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Music is critical in our lives and culture. It’s the inspiration that drives us. It’s also the window to our souls. It’s a reflection as to who we are, what we stand for and where we’re going.-Bill walton

 

My bike is my gym, my wheelchair and my church all in one. 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.-Bill walton

 

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 of the things I believe in makes me the luckiest Deadhead in the world.-Bill walton

 

I’ve had 36 orthopedic operations, have two fused ankles, my knees, hands and wrists don’t work, I now have a fused spine, other than that, everything is great.-Bill walton

 

I had the only beard in the Western Hemisphere that made Bob Dylan’s look good.-Bill walton

 

Life is easy when you’re hot. But what happens when the ball bounces the other way? You just keep getting back up and climbing up.-Bill walton

 

Chick Hearn was my favorite broadcaster ever – he’s the one who taught me to think basketball, how to love basketball.-Bill walton

 

That’s what makes it so fun to be on a team. You’re sitting at your house, thinking up this wild, crazy stuff as to how it’s going to go, and the other guys are sitting at their houses doing the same thing. -Bill walton

 

Basketball is one of those rare opportunities where you can make a difference, not only for yourself, but for other people as well.-Bill walton

 

I’m a lifelong stutterer.-Bill walton

 

Bill Russell was my favorite player of all-time.-Bill walton

 

At 49, I can say something I never would have said when I was a player, that I’m a better person because of my failures and disgraces. -Bill walton

 

I can think. I can sleep. I can move. I can ride my bike. I can dream. -Bill walton

No one missed more basketball in the history of NBA than I did. I played 14 seasons, on the roster for 14 years, and I missed more than nine-and-a-half full seasons.-Bill walton

You don’t win championships by just being normal, by just being average. -Bill walton

I’ve had 36 orthopedic operations, have two fused ankles, my knees, hands and wrists don’t work, I now have a fused spine, other than that, everything is great. -Bill walton

A lot of people understand what not saying anything means, so, in effect, not saying anything is really saying a lot.-Bill walton

 

But you have to understand, my beard is so nasty. I mean, it’s the only beard in the history of Western civilization that makes Bob Dylan’s beard look good.-Bill walton

 

I lived to play basketball. Growing up as a kid, Bill Russell and the Boston Celtics were my favorite team. The way they played, the teamwork, the sacrifice, the commitment, the joy, the camaraderie, the relationship with the fans. -Bill walton

 

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 and saner place, that guy, is the most important man in the history of basketball. -Bill walton

 

The great thing about being a broadcaster is you have this incredible responsibility to the people that make it all happen, the people that turn on the television set. -Bill walton

 

Life is about growth. People are not perfect when they’re 21 years old.-Bill walton

 

Without question, no hesitation, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was the best player I ever played against.-Bill walton

 

Being a broadcaster encompasses the business of sport, which is my life today, and it encompasses the skills of being a history student, and the ability of being a performer.-Bill walton

When you are in unrelenting, excruciating and debilitating pain that never goes away for years on end, your life is over.-Bill walton

I grew up in an non-athletic family, where my parents were interested in music, in literature, in education and art.-Bill walton

 

Well, we’ve made some changes on this tour. We’re no longer sleeping in the parking lots and swimming in the fountains. We’ve been staying in hotels most of the way, though I will say some hotels have declined to take us because we’re just having too much fun.-Bill walton

 

No one missed more basketball in the history of NBA than I did. I played 14 seasons, on the roster for 14 years, and I missed more than nine-and-a-half full seasons.-Bill walton

 

My life changed irrevocably four-and-a-half years ago when my spine failed and collapsed. I spent two years on the floor, in excruciating, debilitating and unrelenting pain. I can only describe the pain as being submerged into a vat of scalding acid that has an electric current running through it. And you can never get out, ever. -Bill walton

 

You don’t win championships by just being normal, by just being average. -Bill walton

 

“No matter how good you get, there’s always something further out there.” -Bill walton

 

“I could smell colors, I could feel sounds.” -Bill walton

 

“Winning is about having the whole team on the same page.” -Bill walton

 

“I was a skinny, scrawny guy. I stuttered horrendously, couldn’t speak at all. I was a very shy, reserved player and a very shy, reserved person. I found a safe place in life in basketball.” -Bill walton

 

“Patrick Ewing used to be much better in every aspect of the game.” -Bill walton

 

“I might be the most injured athlete in the history of sports. I’ve had 31 operations. An endless string of stress fractures.” -Bill walton

“I mean, I’m 6-foot-11, I’ve got red hair, freckles, I’m a goofy, nerdy-looking guy, I’ve got a speech impediment-I stutter and stammer all the time-and I’m a Deadhead.” -Bill walton

 

“Steve Nash is the most unathletic player in the league.” -Bill walton

 

“Kazemi has to understand that nobody is going to tell him he has to go back to Iran if he misses a shot.” -Bill walton

 

“Why is Scottie Pippen taking a charge? Taking a charge is for people with no game!”
“Greg Ostertag is one of the top centers on this planet!” -Bill walton

“I don’t sleep much. I’m on the go. My mind is racing. My wife says my mind is like the rolling dials on a slot machine. So, yeah, I think about everything.” -Bill walton

 

“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.” -Bill walton

 

“I learned a long time ago that minor surgery is when they do operation on someone else, not you.” -Bill walton

 

“Right now, you know, it’s not about the refs or anything else, it’s about hitting first, getting on the run and never looking back.” -Bill walton

 

“Anytime you bring Michael Olowokandi on to your team, disaster is soon to follow.” -Bill walton

 

“What a pathetic play from a pathetic human being.” -Bill walton

 

“If the UCLA teams of the late 1960s and early 1970s were subjected to the kind of scrutiny (other schools) have been, UCLA would probably have to forfeit about eight national championships and be on probation for the next 100 years.” -Bill walton

 

“I hate to say anything that may hurt UCLA, but I can’t be quiet when I see what the NCAA is doing to Jerry Tarkanian only because he has a reputation for giving a second chance to many black athletes other coaches have branded as troublemakers. The NCAA is working night and day trying to get Jerry, but no one from the NCAA ever questioned me during my four years at UCLA!” -Bill walton

 

“When you intercept the ball with your stomach, that is great defense” -Bill walton

 

“Doug Christie, what skill, what strenght, what power, what quickness. The visionof Magic Johnson, the athletisicm of Michael Jordan, the toughness of larry Bird. Dough Christie has it all” -Bill walton

 

“I’m mainstream. Always have been.”-Bill walton

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