Bill Walton is a basketball guy. The two-time NBA and NCAA champion was one of the best players of his generation, and he has entertained us on numerous occasions as a basketball analyst and commentator. Just don’t ask him about football.
Walton was calling the Stanford-Colorado game alongside Dave Pasch on Wednesday night when the ESPN camera crew spotted Andrew Luck in the audience. Luck was there to support his alma mater, and Pasch asked Walton what he thinks of the Indianapolis Colts quarterback as a player. Crickets followed.
“He plays for the Colts,” Pasch said.
Walton replied with an awkward mumble and chuckle before Pasch wisely turned the attention back to the basketball game. The two-time NBA All-Star may know enough about Ray Lewis’ legal troubles to make a limousine joke here or there, but that doesn’t mean he’s a big NFL guy. I’m sure that’s the last time Pasch will put Walton on the spot with an incredibly simple football question.
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