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One of the NBA’s 50 all-time greatest players, Bill Walton shares his inspiring lessons learned through a brilliant career, his focus on teamwork and ability to overcome adversity.
A basketball superstar and member of the Basketball Hall of Fame, Bill Walton made sports history playing for UCLA when he led the team to two NCAA championships and a record 88-game winning streak. Walton played under the famed tutelage of John Wooden, who coached "character" and "giving your best" first. Winning was never mentioned in the locker room—lessons that stuck with Walton throughout his career. After college, he played on NBA championship teams—the Portland Trail Blazers and the Boston Celtics—and has received innumerable awards, including citations for his humanitarian and leadership contributors. Mixing comic anecdotes with practical steps toward achievement, Walton inspires audiences to reach their goals through dedication, perseverance, flexibility and teamwork. An Emmy Award-winning basketball analyst formerly with ABC and ESPN, he currently is a television analyst for the Sacramento Kings. He has made cameo appearances in such iconic feature films as He’s Got Game and Ghostbusters and is the author of Nothing But Net and Back from the Dead (March 2016).
Climbing Back to the Top of the Mountain—One More Time
Bill [Walton] is just wonderful! He is such a pleasure to work with. We loved him so much that we have booked him three years in a row!Silver Line
Bill Walton was fantastic. He stayed long after his speech to talk with our members. He went above and beyond. Thanks so much for all your help!National Organization of Life and Health Insurance Guaranty Associations
Bill [Walton] was, in a word, astounding. Absolutely astounding!Las Vegas Review Journal
Bill Walton was a true professional and a true gentleman. He prepared for his speech like he was getting ready for the 7th game of the NBA finals and left the crowd on their feet and wanting more.University of Dayton
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