With no NBA games on the schedule tonight, it was all eyes on the NCAA Championship Game as the Kansas Jayhawks pulled off an epic comeback win over the North Carolina Tar Heels to secure their fourth title.
After trailing 40-25 at half-time, Kansas stormed home to win 72-69, with the 15-point deficit the biggest comeback in championship history.
Players around the NBA — past and present — were plugged into the game, sharing their reactions on Twitter to the crazy final.
No one enjoyed it more than the Kansas alumni!
We did it!!!!!
— Keef Morris (@Keefmorris) April 5, 2022
NATIONAL CHAMPS #RockChalk
— Joel “Troel” Embiid (@JoelEmbiid) April 5, 2022
OMG !!!!!!!!!!! OMG !!!!!!! 🥲🥲🥲 I’m not crying .. you are !! ROCK CHALK ! 💙❤️
— Devonte Graham (@Devonte4Graham) April 5, 2022
There it is let’s goooooo!!!! @KUHoops
— Marcus Morris (@MookMorris2) April 5, 2022
Meanwhile, it was heartbreak for the North Carolina alumni.
Let’s meet at Tobacco Road and cry together 😂😂🤝
— Harry Giles III (@HGiiizzle) April 5, 2022
— Harrison Barnes (@hbarnes) April 5, 2022
Wow! What a game. Congrats to your team @KUAthletics job well done….🤝
— Vince Carter (@mrvincecarter15) April 5, 2022
Forever happy to be a tarheel good fight fellas
— Cole Anthony (@The_ColeAnthony) April 5, 2022
Kansas guard Remy Martin, who came up with some big plays down the stretch earned a new fan in Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell.
Shoutout to Remy Martin just cause of the name 😂😂😂
— Donovan Mitchell (@spidadmitchell) April 5, 2022
The Jayhawks have now entered the chat
— Georges Niang (@GeorgesNiang20) April 5, 2022
They literally giving all they have. Gotta love it. Big respect 🙏🏽
— Nicolas Batum (@nicolas88batum) April 5, 2022
i want a ring . 🏆 💍
— Ja Morant (@JaMorant) April 5, 2022
This is great basketball!!!
— Eric Paschall (@epaschall) April 5, 2022
Let’s not start that UNC gave the game away mess… Kansas went and got that game! They went got that one out the MUD. Carry the hell on…
— Kendrick Perkins (@KendrickPerkins) April 5, 2022
— Carmelo Anthony (@carmeloanthony) April 5, 2022