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Not too long ago I thought that basketball legend and current commentator Bill Walton was trying to make a passive aggressive protest by making some kooky comments on the air in regards to Ray Lewis, the Bill Simmons twitter suspension, and the farce of program called First Take.
Personally, I applauded his willingness to test the limits of what the network was going to be willing to take. ESPN has allowed its people to run amok of late, but when it comes to making the network look silly or bad -mouthing it they have actually acted.
Now nothing happened with Walton's earlier transgressions, but maybe that's because they knew that he wasn't in fact being oppositional-defiant; that he was really just a little nutty. How else can you explain him comparing Tyreke Evans to Einstein and Leonardo Da Vinci?
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Tyreke Evans pulled off a pretty spectacular move against the Phoenix Suns Thursday night. Evans split the defense at the top of the key and then pulled off a very cheeky 360 layup, leaving the defense in awe.
It was Bill Walton’s commentating that stole the show however. In typical Bill Walton fashion, Walton compared Evans to the likes of Einstein, Da’Vinci and Steve Jobs....
Bill Walton's genius was on full display last night as he was a guest analyst on the Sacramento Kings broadcast as they were on the road to face the Phoenix Suns. After Tyreke Evans makes a shot in the fourth quarter, Walton goes where absolutely nobody else in the known universe would go... by comparing Evans to some of the greatest men in history... "A thing of...
Bill Walton was calling the Kings and Suns game on Thursday night and after Tyreke Evans nailed a pretty great 360 layup, Bill dropped an interesting and completely ******** comparison.
A thing of beauty. … Einstein! Da Vinci! Jobs! And now Tyreke Evans!
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There are few color commentators in the NBA like former player Bill Walton and recently, he used many of the great thinkers of human history to illustrate an impressive lay-up from Sacramento Kings guard Tyreke Evans.Watch as Walton compares Tyreke to Albert Einstein, Steve Jobs, and Leonardo Da Vinci:(Courtesy of Complex Magazine)
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