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Bill Walton

Bill Walton is a former NBA basketball player and television sportscaster. Walton played for John Wooden and the UCLA Bruins, winning three successive National college player of the year awards (1972–1974), while leading UCLA to NCAA championships in 1972 and 1973 and an 88-game winning streak. After being selected as the first overall pick in the 1974 NBA draft, Walton led the Portland Trail Blazers to the NBA Championship in 1977, earning the NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award that season. Walton won another NBA title, playing with the Boston Celtics in 1986. Walton was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1993.

  • 2x NBA Champion

  • 2x NCAA Champion

  • NBA Hall of Fame

  • Lecturer

  • Personality

  • Music Enthusiast

  • Sportscaster

  • Author


Bill Walton's professional career began when he was the number one overall pick in the 1974 NBA Draft by the Portland Trailblazers. Bill Walton was the NBA's Most Valuable Player (1978), All-NBA First Team (1978), NBA All-Star Team (1977 & 1978), NBA Playoff's MVP (1977) All-NBA Second-Team (1977), winner of the NBA Sixth Man Award (1986). Walton is one of only four players in the history of basketball to win multiple NCAA and multiple NBA Championships.

Walton was named one of the top 10 pundits in America by Forbes as well as one of the top 20 Business Athlete representatives by TSE Sports and Entertainment Group. In 2009, Walton was named one of the top 50 sports broadcasters of all time by the American Sportscasters Association.


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Personal Information
BornNovember 5, 1952 - La Mesa, California
Listed Height6 ft 11 in (211 cm)
Listed Weight210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High SchoolHelix (La Mesa, California)
CollegeUCLA (1971–1974)
NBA Draft1974 / Round: 1 / Pick: 1st overall
Pro Playing CareerSelected by the Portland Trail Blazers 1974–1987
Career History
1974–1978Portland Trail Blazers
1979–1985San Diego / Los Angeles Clippers
1985–1987Boston Celtics
Career highlights and awards
NBA Champion(1977, 1986)
NBA Finals MVP(1977)
NBA Most Valuable Player(1978)
2× NBA All-Star(1977–1978)
All-NBA First Team(1978)
All-NBA Second Team(1977)
2× NBA All-Defensive First Team(1977–1978)
NBA Sixth Man of the Year(1986)
NBA 50th Anniversary Team
No. 32Retired by Portland Trail Blazers
2× NCAA Champion(1972–1973)
2× NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player(1972–1973)
3× National College Player of the Year(1972–1974)
3× Consensus First Team All-American(1972–1974)
No. 32Retired by UCLA
Lifetime Stats
Points6,215 (13.3 ppg)
Blocks1,034 (2.2 bpg)