Bob Knight introduced Donald Trump at a rally in Grand Rapids, Mich., on Monday, but not before he talked trash to all the Michigan fans in the audience.
The legendary Indiana basketball coach and Ohio State graduate could not resist taking the opportunity to poke some fun at the Michigan crowd, who he had booing him in a matter of moments.
Donald Trump is introduced by former Indiana University basketball coach Bobby Knight at a campaign rally in Grand Rapids, Michigan. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
“I know I didn’t go to one of your favorite schools. I went to Ohio State instead,” Knight said getting boos from the crowd. “I knew you’d give me that, but you know we beat your ass most every time we played you,” Knight jabbed.
Knight and the Buckeyes went 4-0 against the Michigan Wolverines while he was a player there, beating them by an average of 27.3 points per game, the Washington Post reports.
He didn’t stop there. Knight also turned to his time as a coach at Indiana where he had a 36-21 record against Michigan. “I do tell you that when I was coaching basketball at Indiana, we were always tickled to death to beat your ass in basketball,” Knight said. “I want you to know that.”
Knight then finally got around to doing what he was supposed to do at the podium, introduce Donald Trump. And, of course, he did it only as Bob Knight could.
“We need a Donald Trump, and I only know one, so that’s the only son of a bitch we know is Donald Trump. We need him. You need him. Your children need him. Because we need to have somebody in there that’s smart, that’s tough and that loves the United States of America.”