William Theodore Walton, III (Bill) was born on November 5th, 1952, in San Diego, California. He was introduced to the game of basketball while in the fourth grade at Blessed Sacrament Elementary School by coach Frank “Rocky” Graciano.
Walton is a three-time recipient of the NCAA Player of the Year Award, 1972, ’73 and ’74. Walton is a three 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 three 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. Walton also attended Stanford University Graduate School of Law in the early 1980s.
Walton’s professional career began as the number one overall pick in the 1974 NBA draft by the Portland Trailblazers. He was a member of their championship team in 1977. Nine years later, he earned another championship title, this time with the Boston Celtics in 1986. He played with the Trailblazers from 1974-1979, the San Diego Clippers from 1979- 1984, the relocated Los Angeles Clippers in 1985, and The Boston Celtics, from 1985-1988.
Walton was the NBA’s Most Valuable Player, 1978; all-NBA First Team, 1978; NBA All-Star Team, 1977 and 1978; NBA Playoff’s MVP, 1977; all-NBA second team, 1977; winner of the NBA Sixth Man Award, 1986. Walton is one of only four players in the history of basketball to have won multiple NCAA and multiple NBA championships. Walton is also the second of only five players in the history of the NBA to lead the league in both blocked shots and rebounding in the same season. read more
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