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Throw it down big man! Bill Walton is back in the booth.

May 27, 2010, 11:30 AM EDT

bwalton.jpgNow you have another reason to watch Sacramento Kings games besides the mesmerizing game of Tyreke Evans — Bill Walton will be in the booth.

It’s not every Kings game, but he will be a color analyst for some, according to the Sacramento Bee. He’ll attend the Kings games at Staples Center (both Lakers and Clippers) plus some selected games where he will watch on a television in his San Diego home and be hooked up into the broadcast.

Walton is back because his back is letting him. He had such severe back pain he said he considered ending his life, but a new surgery has given him relief and he is back in the game of life. He even shows up now in a new T-Mobile ad during games.

Walton showed a passion for the game as an analyst here at NBC, as well as with ABC/ESPN, even if his analysis itself was not always the sharpest. Still, it will be good to hear his voice again during broadcasts.

  1. Paul in KY - May 27, 2010 at 12:16 PM

    Bill is not an X’s and O’s kind of guy. What you get from him is insight into a great player’s mind & what priorities a winner & kickass big man perceives are important when playing basketball (especially playoff basketball).

  2. Anonymous - May 27, 2010 at 5:34 PM

    Love Bill Walton’s commentary. Wish he would go national again.

  3. Axe Head - May 27, 2010 at 5:40 PM

    When I first heard Walton I didn’t like him, but he grew on me. I went through a time where I considered him an amiable buffoon (I know he’s not), and learned to enjoy him, then eventually learned to appreciate him.

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