TUCSON, AZ - DECEMBER 20: Retired basketball player and television sportscaster, Bill Walton applauds during the first half of the college basketball game between the New Mexico Lobos and the Arizona Wildcats at McKale Center on December 20, 2016 in Tucson, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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Bill Walton changes into ‘Keep Austin Weird’ T-shirt on air while announcing Kansas-Texas game

Posted February 25th, 2017


It’s no secret that retired basketball player, famed broadcaster and unashamed Deadhead Bill Walton really, really loves tie-dye. So on Saturday at the Frank Erwin Center, it seemed only fitting that Texas head football coach Tom Herman presented Walton with a tie-dyed “Keep Austin Weird” T-shirt at the Longhorns’ game against Kansas.

Walton, who was, of course, already wearing a tie-dye shirt, decided to take the gift a step further and changed into the new shirt on live television.

Some Twitter users watching the game were a little salty that Walton seemed more focused on his new T-shirt than on the game itself, but one thing’s undeniable — the guy’s a national treasure.

Sportscaster Bill Walton wears a Keep Austin Weird shirt while calling the Texas versus Kansas game during a Big 12 basketball game at the Frank Erwin Center Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. (Stephen Spillman / for AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

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