* Signed by legendary and controversial coach Bobby Knight
* Limited edition collector’s item
* Inscribed with a handwritten message
March Madness is in full swing, which means its time for retailers to start hard-selling college basketball merchandise. Whether you’re an avid watcher of NCAA basketball — or you’re just close to someone who is — stop for a minute to check out this official NCAA gameball, autographed by legendary coach Bobby Knight.
Love him or loathe him, there’s no denying Knight left a legacy on the game. He leaves his legacy on this authentic game ball too. “When my time on earth is gone, and my activities here are passed, I want that they (sp) bury me upside down, and my critics can kiss my ass,” reads the inscription on the ball.
Head coach at Indiana University from 1971 until 2000, Bob “The General” Knight was the winningest basketball coach in NCAA history at the time of his dismissal for allegedly choking a former player, then violating the zero tolerance policy by assaulting a freshman shortly thereafter. After leaving Indiana, Knight went on to coach the Texas Tech Red Raiders until 2008, when he signed on as studio analyst and occasional color commentator by ESPN.
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