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BILL WALTON RUMORS & GOSSIP

Bill Walton's UCLA John Hancock.

I finally added a piece to my UCLA Collection that has been long overdue and not even that hard to acquire. I wanted to wait and make sure it was the right piece of this key Bruin, and for whatever reason it simply took a long, long time. But I can finally say I own the John Hancock of the legendary Bill Walton, and just as important is that he is pictured in his UCLA attire.Walton...
Via Plaschke, Thy Sweater Is Argyle
July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Joel Embiid has same foot injury as Yao Ming, Bill Walton

How serious is Joel Embiid’s foot injury? Unfortunately for the former Kansas star, there are some examples of superstar NBA players who have essentially been forced into retirement by the same injury he has. Bill Walton and Yao Ming are two of the more alarming examples. Embiid’s agent Arn Tellem announced on Thursday that the […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Bill Walton Calls Tyreke Evans’ 360 Layup The Only Way Bill Walton Can

Tyreke Evans pulled off a pretty spectacular move against the Phoenix Suns Thursday night. Evans split the defense at the top of the key and then pulled off a very cheeky 360 layup, leaving the defense in awe. It was Bill Walton’s commentating that stole the show however. In typical Bill Walton fashion, Walton compared Evans to the likes of Einstein, Da’Vinci and Steve Jobs....
Via Next Impulse Sports
March 29, 2013  |  Discuss
SO META

Bill Walton photobombs Bill Walton

Bill Walton isn't quite done announcing this college basketball season as he's working a couple NIT games for ESPN.  That includes tonight's first round game between Stanford and Stephen F. Austin in Palo Alto.  The evening has already provided us another slew of memorable Walton quotes, like "Timeout on the court here! The Lumberjacks, trying to sharpen the teeth...
Via Awful Announcing
March 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Bill Walton Drops Acerbic Ray Lewis Limo Joke...on ESPN

Bill Walton, working the Pac 12 Tournament, drops a Ray Lewis in the limo joke. On ESPN. The moronic new employer of a certain sketchy ex linebacker. Straight man Dave Pasch seals the... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~ http://www.bobsblitz.com
Via Bob's Blitz
March 15, 2013  |  Discuss
HE WENT THERE

Walton jokes about Lewis, Simmons

While working the broadcast booth at the Pac 12 Tournament, Bill Walton cracked a limo joke about fellow ESPN broadcaster Ray Lewis, as well as Bill Simmons.

Via Awful Announcing
March 15, 2013  |  1 Comment

Howland responds to Bill Walton's criticism

UCLA great Bill Walton has outwardly expressed his dislike for Ben Howland as UCLAs head coach. On Thursday night in UCLAs 59-57 win over Washington, he didnt pull any punches criticizing Howland, stopping just shy of saying the UCLA head coach should be fired. In his work as an analyst on the Bruins nationally televised game on Thursday night, Walton continuously criticized the...
Via Fox Sports West
February 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Walton to return on Pac-12 Networks

Hall of Famer Bill Walton is joining the new Pac-12 Networks as a color analyst who will work select college basketball games this season. Walton returns to broadcasting after a two-year hiatus to deal with back problems. He'll also work as an ESPN analyst. The former UCLA star has spent 21 years doing commentary on the NBA, Final Four and Olympic basketball games for a variety...
Via AP on Fox
August 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Bill Walton to return to TV on Pac-12 Networks

Hall of Famer Bill Walton is joining the new Pac-12 Networks as a color analyst who will work select college basketball games this season. Walton returns to broadcasting after a two-year hiatus to deal with back problems. He'll also work as an ESPN analyst. The former UCLA star has spent 21 years doing commentary on the NBA, Final Four and Olympic basketball games for a variety...
Via AP on Fox
August 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Bill Walton regrets not helping Junior Seau

Football players weren't the only people to take Junior Seau's death hard last week, as one Basketball Hall of Famer took it very hard and personal, too. Bill Walton told U-T San Diego that he was "ashamed" and "embarrassed" that he wasn't there to tell Seau "not to give up." "When I think of the tragic scenario of last week, I only...
Via NESN.com
May 08, 2012  |  6 Comments
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