Bill Walton is a former professional basketball player and television sportscaster. He attended Helix High School, where he started playing basketball. He later played college basketball for the UCLA Bruins men’s basketball team and was named national college player of the year three times, and led the team to the NCAA championship. He started his professional career with the Portland Trail Blazers after being selected in the 1974 NBA draft.
He had a successful playing career. In 1986, he won the NBA title with the Boston Celtics. In 1993, he was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. He received several awards for his outstanding performance. However, his career started declining when he started suffering recurring injuries. Walton retired from the NBA and started his career as a sportscaster. He worked as a color commentator and studio analyst for ESPN.