“But I must.”
ESPN threw Bill Walton onto its ESPN Voices feed of tonight’s national championship game, and the basketball legend—clad in an Uncle Sam costume—has spent the game asking basic questions about which teams are playing, who the quarterbacks are, and where the game is being played all on top of other panelists’…
Here are some facts about Bill Walton: He has a long history of serious injuries to his back and feet; those injuries and the 40-odd surgeries he’s undergone to manage them have caused him great pain, and at one point he said he contemplated suicide; he has a near-religious affinity for riding his bike, and credits it…
Bill Walton—one of the world’s leading public philosophers and humanists—was born just outside of San Diego and has made the city his home for decades, frequently calling it the greatest and most beautiful place on earth. So when a private group offered gratis the city’s airport a 1,200 pound bronze statue of Walton,…
Video game extravaganza E3 wrapped up this afternoon, after three days of long lines, true love, on-stage derp, legitimate video game news, and the greatest redhead in NBA history laying waste to any fool bold enough to challenge him in Street Fighter. While Bill Walton’s son Luke was prepping for Game 6, his dad has…
Jason Gay has a cool little profile on Bill Walton’s love of cycling. Dude has custom Size 17 Sidi’s, rides nonstop, and is apparently slow as hell. Check it out at WSJ.
The following story about the 1985-86 Boston Celtics is excerpted from Back from the Dead, released last month by Simon & Schuster, and available here.
While calling an Arizona-Cal men’s basketball game last Saturday, Bill Walton—who regularly goes off-topic in the booth—told his partner Dave Pasch to go to Temecula, get some “special dirt,” and rub it all over himself. That probably doesn’t even reach the top 10 wildest shit Bill Walton has said during a broadcast.
NBA Hall of Famer Bill Walton claims to have 854 Grateful Dead shows under his belt, so of course he’s going to follow the band around as it plays its five final concerts.
Bill Walton took to Reddit yesterday to answer a bunch of questions, and befitting a guy who once asked "Have you ever been to a volcano?" to his broadcasting partner to end a 30 second tangent about Las Vegas, the questions were weird and his answers were weirder. The volcano even made an appearance.
Bill Walton has carved out a nice space for himself as the Harry Caray of basketball broadcasts, and he went on one of his weird tangents during last night's game between Stanford and Utah. I don't want to spoil anything, but make sure you stick it out to the end.
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Late last night, while most of America was asleep, Washington and Oregon faced off in a negligible Pac-12 battle. Tourney hopeful Oregon won the game, but Bill Walton stole the show.
We've noted previously that college basketball games called by Dave Pasch and Bill Walton on ESPN can get especially weird, but we never imagined that it would be Pasch who would lead viewers to ask themselves, "Did he really just say that?"
Poor Dave Pasch. The ESPN college basketball play-by-play artist is repeatedly stuck with an increasingly unhinged Bill Walton, and last night's broadcast of the Arizona-UCLA game at Pauley Pavilion got weird again as Walton rambled on about who-knows-what.
Your day will be instantly brightened if you just assume that Ron Boone answers all questions with "Bill Russell."
Check out Pat Jordan's 2001 New York Times profile of Bill Walton:
Bill Walton's on-air behavior has been consistently weird this college basketball season, and that didn't change tonight as broadcasting's biggest Grateful Dead fan launched into numerous questionable tangents during ESPNU's Pac-12 tournament coverage of Washington-Oregon from Las Vegas.
The Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday gave away 10,000 wigs to fans for "Wild Thing Wig Night," a.k.a. Anderson Varejao Wig Night, a.k.a. Sideshow Bob Appreciation Night, a.k.a. Bill Walton Merkin Night, a.k.a. Beyoncé Perm Re-enactment Night, a.k.a. Mad Hatter Cosplay Night, a.k.a. Will Ferrell as Jackie Moon from…