Bill Walton

Bill Walton

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Bill Walton was a member of two NCAA championship teams and part of a record 88-game winning streak at UCLA. Playing center for John Wooden's Varsity team for three seasons (1972-74), he was a three-time NCAA Player of the Year and the winner of the Sullivan Award as the best American amateur athlete of 1973. He also earned Academic All-American honors three years in a row.

Walton was the first overall pick in the 1974 NBA Draft by the Portland Trailblazers and was the NBA Finals MVP as they won the championship in 1977. He was the NBA MVP in 1978 and Sixth Man of the Year in 1986, when he won another title with the Boston Celtics. Walton also played with the San Diego and Los Angeles Clippers.

Walton was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1993 and was selected as one of the NBA's 50 greatest players of all time in 1997.
 
He remains active in basketball through clinics, camps, coaching, and television commentary, for which he has won an Emmy. He is also involved in numerous internet ventures providing content and business acumen. He lives in his hometown of San Diego with his wife, Lori. They are the proud parents of four sons: Adam, Nathan, Luke and Chris, and the lucky grandparents of Olivia and Avery Rose.

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  • Brian Geraghty posted 1117 days ago

    Brian Geraghty

    Welcome to Bleacher Report Mr. Walton! It's an absolute honor to be writing for the same website as a legendary sports icon such as yourself. Definitely looking forward to seeing more content from you in the future!

  • Justin Eldridge posted 1120 days ago

    Justin Eldridge

    Holy Crap! Holy Crap! Welcome to Bleacher Report Mr. Walton. Fan forever and I wish you nothing but the best here!

  • Thomas Atzenhoffer posted 1120 days ago

    Thomas Atzenhoffer

    Only at Bleacher Report could an upstart featured columnist like me get to call a legend such as yourself a Colleague. Welcome to the team and I look forward to all of your work here on B/R.

  • Garrett Derr posted 1121 days ago

    Garrett Derr

    Great to have you at B/R!

  • Ross Bentley posted 1121 days ago

    Ross Bentley

    Welcome Bill, awesome to have you writing here at Bleacher Report.

  • Tom Urtz Jr. posted 1122 days ago

    Tom Urtz Jr.

    Welcome to Bleacher Report !