun with the fact that Pitino was the head coach at Kentucky when Laettner make a last second shot to beat the Wildcats an earn a berth into the Final Four.

Here’s the commercial:

 

It will be interesting to see what the reaction is from Kentucky fans, who not only despise Laettner for hitting the shot but have been ticked at Pitino ever since the he took the job at Louisville. (Even as people learned the ad was being shot, there was intense reaction.  Maybe Kentucky will now become Gatorade country.

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