Bill Walton is rapidly approaching “national treasure” status as a broadcaster. He’s not necessarily a great color guy, and he has a tendency to annoy a significant portion of his audience, but occasionally he spins gold.
Walton and broadcast partner Dave Pasch were on the call for Arizona’s Pac-12 clash against Utah Thursday night, and we got yet another “Walton moment.”
When a replay of Wildcats stud freshman DeAndre Ayton throwing down a dunk came on screen, Walton made what was supposed to be the noise of a elephant, then said Ayton was “adjusting the axial tilt” with his dunks.
It was as wonderful as you’d expect. Watch:
Bill Walton is making elephant noises (theoretically) and adjusting the axial tilt pic.twitter.com/IojLaaXWnA
— CJ Fogler (@cjzero) January 5, 2018
Walton then went on to compare Ayton to other wildlife, while throwing in a growl at the end:
Bill Walton compares Deandre Ayton to the wildlife of the far west pic.twitter.com/PgF8uyJnqt
— Ryan Kelapire (@RKelapire) January 5, 2018
Never change, Bill.