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Bill Walton Has Retired from Broadcasting

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"The only man who can stop cliff robinson is Cliff robinson. The man is unstoppable even at 38."

"Dirk Nowitzki is one of the most amazing players I've ever seen, right now he's one of the top 5 players in the world"

"Kenyon Martin is the 2nd best player in the (eastern) conference."

"failing to prepare is preparing to fail"

"what was he thinking? was he thinking anything at all"?

"that may be the worst pass in the history of western civilization"

"Greg Ostertag is one of the top centers on this planet"

" i want to see ben wallace come out with war paint on his face"

"He was wondering how many steps he could take before they would call traveling"

"Ben Wallace is the Pistons superstar...and he can't get a foul...what a travesty?"

"This is Jason Kidd's world... were just lucky to be living in it."

"Edddie Griffin has put up the 2 worst shots in the history of the Rockets franchise here tonight"

"Shaq makes everyone else in the league look like Michel Tafoya"
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"Danny Ferry is just a tremendous player..."

"That is by far the worse inbound pass in spurs
history"

"What a pathetic play from a pathetic human being."
Knicks Spurs series in 1999. He was talking about
Larry Johnson

Walton: That has to be a foul.
Snapper: Against who?
Walton: Against the game of basketball.

"Hedo Turkoglu is such a beauuuuutiful player"

"Raef Lafrentz and Shawn Bradley should start
considering a new career."

"Yao Ming is a beatiful person."

"Where would the La Clippers franchise be without Sean
Rooks?"

"He's everywhere! Rebounds, Assists... Shawn Bradley
is looking like Hakeem Olajuwan!"

"Lindsay Hunter is making Devean George look like John
Stockton."

"...and there's David Robinson, who has done so much
for the league and w/o his accomplishments, none of us
would be here."

Shawn Bradley has completely changed the fate of
western civilization here!"

Bill Walton: Nice passssssss (pass is intercepted)
Snapper: It would have been but the pass was picked
off
Bill Walton: yeah but it was a good idea...

"Robert Horry is one of the greatest feeders of the
post in the history of the game."

"look in the record books, and across the board you
will see earl watson"

"Kobe will not be denied,on or off the court"

"It looked like they were moving forward when they
bought out Shawn Bradley's contract. Now, they still
have him. His name just changed to Erick Dampier."

"Tracy McGrady is doing things we've never seen from
anybody - from any planet!"

"Steve Nash is the most unathletic player in the
league."

On Kobe's offseason weight training: "The added muscle
and bulk from pushing that steel and the natural
maturation process now enables this grandmaster to
regularly accomplish the unimaginable without dragging
around excessive bulk and baggage. Most top players
get to the point where they truly believe that
anything is possible. Most are also governed by
gravity, the laws of physics and self-regulating
mental control mechanisms. Kobe has left all these
behind. The extra strength and stamina have made him a
superior 3-point shooter, a most dominant defender and
arguably the game's top rebounder."

On Rasheed Wallace: "He's like a four-armed Dikembe
Mutombo around the basket!"

"Mick Jagger is in better shape than far too many NBA
players. It's up in the air whether the same can be
said of Keith Richards."

Exchange between he and Tom Hammond: "John Stockton is
one of the true marvels, not just of basketball, or in
America, but in the history of Western Civilization!"
Tom: "Wow, that's a pretty strong statement. I guess I
don't have a good handle on world history." Bill:
"Well Tom, that's because you didn't go to UCLA."

"You look at Vladimir Radmanovic, this guy is cut from
stone. As if Michelangelo was reading and a lightning
bolt flashed before him."

"When I think of Boris Diaw, I think of Beethoven in
the age of the romantics."

"If Eric Piatkowski continues playing at this level,
he's going to replace Jerry West on the NBA logo."

"Memo to Paul Pierce and Antoine Walker: Couldn't you
wait until at least the All-Star break to have the
franchise suffer its worse loss in its storied
history? Bill Russell just called looking for an
address to send his 11 championship rings back to the
Celtics because he is so disappointed."



I will miss him
As a fan of a team that revolved around big men, I always liked Bill Walton.
It's a sad day, indeed, when Mighty Bill hangs up the mic.
THROW IT DOWN BIG MAN....


THROW IT DOWN


Good.

I can't eat if I hear Bill Walton, or I will throw up my food.
I'm going to miss this guy.
crzy's gonna cry when he reads this....
Uncle Bill!!!!! Yes the injure caused him to retire but in case anyone is wondering, he is doing much better than he was a few months ago. The worst is passed him but still has a long ways to go. Keep spirits high Bill
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Originally posted by AC49er:
Uncle Bill!!!!! Yes the injure caused him to retire but in case anyone is wondering, he is doing much better than he was a few months ago. The worst is passed him but still has a long ways to go. Keep spirits high Bill

Will he ever come back?

Originally posted by AC49er:
Uncle Bill!!!!! Yes the injure caused him to retire but in case anyone is wondering, he is doing much better than he was a few months ago. The worst is passed him but still has a long ways to go. Keep spirits high Bill

We wish him all the best.

BTW- did you show him that pic of his face on all those kids in the NBA photoshop thread? Love to hear his reaction.


A dark day for broadcasting. Walton has always been my favorite NBA broadcaster.
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Originally posted by TheSixthRing:
crzy's gonna cry when he reads this....



The greatest announcer in the history of the universe.
Let's give big ups to this thread.
Originally posted by Dino: