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Jim Larranaga danced like Muhammad Ali after win

Jim Larranaga gave us one of the best and most stunning postgame celebration dances after his team squeaked out a win over Illinois Sunday to reach the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament.

“I told you guys I wanted to see fighters,” Larranaga told his team. “You know what I saw out there? Muhammad Ali.”

The 63-year-old coach then busted out his best impression of the legendary fighter, shuffling his feet while throwing punches in the air. The ‘Canes loved it, as did we. I can’t stop watching this. It’s even better on repeat.

Video via Ride The Pine; GIF via b/r

Jim Larranaga credits Chris Bosh speech for helping to turn around program

Chris BoshMost people view Chris Bosh as a funny, awkward, and sensitive guy. Though he is an excellent player, he is considered the weakest of the Miami Heat’s top three players. And he’s certainly not viewed as the type to fire up his team with an emotional speech, right? Wrong.

Miami Hurricanes basketball coach Jim Larranaga has been crediting Bosh for giving his team the “best five-minute speech” he has ever heard as one of the reasons for the program’s turnaround.

Miami has been known as a football (and baseball) school the past three decades. The basketball team is generally average and has only made the NCAA Tournament once since 2003. But that has all changed this season; the team has gone 22-3 and is ranked No. 2 in the country.

Over the past two weeks, Larranaga has been telling the story of Bosh’s inspirational speech delivered to the team during the summer of 2011:

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