Grant Hill will be the first person to admit he's not exac Michigan vs. Ohio State Rivalry Jerseys tly unbiased. There's a poorly acted commercial poking fun at that on TV right now. But former Arkansas guard Scotty Thurman thinks Hill's bias bled into his commentary during the Razorbacks' Sweet 16 win over Gonzaga's, a claim Hill is definitely not mad about.
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Thurman's trash talk began befor Christopher Newport Captains clothes e Arkansas played Duke in the Elite Eight.
After Arkansas anchor Courtney Mims shared that someone was saying Hill was still bitter about Thurman's go-ahead 3-pointer in 1994 vs. Duke that spurred the Razorbacks to their first — and only — NCAA championship, Thurman figured it was open season. FAU Owls shirt
"I did like [the Austin Community College Jerseys implication]," Thurman said, via Pig Trail Nation. "It was funny. I was laughing. I've been getting several text messages about it. I thought it wa Notre Dame vs. USC Rivalry Shirts s kind of funny. But he did sound like he was a little irritated with Arkansas and the way that we were playing. I just felt like maybe he was getting flashbacks from his time when he played against us."
While this seems like silly banter on a local broadcast leading into a huge game, Hill took it personally. He responded Tuesday, three days after Duke defeated Arkansas 78-69 to advance to the Final Four.
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The UCLA dig is because Arkansas lost to the Bruins in 1995, a year after Thurman's famous shot against the Blue Devils. But Thurman didn't back down, further implying that Hill had a bit of a rooting interest in the game.
He added in a follow-up that Hill is a great analyst.
To be clear, Thurman wasn't alone. Samuel L. Jackson concurred with Thurman on the overall tone of the broadcast.
Hill responded to Thurman in kind, sending three tweets on Tuesday to say it's all Carleton Knights shirt love of the game.
This is an interesting, if silly, wrinkle to Saturday's broadcast. Hill will be part of the TBS crew calling Mike Krzyze Kentucky vs. Louisville Rivalry Shirts wski's last Final Four game and potential last game against Duke's most hated rival, North Carolina. Expect this little worm in his brain to affect how he offers analysis.
On the other hand, Hill seems perfectly content with how he has called games to this point, so perhaps nothing will change.