Frank Kaminsky

ESPN college basketball analyst and Indianapolis radio host Dan Dakich is known for hot takes that anger people, from Iowa head coach Fran McCaffery to Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo to California prep school founder Jeremy Russotti. Arguments about whether NCAA players are fairly compensated for the value they provide to schools also have a tendency to anger people.

So when you combine Dakich with that argument, it’s really going to make some people mad, and one it annoyed this time around was former Wisconsin star and current Charlotte Hornets player Frank Kaminsky. Dakich made a comment about student athletes not being exploited, Kaminsky quote-tweeted him and said he didn’t know what he was talking about, and that led to a full-out Twitter war:

So to sum it up, Dakich thinks student-athletes are treated fairly despite the massive amounts of money in the sport that don’t go to them, Kaminsky thinks they at least deserve to profit from their likeness, and both of them are quite willing to personally insult each other.

As Fred Segal noted, though, Dakich’s views on Kaminsky have changed significantly over time:

No matter which side of this argument you fall on, it seems clear that neither one of these guys is going to change their stance. But their argument did make for an entertaining evening on Twitter, at least, and some decent pre-game programming leading up to the national championship game.

About Andrew Bucholtz

Andrew Bucholtz is a staff writer for Awful Announcing and The Comeback. He previously worked at Yahoo! Sports Canada and Black Press.