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.
Longhorns @TexasFootball coach Tom Herman enabling Bill Walton's love of Tye-dye at today's game #HookEm#KeepAustinWeird đ€ pic.twitter.com/BjrvtJXnmL
— Texas Basketball (@TexasMBB) February 25, 2017
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.
Bill Walton just changed his shirt in the middle of a game pic.twitter.com/BxpBEWUla4
— Renato Mazariegos (@RPMSports18) February 25, 2017
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.