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Padres will hold Bill Walton Basketball Festival in December at Petco Park

The San Diego Padres are going to be honoring the San Diego-born Bill Walton in a unique way this December – by creating the Bill Walton Basketball Festival, running from November 30th to December 5th. The Padres and the Hall of Famer on Tuesday announced the Bill Walton Basketball Festival beginning Nov. 30 and culminating with a game between San Diego and San Diego State on...
Via Awful Announcing
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres to hold Bill Walton Basketball Festival at Petco Park

SAN DIEGO (AP) The San Diego Padres figure if they're going to plop a basketball court onto the field at Petco Park, they better have Bill Walton involved somehow. The Padres and the Hall of Famer on Tuesday announced the Bill Walton Basketball Festival beginning Nov. 30 and culminating with a game between San Diego and San Diego State on Dec. 5. The court will be set up between...
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  Discuss

The time Bill Walton got the Celtics to hang out with the Grateful Dead

The Boston Celtics and the Grateful Dead. Those are two legendary American institutions that have very little in common. The one major overlap in that Venn diagram would be Bill Walton, who is revered by both Deadheads and Celtics fans alike.According to Fred Contrada, of and the Springfield Republican, thanks to Walton, there were two occurrences when these cultures...
Via Celtics Life
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Where’s Bill Walton is the new Where’s Waldo

This may be my favorite tweet of all-time.  Bill Walton’s wife Lori tweeting about finding Bill at a Grateful Dead concert. I don't ever have to worry about finding Bill in a crowd — lori M walton (@loriMwalton) June 28, 2015 If ever there was a time for a reboot of Bill Walton’s Long Strange Trip, now is it. The post Where’s Bill Walton is...
Via Awful Announcing
June 30, 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 has some words of advice for Derrick Rose

If anyone can relate to what Derrick Rose is going through, it’s Bill Walton. Long before there was Rose, Penny Hardaway, Grant Hill, Brandon Roy, or any other promising NBA star whose career was derailed by injuries, there was Walton. Walton was a three-time college player of the year and led UCLA to two national...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 26, 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

Bill Walton confuses Richard Sherman for Bob Marley

Bill Walton had a bit of a gaffe while announcing the Stanford-Colorado basketball game on Wednesday night. Andrew Luck and Super Bowl-winner Richard Sherman were in attendance for the game. While cameras spotted the two sitting next to each other during the first half, David Pasch asked Walton if he knew who Richard Sherman was. Walton then announced that he not only didn’t know...
Via Diehardsport
March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

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