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  1. The long, strange trip of Arvydas Sabonis

    Aug 17, 2011, 9:14 PM EDT

    Arvydas Sabonis, Bill Walton

    From our “if you’re going to read one thing today” file… There is a fascinating profile of newly-minted Hall of Famer Arvydas Sabonis over at Grantland. Another fine bit of work by Jonathan Abrams. Sabonis is more of a mythical player here in the United States — we’ve heard of the legend of his greatness,…

  2. Kevin Love is playing at the beach this summer

    Jul 26, 2011, 5:10 PM EDT

    Kevin Love Visits FOX Business

    In the summer in parts of Los Angeles, beach volleyball is a way of life. Very good athletes are out diving and leaping in the sand at 16th Place in Manhattan Beach (and a host of other spots from Pacific Palisades down to Newport). Countless of basketball stars with Southern California ties have worked out…

  3. Bill Walton drinks Guinness. Like all men (and women) should.

    Mar 11, 2011, 5:11 PM EDT

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    I come into this with bias. For one, I love Guinness. I drink it (although only in specific places that pour it right, a couple trips to Ireland spoiled me). Secondly, I love Bill Walton. The greatest San Diego Clipper ever. Sure he’s over the top and a whole bunch of other things, but he’s…

  4. Bill Walton, ghost of Jerry Garcia will in fan’s half-court shot

    Feb 10, 2011, 8:22 AM EDT

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    Like many teams, the Sacramento Kings run a promotion where a fan gets a chance at a half-court shot to win a bunch of money (or a trip or whatever). Wednesday night a Kings’ fan nailed it. Why? Because Bill Walton was courtside and summoned the spirit of Jerry Garcia on Grateful Dead night at…

  5. Justin Bieber, Common team up for All-Star Celebrity Game

    Feb 1, 2011, 2:22 PM EDT

    Justin Bieber

    Is there any more dreaded part All-Star weekend than the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game? No, not even close. I’d rather watch Kwame Brown doing the skills competition. But this year — Bieber fever. Tons of tween girls will tune into that station Daddy watches — ESPN — at 7 p.m. Feb. 17 to see Justin…

  6. Former NBA All-Star Maurice Lucas dead at 58

    Nov 1, 2010, 1:34 AM EDT

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    Maurice Lucas, the five-time All-Star and a prototypical power forward in the NBA, has died at the age of 58. Lucas succumbed to bladder cancer he had been battling for years. He had been an assistant coach with the Trail Blazers — the team Lucas is best remembered for playing for — when the cancer…

  7. Bill Walton: “Carmelo does not have what it takes to be the great player”

    Oct 29, 2010, 3:56 PM EDT

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    Bill Walton and top basketball statistician agree on something. Excuse me for a minute while I relocate myself to my underground bunker. New York Knicks fans are still living in the Carmelo Anthony fantasy land, picturing him and Amare Stoudemire as two-thirds of the powerhouse trio they need to return to glory in the East.…

  8. Bill Walton working with Roy Hibbert, using plenty of hyperbole

    Aug 5, 2010, 9:07 AM EDT

    Roy Hibbert has developed into a good center. Decent shooter with enough of a midrange game to make you respect it. Nice rebounder. Solid enough on defense. Bill Walton expects more of him. One of the legendary centers of the game before he became an over-the-top broadcaster, the Pacers have brought in Walton to work…

  9. John Wooden hospitalized, in "grave condition"

    Jun 3, 2010, 8:00 PM EDT

    Coaching legend John Wooden, the man who made UCLA a basketball powerhouse, the man who coached so many NBA greats, is in the hospital in “grave condition.” He apparently isn’t eating anymore and one UCLA blog is reporting sources told them this is “the last time he will come to a hospital” and that it…

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

    May 27, 2010, 11:30 AM EDT

    Now 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…

  11. Bill Walton: LeBron James should play for free

    May 7, 2010, 10:35 AM EDT

    I’ve missed Bill Walton. He was a larger-than-life person and personality, a great player and a broadcaster who made the game fun with hyperbole. He rubbed some people the wrong way — I’ll admit he annoyed me at times — but he always a reminder that this is a game and supposed to be fun.…

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