And the Legend of the Southwest Philly Floater Was Born

And the Legend of the Southwest Philly Floater Was Born

All it took for the La Salle Explorers to become the talk of the entire world was a simple answer to a question from the funky-suit-wearing Craig Sager. What do you call that final shot that propelled your team into the Sweet 16?

"That's the Southwest Philly Floater," Tyrone Garland answered.


Both "Southwest Philly Floater" and "Tyrone Garland" became worldwide trending topics on Twitter within minutes.

Sadly, Cousin Vern Bern -- who also received a shoutout from the smiley kid who hit the game winner -- never made it it to the trending levels.

In case you live under a rock, Garland hit the game winner with just seconds left to help the Explorers beat Ole Miss 76-74. (recap)

You'll be able to pickup your "Southwest Philly Floater" t-shirts tomorrow from your local street salesman.

Congratulations to the La Salle Explorers on their magical run over the past week. They're the only team to win three games in the NCAA tournament this week and they're still dancing.

More tomorrow.

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GIF below by @dhm

UPDATED: Here's awesome video from the stands:



Here's more from Gardland: "Remeber when you were little on the playground and you used to do '5, 4, 3, 2, 1...'"

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NBA draft prospect Josh Jackson pleads guilty to misdemeanor for hitting car

NBA draft prospect Josh Jackson pleads guilty to misdemeanor for hitting car

LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Former University of Kansas basketball player Josh Jackson pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor traffic violation for backing into a car and driving away.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports that Jackson entered his plea Tuesday in Lawrence Municipal Court to striking an unattended vehicle. Two other charges, inattentive driving and improper backing, were dismissed.

Jackson, who is expected to be a top draft pick in next month's NBA draft, will be on probation for six months and must pay a $250 fine. If he violates his probation, Jackson would have to serve 30 days in jail.

Coach Bill Self suspended Jackson for the opening game of the Big 12 Tournament because of the incident.

The 6-foot-8 Jackson has now resolved two cases that had dogged him during his lone year at Kansas. He earlier reached a diversion agreement that requires him to attend anger management classes, write a letter of apology and refrain from using alcohol or recreational drugs for a year for his confrontation with a Jayhawks women's basketball player last year.

Jackson had pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor count of criminal property damage after he argued with McKenzie Calvert on Dec. 9 outside a bar in Lawrence. He signed the diversion agreement on April 26.

Allen Iverson shares a tale of Michael Jordan trash talking Aaron McKie

Allen Iverson shares a tale of Michael Jordan trash talking Aaron McKie

It appears the Big3 League media blitz is already underway.

Allen Iverson and his Killer 3s team doesn't start play until the end of June and doesn't roll through Philadelphia until the middle of July, but that hasn't stopped the Answer from doing a little promo for the gimicky league.

A.I. sat down with actor and general hoops junkie Michael Rapaport for Fox Sports 1 for a segment that will air next month but they shared a teaser online.

In it, the topic of trash talking comes up. Iverson says he wasn't much of a talker himself but witnessed plenty from the likes of Michael Jordan who used intimidation to get to Aaron McKie.

You can check out the Big3 League's full season schedule right here.