Bill Walton: The Best Quotes During The BYU-UTAH Game (W/Videos)

Before Saturday’s Holy War showdown between BYU and Utah, NBA Hall-of-Famer Bill Walton took a tour of the BYU campus with a “Keep Provo Awkward” t-shirt while wearing a BYU/Utah hat.

The UCLA legend, who played under legendary head coach John Wooden, sure knows how to have fun and can keep any game entertaining — regardless of the teams playing or score.

With Walton scheduled for the BYU game — a game he admits to requesting as his No. 1 choice — fans were treated to his hilarious and nonsensical antics as he provided the “color” commentary alongside play-by-play commentator Roxy Bernstein.

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While some people love him, some dislike him and others mute him, Walton’s performance Saturday night was arguably one of his finest as he used a Cougar foam finger to claw his broadcasting partner — all while making Cougar noises.

He joked about meeting “Cougars,” referenced the honor code and “this is the place,” and also went off about Jimmer Fredette and Utah’s beautiful national parks while all at the same time giving many a history lesson about the Beehive State.

With that, here is some of the best lines from Walton on Saturday night:

I know some Cougars. I met one today.”

How about the spread (all-time series) being 129-128. I hope that is the final score tonight.

Bill: “Roxy, what’s the elevation of Mount Timpanogos?”

Roxy Bernstein: “I don’t know.”

Bill: “The perfect height. Towering over the Utah valley.

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Larry Krystkowiak, whose wife Jan and one of their three sons came to the game tonight. Risking everything to come into this arena.

I love Jimmer. Jimmer had a 56-point game the other night. He’s averaging 39 points per game in China. Let it fly Jimmer.

Yoeli is back. Is Brigham Young back there in the locker room giving him Holy water?

Don’t even talk to the refs (Larry Krystkowiak). Just go to the locker room and figure it out and restart.

You don’t take a year off. That’s why you don’t let the coach (Larry Krystkowiak) make the schedule. You let Chris Hill make the schedule.

Walton showed off his BYU knowledge after Elijah Bryant hit back-to-back 3-pointers and forced Utah to take a timeout midway through the first half saying:

That’s Danny Ainge basketball. That’s Kresimir Cosic basketball. That’s Jimmer Fredette basketball. That’s Tyler Haws basketball. It’s all on display tonight.

The videos below make it even more entertaining as Walton asked if a Runnin’ Ute could outrun a Cougar, referenced Lady Gaga and became the unofficial spokesman for Utah.

So sit back, grab some popcorn and enjoy the videos:

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