Bill Walton + Dave Pasch + COVID-19 + Failed Slam Dunk = A Vintage Broadcasting Moment: TRAINA THOUGHTS

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By Jimmy Traina Only Bill Walton could have a rant about the coronavirus end with a big laugh. 1. You never know what you’re going to get from Bill Walton when he calls a college basketball game for ESPN. During last night’s Oregon-UCLA game, he compared the transfer portal to Tinder, had no idea that he had once won the Sixth Man Award in the NBA and went off about people complaining about fans not being in the stands for games because of COVID-19. Walton’s partner, the excellent Dave Pasch innocently asked Walton a question during the broadcast. In a vintage Walton move, he responded by aski…

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