Legendary player and now broadcaster Bill Walton in the ESPN booth during the NBA Europe Live Tour presented by EA Sports on October 10, 2006 at the Koeln Arena in Cologne, Germany.

Sports broadcaster and NBA champion Bill Walton has passed away

Born William Theodore Walton the Third on November 5th, 1952, Bill first found basketball fame in high school, winning two varsity seasons. Walton had been a fan of the UCLA Bruins joining the team, and going on to win two NCAA championships in 1972 and 1973. He was the first overall draft pick in 1974, for the Portland Trailblazers.

Walton was a dominant force on the court, an all-around star of the sport, winning two NBA championships. One in 1977 with the Trailblazers and 1986 with the Celtics.

Walton retired from professional play in 1990, becoming a highly acclaimed sports analyst, working with ESPN and Westwood One, among others. Walton would go on to win an Emmy for Best Live Sports Television Broadcast in 2001

A Champion and legend of basketball, we remember Bill Walton.

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