Bill Walton is a man who has never had a filter when speaking on air, and he isn’t going to start having one now.
The legendary basketball star turned analyst may have crossed the line this week when calling a college basketball game where he dropped a derogatory word that is used for little people.
The Hall of Famer and broadcaster said “midget” when calling the Arizona State vs. USC matchup.
“He does not need a little chair because he is a giant in a world full of shriveling midgets,” Walton said during halftime.
Walton then turned to his broadcast partner, Dave Pasch, and cracked a joke … saying, “Speaking of shriveling midgets, what is your name again?”
Pasch responded by asking, “What is wrong with you?”
“I’m guilty of having fun in Las Vegas, fun with a purpose,” the 6’11” former center said … before finally getting back to talking about the contest.
Here’s how some people reacted online:
According to TMZ, the Little People of America has asked people to stop using the term as they deem it a derogatory slur.
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones found out the hard way when he used the term during training camp last year.
You can expect the powers to be to speak with Walton to let him know to never use that term again.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.