Miles Bridges trolls ESPN’s Dan Dakich after winning shot
Miles Bridges trolled ESPN analyst Dan Dakich after hitting a big shot for Michigan State on Saturday.
Bridges made a 3-pointer from deep to give the Spartans a 68-65 lead over Purdue with just over two seconds left in the game. After he made the shot, ESPN college basketball reporter Jeff Goodman lauded Bridges with a tweet proclaiming, “He. Got. Game.”
Miles Bridges. He. Got. Game.
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) February 10, 2018
That was a reference to an exchange Goodman had with Dakich two weeks prior in which Dakich said Bridges “has no game.”
Jeff Goodman dropped the receipts on Dakich pic.twitter.com/f2dCkeKbhH
— Danny (@recordsANDradio) February 11, 2018
Word of that criticism clearly got around to Bridges and stuck with him, because the sophomore guard made mention of Dakich after the game. He joked that they were “real close friends.”
Bridges asked about internalizing some of the criticism of his game: "Me and Dan Dakich a real close friends (pause, half smile) … but I try not to pay attention to that. I know what I can do. Everybody's gonna have something to say."
— Matt Charboneau (@mattcharboneau) February 11, 2018
Dakich has long been a critic of Michigan State, so being able to show him up must have made the game-winner even sweeter for Bridges.