Bill Walton is catching Pokemon Go fever

ESPN’s Bill Walton is known for his many diverse interests, from the Grateful Dead to Temecula to volcanoes to quasars, so perhaps it’s not all that surprising that he’s now getting into Pokemon Go. Interest in the smartphone app is sweeping the world and even forcing places like Arlington National Cemetery and the National Holocaust Museum to ask visitors not to play it, so...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

ESPN wisely has Bill Walton challenge gamers at E3

ESPN has been starting to invest in the growing world of esports lately, and they may have found just the perfect personality to help bridge the gap between the worlds of sports and esports; Bill Walton. Known for his laid back style and attitude along with his fun-loving spirit, Bill Walton is a gamer at heart it seems. The 63-year old checked out the Electronics and Entertainment...
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June 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant has interesting reason for lying about height

Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Kevin Durant wants to be labeled a small forward. He wants to be labeled a small forward so badly that he’s willing to lie about his height. Chris Herring of the Wall Street Journal quoted Durant, who’s listed at 6-foot-9 but is actually 6-foot-11, discussing why he shorts himself those two inches. “For me, when I’m talking to women...
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May 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Bill Walton says he considered suicide after one of his surgeries

It’s hard to find many professional athletes who have spent more time in the operating room than NBA legend Bill Walton. The 7-foot center who won national titles at UCLA and NBA championships with the Portland Trail Blazers and Boston Celtics has dealt with the pain, recovery and stress from 38 surgeries. Injuries forced Walton to retire after the 1986-87 season, 13 years after...
March 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Bill Walton is a verbal acid trip: Volcanoes edition

Bill Walton has once again provided us with fantastic material. During Saturday’s Arizona-Cal game on ESPN (a rare appearance by Walton on the Mothership), Walton began talking about volcanoes and not just any volcanoes, but a series of volcanoes that have been erupting all over the world. Walton’s partner Dave Pasch was as usual being his straight man self. Walton just continues...
Via Awful Announcing
January 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Bill Walton, Phil Jackson block fan’s view at Grateful Dead concert

Don't you just hate when you pay good money for tickets to an event and you get stuck behind tall people obstructing your view? That's what happened to some unlucky fans at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, but at least they have an awesome story to share. Newark Star-Ledger sports columnist Steve Politi shared this awesome photo on Twitter Saturday of his brother's view at a Grateful...
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 31, 2015  |  Discuss

This is maybe the weirdest thing Bill Walton has ever said

Bill Walton was on fire last night. And that included a totally bizarre and weird admission, even for Bill Walton. In the middle of the second half, broadcast partner Dave Pasch made the fateful decision to ask Walton about growing up in San Diego and his knowledge about milking cows. This is normal for a typical Bill Walton broadcast. That’s when Walton said that he had indeed...
Via Awful Announcing
March 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Bill Walton says Michael Jordan was 'basically average'

It’s always fun to hear Bill Walton call basketball games, because you never really know what he’s going to say next. He was on the call for Wednesday night’s Oregon-USC matchup, and he made a comment about Michael Jordan that made many fans and analysts alike scratch their heads. We’re not sure if he was tired at the time, or if he just wanted to generate a reaction from...
Via The Sports Daily
February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Bill Walton Said Some Pretty Crazy Things About Michael Jordan On ESPN Tonight

Wednesday evening, Bill Walton was the color commentator for the Oregon-USC men’s basketball game on ESPN. As usual, the former UCLA star said some pretty colorful things.  The most controversial words to come out of Walton’s mouth centered on the player many believe to be the greatest of all time – Michael Jordan.  First, Walton attempted to insist Jordan isn’t the best...
Via College Spun
February 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Bill Walton has discovered social media and it is tremendous

Basketball legend Bill Walton’s brain will should surely be studied by scientists long after we’re all gone to study the next evolutionary step in the human existence.  Thankfully for all of us who are still here though, Walton has brought his one-of-a-kind wisdom and personality to social media becoming an active participant in a variety of platforms.  The big redhead has...
Via Awful Announcing
February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

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