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Bill Walton

Former NBA Star, Author of "Nothing But Net"

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One of the NBAs 50 all-time greatest players, Bill Walton shares his inspiring lessons learned through a brilliant career, his focus on teamwork and ability to overcome adversity.

A basketball superstar and member of the Basketball Hall of Fame, Bill Walton made sports history playing for UCLA when he led the team to two NCAA championships and a record 88-game winning streak. Walton played under the famed tutelage of John Wooden, who coached character and giving your best first. Winning was never mentioned in the locker room lessons that stuck with Walton throughout his career. Bill Walton is a three-time recipient of the NCAA Player of the Year Award, 1972, '73 and '74. Walton is a 3 time All-American College Player and winner of the Sullivan Award for the United States Best Amateur Athlete of 1973. He was named to the Pacific 8 All-Conference first team 3 times and was conference player of the year for three consecutive years. At UCLA Walton was a scholar-athlete who also earned Academic All-American honors three years in a row. He graduated with honors with a B.A. in history.

After college, he played on NBA championship teams the Portland Trail Blazers and the Boston Celtics and has received innumerable awards, including citations for his humanitarian and leadership contributors.

Mixing comic anecdotes with practical steps toward achievement, Walton inspires audiences to reach their goals through dedication, perseverance, flexibility and teamwork. An Emmy Award-winning basketball analyst formerly with ABC and ESPN, he currently is a television analyst for the Sacramento Kings. He has made cameo appearances in such iconic feature films as Hes Got Game and Ghostbusters and is the author of Nothing But Net.



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