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Remembering Bill Walton (1952-2024)

A larger than life figure on and off the court, Hall of Famer Bill Walton was truly one of the giants of the game. An incredibly skilled big man who could shoot and pass, he helped re-invent the center position. As a collegian he had a legendary career at UCLA where he was a two time NCAA Champion. Entering the NBA, he led the Portland Trail Blazers to an NBA Title in 1977 and captured MVP honors in 1978. Moving to Boston, he won Sixth-Man of the Year honors as a key member of the 1986 Celtics Championship team. His post-playing career was equally as impressive as he became one of the game’s most beloved and respected broadcasters, where his enthusiasm and passion made him one of the sport’s great ambassadors.