With five minutes to go in Thursday night’s Arizona-UConn game on ESPN2, Bill Walton asked Dave Pasch if he’s ever seen a dog and cat fight. After Pasch said that he has, Walton asked, “Who wins [cats or dogs] in your household?”
And that was followed by a very awkward exchange.
Walton asked about Pasch’s pet Baxter (we assume a dog), and Pasch informed him that Baxter “died three years ago.”
Walton: How’s Baxter doing?
Pasch: He died three years ago.
But this uncomfortable exchange didn’t prevent Walton from being himself for the remainder of the broadcast. A few minutes later, he used a globe to explain to Kyrie Irving that the earth is round.
And there was this interesting moment: