Sep 6, 2012, 2:19 AM EDT
Walker was one of the too-often overlooked guys on one of the early Super Teams — the late 1960s team in Philadelphia had Wilt Chamberlain, Billy Cunningham and Hal Greer. Yet, the unsung Walker averaged 18.2 points and 7.1 rebounds a game for his career, part of which was as a Bull in Chicago. Look at his similarity scores and Kevin McHale’s name pops up.
Nicknamed “Chet the Jet” he knew how to finish on the break but also could score in the half court. He knew how to draw fouls. He’s the kind of forward Mike D’Antoni would have loved.
He was an NBA champion and seven-time All Star, plus a three-time college AP All-American.
Walker will be enshrined in the Hall of Fame on Friday.