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YouTube Gold: Bill Walton’s Greatest Game

What a great, great talent he was.

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Bill Walton announces.
Bill Walton announces before he felt free to wear T shirts or no shirt at all.

Most college basketball fans today know Bill Walton as a world-class flake but before injuries robbed him of his brilliance, Walton was as fine an all-around big man as the game has ever seen.

Here’s one video of him in the Final Four against Memphis when he shot 21-22 and put on one of the greatest performance in NCAA tournament history.

His NBA career peaked in Portland in 1977 with a brilliant title team, but injuries destroyed his career. However, he signed with the Boston Celtics in 1985 and had two years of periodic brilliant chemistry with Larry Bird. Look at how intuitive the two brilliant passers were.

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