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Bill Walton


1952 Born in La Mesa, California, on November 5
1969-70 Leads Helix High School team to California Interscholastic Federal High School title two years in a row
1970 Enrolls at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
1971 Plays on UCLA's freshman basketball team
1972-74 Plays center on UCLA varsity team coached by John Wooden
1973 Arrested while participating in a protest demonstration against the Vietnam War
1974 Drafted by Portland Trailblazers as number one overall pick in NBA draft
1974-78 Plays with Trailblazers, leading team to NBA championship in 1977
1979-85 Plays with San Diego (later Los Angeles) Clippers
1985-87 Plays with Boston Celtics, winning NBA championship in 1986
1987 Retires from professional basketball
1990 Undergoes surgery to fuse bones in left foot and ankle
1990 Joins Prime Ticket Network as analyst
1991-2001 Works as basketball commentator for major network and cable networks, including CBS, NBC, MNBC, and Turner Sports
2002 Hired by ESPN/ABC as lead analyst for NBA coverage

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