Bill Walton Explains The Transfer Portal With Hilarious Tinder Analogy

Bill Walton Explains Transfer Portal With Hilarious Tinder Analogy

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  • Bill Walton broke down the essence of the transfer portal like only he can
  • The legendary broadcaster used a fantastic Tinder analogy to explain the concept
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As far as I’m concerned, Bill Walton is the textbook definition of a “national treasure” and a man who must be protected at all costs. While he was no slouch during his time playing basketball at UCLA and in the NBA, he really came into his own after turning his attention to sports broadcasting, where he’s cemented himself as one of the funniest personalities on the planet.

Tuning into a basketball game where Bill Walton is on the mic is sort of like going to an improv show featuring a cast of seasoned comedians: you never really know what you’re going to get, but you can be damn sure you’re going to be entertained—whether it involves him doing his best impression of various animals, going on a lengthy tangent about bridges, or deciding to swallow a lit candle on live television.

On Thursday night, Walton provided commentary during the showdown between Oregon and UCLA, where he and longtime partner Dave Pasch discussed the increasingly controversial transfer portal—or, as the diehard Deadhead prefers to call it, the “Tinder portal.”

Because this is Bill Walton we’re talking about, he was still harping on the transfer portal six minutes after it was initially mentioned, and you have to admit it’s actually a pretty solid (albeit simplified) way to sum up the general concept.

Never change, Bill. Never change.

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Connor Toole is the Deputy Editor at BroBible. He is a New England native who went to Boston College and currently resides in Brooklyn, NY. Frequently described as "freakishly tall," he once used his 6'10" frame to sneak in the NBA Draft and convince people he was a member of the Utah Jazz.