No one resents the concept of paying college athletes more than ESPN’s Dan Dakich. A college basketball announcer and former coach/player, Dakich is serious about the “entitled” nature of college hoops or some nonsense. It comes off as very shock jock-y, but he’s able to make a living out of this stuff, so good for him.
Anyway, Dakich decided to start yammering on about how college athletes aren’t actually exploited, probably because it is Monday and he is just wasting time until the weekend gets here.
So out of nowhere, a champion for college athletes decided to emerge: Hornets big man and former national player of the year for the Wisconsin Badgers, Frank Kaminsky.
The two then got into a lengthy spat about how the other just doesn’t get it. Dakich’s argument was that his son plays basketball and he gets money, while Kaminsky argued that he just wanted to be able to profit off of his name. Off we go!
Dakich then decided to basically say “hey, our coaches could run us into the ground if they wanted!” Which is kinda bad logic because he is condoning overworking your players, but whatever. Anyway, Kaminsky pointed out the flaw in his logic.
Kaminsky then decided to go on a little rant while Dakich took a break from the feud.
Doug Gottlieb – whose thoughts on the subject mirror Dakich’s closely – decided to step in for some reason, which earned another reply from Kaminsky.
Dakich decided to step back in and take the reins, but Kaminsky was undeterred.
It’s always fun when two people argue on Twitter even when it is 100 percent clear that neither are willing to give an inch. Anyway, Dakich playing the “HEY FRANK YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT IT MEANS TO WORK HARD” card is silly considering this old tweet from 2014.
Anyway, this is just the latest example of an old athlete ragging on someone who has a better grasp on how things work today than they do. This happens all the time, this one is just extra funny because Dakich is the guy who once said LeBron is soft or something for not working as much as someone who works 40 hours a week.