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Bill Walton Biography

Hooked On Basketball Early, Leads Ucla To Two Ncaa Championships, Chronology, Awards And AccomplishmentsCONTACT INFORMATION


American basketball player

The professional basketball career of Bill Walton, though plagued by injury, had flashes of brilliance that prompted sportscasters to compare him with the greatest centers in the history of the National Basketball Association (NBA). In a pro ball career spanning thirteen years, Walton played for three teams—the Portland Trailblazers, the San Diego (later Los Angeles) Clippers, and the Boston Celtics—helping to lead two of them to national championships. Elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1993, he was named one of the fifty greatest players in NBA history in 1996. Since 1990, Walton has worked as a sportscaster covering basketball.


Address: Bill Walton, c/o ABC Sports, 47 W. 66th St., New York, NY 10023. Phone: (212) 456-7777. Online: http://www.billwalton.com.

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