You gotta love Kevin Harlan.
The very first upset that we got in the 2023 edition of the NCAA March Madness college basketball tournament was No. 13 seed Furman pulling off a comeback to take out No. 4 Virginia, and if you were anything like me at the end of that game, you were absolutely ecstatic.
Well, so was Kevin Harlan, who was doing the play-by-play for the game on TruTV.
Things unraveled when Virginia guard Kihei Clark got trapped in his own baseline corner and, under pressure, threw the ball away, which allowed Furman to force the turnover and transitioned a given chance into a game-winning three by guard JP Pegues with only 2.2 seconds left in the game.
When Pegues hit the shot, Harlan leaned back in his seat and screamed up to the basketball gods, “GOOD!” with color analysts Stan Van Gundy and Dan Bonner by his side, looking completely shocked. In fact, the footage of Harlan and the rest of the broadcasting team was so great that CBS released it to the public, and it’s been spreading like wildfire ever since. (RELATED: You Deserve To Lose Your American Card If These Hype Videos Don’t Get You Amped For The WBC Championship)
And not only did Harlan entertain us on an incredible level, but his professionalism can also be seen in the middle of everything, as he stretches his arms across Van Gundy and Bonner to let them know they should let the crowd take over.
It was incredible:
Kevin Harlan’s call for Furman’s win over Virginia was an instant CLASSIC 🔥
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— NCAA March Madness (@MarchMadnessMBB) March 20, 2023
Man, I love Kevin Harlan. This was so epic.