ESPN’s Dan Dakich and Charlotte Hornets forward Frank Kaminsky have always been two of the more … colorful … Twitter personalities, and they’ve gone back-and-forth on issues before, usually in a not-so-civil tone.
The feud returned Tuesday, and it wasn’t pretty.
Dakich, who served as color commentator for the Michigan State-Wisconsin game at the Kohl Center on Tuesday, appeared to take a shot at his online nemesis after that contest by posting the Hornets box score from Monday night, featuring Kaminsky with zero points and two rebounds in four minutes.
Kaminsky didn’t take kindly to it.
Kaminsky and Dakich have feuded before. When Dakich criticized Kaminsky’s former Badgers teammate Nigel Hayes, suggesting Hayes was falsely portraying himself as a “broke college student” in his advocacy for player pay in NCAA athletics, Kaminsky sarcastically shot back.
The lengthy exchange was fairly heated, with Dakich calling Kaminsky a child and Dakich touting his own experiences when Kaminsky questioned the analyst’s activism.
This followed a 2017 exchange when Dakich called Kaminsky a clown.
The account for Kaminsky’s “Pros and Joes” podcast took this sarcastic dig at Dakich’s unrealistic expectations for new UCLA coach, adding several other far-fetched candidates to a list Dakich began.
Dakich is one of the more expressive broadcasters in the business, and it’s not just Kaminsky who has noticed.
Kaminsky, who led the Badgers to the 2014 and 2015 Final Four and won numerous national player of the year awards before becoming the ninth overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, is in his fourth season with Charlotte and has seen his minutes drop to 11 per game.