While Kevin Ware was getting prepped for surgery on the compound fracture in his disfigured right leg last Sunday, Louisville was celebrating their latest Final Four berth. Chase Behanan stretched out Ware’s jersey, however, there was some doubt as to whether Ware would be able to join them in Atlanta. Saturday came and Ware was in the house to watch Louisville from the sidelines. Ware didn’t log any minutes, but he showed up in uniform to root on Louisville during their comeback victory.
College basketball’s newest (or only?) household name also got more shoutouts and cutaways during the broadcast than he’d received in any game during his collegiate career.
Kevin Ware in a chair to the side of Louisville's bench. All five starters went over to him after being introduced.— Pat Forde (@YahooForde) April 6, 2013
The final score: Louisville 72, Wichita State 68, Camera cutaways to Kevin Ware 91.— Not Bill Walton (@NotBillWalton) April 7, 2013
I've seen so many shots of Kevin Ware that I keep expecting Brent Musburger to compliment his looks.— Brian Floyd (@BrianMFloyd) April 7, 2013
I imagine the #Louisville halftime speech as Rick Pitino just pointing at Kevin Ware's cast for 15 minutes.— Peter Burns (@PeterBurnsRadio) April 6, 2013
Hurts DC sports fans so much because it's true RT @normanchad: If Mike Shanahan were coaching Louisville, Kevin Ware might’ve started today.— Andrew Kaczynski (@BuzzFeedAndrew) April 6, 2013