“He Said It” – 7 Quotes From Bill Walton

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“He Said It” – 7 Quotes From Bill Walton

Walton on his life: “At 49, I can say something I never would have said as a player, that I’m a better person because of my failures and disgraces…”

On the best player he ever played against: “Without question, no hesitation, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was the best player I ever played against…”

More from Walton on his life: “My bike is my gym, my wheelchair and my church. I’d like to ride my bike all day long but I’ve got this thing called a job that keeps getting in the way…”

On his NBA career: “No one missed more basketball in the history of the NBA than I did. I played 14 seasons, on the roster for 14 years, and I missed more than 9 and a half full seasons…”

On his beard: “I had the only beard in the western hemisphere that made Bob Dylan’s look good…”

On former NBA commissioner David Stern: “We can never thank David Stern enough. His vision to use basketball to improve the quality of our lives, to make this world a better place, a saner place, that guy is the most important man in the history of basketball…”

On his favorite band: “The Grateful Dead, they’re my best friends. Their message of hope, peace, love, teamwork, creativity, imagination, celebration, the dance, the vision, the purpose, the passion, all the things I believe in makes me the luckiest Deadhead in the world…”

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