I’m a bit surprised we haven’t heard more of this, but apparently Jim Gray and Bill Walton like to mix it up during the NCAA Final Four’s radio broadcast. This goes back to last year when Walton joined the Westwood One (now Dial Global) Radio team for the Final Four. Walton is a studio analyst and apparently does pregame and postgame hits with sideline reporter Jim Gray, giving his picks or providing analysis.
Gray and Walton work selected games together for the Sacramento Kings, Walton as a game analyst, Gray as a sideline reporter, so apparently they have their comedy act honed.
On Monday night, Gray tweaked Walton to make a pick for the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship Game between Kentucky and Kansas. Apparently Walton was wavering and Gray kept pressing.
Then in the following clip culled off Dial Global by WEEI’s Image Director Pete Gustin, we’ll hear Gray and Walton mixing it up over how many Final Fours John Calipari should be given credit for, The Decision and Walton’s verbosity. It is funny to listen to. I was hoping that Walton was another in a long line of people whom Gray has pissed off in his career (Pete Rose, Corey Pavin, most of America). You can listen in below
Here’s hoping that Gray and Walton can take their comedy act on the road someday.