NBA white guy of the day Bill Walton
Every once in a while I’ll do a player that is actually really good. I really have always liked Bill Walton ever since I read about him in past books and heard stories about him. He is still the tallest human being I’ve ever seen in person. Bill was part of some of the greatest teams to ever play basketball. All of his basketball play might actually be overshadowed to the younger generation by how amazing he is at play by play for college basketball games. His professional basketball career was cut short by his horrible feet and was still inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame.
Bill Walton started his basketball career at Helix High School in La Mesa California. While in high school he won two high school titles in a row, winning 49 straight games. Bill while only 17 made the USA senior men’s basketball team. They played in the World Championships and Olympics. He is in the National high school hall of fame and still holds the record for field goal percentage at 79%. Also, Walton is the #3 all-time rebounder in the history of high school basketball. Bill Walton was recruited by John Wooden and played for UCLA from 1971-1974.
The time that Bill Walton played at UCLA was a thing of legend. In his first year at the college, the team went 30-0 and averaged a margin of 30 or more points per victory. They went on obviously to win the national title in 1972 over Florida State. In the next season in 1973, the regular season mirrored the one before with a perfect 30-0 record. In that season they went on to win the national title against Memphis State with a 44 point showing by Bill Walton. I must mention after this season Bill hadn’t lost a basketball game going all the way back five years.