Rik Smits was at Marist College while I was growing up. We had season tickets and watched him from when he was a freshman til he left. And every single story you ever heard from people who talked to him was about what a good dude he was.
I still rooted for him when he was on the Pacers - it was the rest of the team that I actively rooted against. And the Larry Johnson call was the correct call!!
Total homer view there. It's one of the worst calls in basketball history.