Apparently, it happened five times today on the Mike & Mike show on ESPN. You can listen to the segment itself here.
The Twitter reaction has been fascinating:
Source told me yesterday that Bob Knight got approached by ESPN yesterday and was told to knock it off. He said "Kentucky" five times today— Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) March 21, 2012
I'm not really surprised at the suggestion that ESPN finally told the former Indiana Hoosiers coach to stop with the childishness. It's funny a few times, but there is a point at which it becomes more than a distraction. Apparently, we have passed that point. Here's more:
It's clear that ESPN stepped up to protect their integrity by telling Knight to stop being childish.virtually entire segment was on UK/IU.— Larry Glover (@larrygloverlive) March 21, 2012
It appears to be a consensus that ESPN did, in fact, tell Knight to knock it off. Bully for them.
Some more reax on Twitter to Knight finally mentioning UK:
For what it's worth, multiple mentions from Bob Knight about Kentucky in that interview. So, we can all move on now right?— Chris Littmann (@chrislittmann) March 21, 2012
Did I just see a pig with wings dart by my window? Bob Knight said "Kentucky" and "Indiana." Oops, there goes another one.— Terry Hutchens (@indystar_hutch) March 21, 2012
Did he also spontaneously combust? RT @joshfrank: @awfulannouncing Bob Knight just mentioned Kentucky on @MikeAndMike— Awful Announcing (@awfulannouncing) March 21, 2012
Just in case you still can't believe it, Deadspin has video:
VIDEO: Here's all five times Bob Knight said the word "Kentucky" this morning, along with a relevant transcript deadsp.in/GCGwXd— Deadspin (@Deadspin) March 21, 2012