CORAL GABLES — If you were watching closely in the second half of Miami’s 90-63 whipping of Duke, you saw a subtle gesture of defiance. The Blue Devils were bringing the ball up the floor when a few Hurricanes went for it. They slapped the floor. Why’s does that matter? Well Duke is famous for the move to fire up the crowd in big moments. Miami flipped it on them and it wasn’t by mistake. And that’s were it gets a little crazier.
UM sophomore guard Shane Larkin was shooting free throws immediately before the slapping. ”I just heard somebody scream my name,” he said. “It was Warren Sapp. He was like like ‘slap the floor on D.” It worked, too. ”I think we got the stop,” he said with a smile.
Sapp, the 7-time Pro Bowl product of UM, was sitting a few rows behind the broadcasting table of ESPN’s Dick Vitale.
Absolute pwnage. No other way around it. Number 1 team in the country down by 30 to Miami getting their trademark move thrown right in their eyeball. Humiliating. Emasculating. Surprised Dicky V didn’t drop dead of a heart attack when this happened. Warren Sapp yelling in your ear drum taunting your favorite team of all time while they get blasphemed by the Hurricanes. Cardiac arrest city baby.