Turner Sports announcer Kevin Harlan is talking a bit of heat for his controversial call at the end of Syracuse’s upset win over Virginia in the Elite Eight on Sunday.
After the final buzzer sounded, Harlan proclaimed coach Jim Boeheim and Syracuse “back from the dead on Easter Sunday.”
The call caused quite the stir on Twitter after the game.
If I were Kevin Harlan, I'd be getting my apology ready. Quick.— Mike Vaccaro (@MikeVacc) March 28, 2016
Just to follow on Kevin Harlan. I find his comment totally inappropriate. To liken Syracuse win to Christ's resurrection is just wrong.— Mark Champion (@nbamark) March 28, 2016
Someone please explain to me how what Kevin Harlan said is the least bit offensive?— Ricky Cibrano (@RickyCibrano) March 28, 2016
So if Syracuse is risen, according to Kevin Harlan, it's gonna get really strange in 10 days.— Joe Ovies (@joeovies) March 28, 2016
This was Harlan’s last game of the NCAA tournament. Jim Nantz will work the Final Four on TV and Kevin Kugler will have the call on the radio.