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Bill Walton is dead to me

Cancer did him in, not the dissolution of The Conference of Champions. A chatterbox, great player and overall good guy. During his last season as a commentator, he said of Liberty University, "never has a University been so misnamed."

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by Anonymousreply 7May 27, 2024 7:16 PM

As a fellow stutterer, Bill was an inspiration to me as a kid. If someone with his stutter could overcome it and become an NBA announcer? I could overcome my own impediment.

And, yes, when healthy he was as good as anyone.

by Anonymousreply 1May 27, 2024 6:55 PM

I agree with many of the sports talking heads today—-one of the two greatest college basketball players in history. Both being UCLA centers.

Of all the professional careers that could have been a lot different a,lot greater with fewer injuries Bill must be in the top 5 on that list.

by Anonymousreply 2May 27, 2024 7:00 PM

His son Luke said that whenever there was a birthday, he would buy his sons something he wanted. When he was 11, Bill bought his son a Neil Young tape.

by Anonymousreply 3May 27, 2024 7:02 PM

Lived near him when I was growing up and he was a very funny guy and very nice to all the kids in the neighborhood.....his kids were nice, too.

by Anonymousreply 4May 27, 2024 7:05 PM

That's a shame. I usually buy bread at his stores.

by Anonymousreply 5May 27, 2024 7:06 PM

Mein NBA Commissioner.

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by Anonymousreply 6May 27, 2024 7:08 PM

Good guy. Great at color commentary. His only flaw? Choosing UCLA. He will be missed.

by Anonymousreply 7May 27, 2024 7:16 PM
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