Banner Year 1986 | The Legend of Bill Walton | Part 4 of 8

Banner Year 1986 | The Legend of Bill Walton | Part 4 of 8

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Bill Walton’s reputation preceded him. Players on the team looked at him as a Legend on the court and he brought a positive energy to the locker room.

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    I can listen to Mr Walton pontificate all day long every day…Great storyteller, great basketball player, great teammate and was part of imho the greatest team ever assembled…The 1986 Boston Celtics…..and to think that they then drafted Len Bias who was about to become part of that…..Man what could have been but im guessing they would have been hanging banners 18,19, or maybe 20…?

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    "I once heard Al Campanis, the Dodgers’ general manager, describe [Walt] Alston’s ability to handle players. ‘Alston is like a man handling a dove. If you squeeze it too tightly, you’ll smother or kill it. If you hold it too loose, it’ll fly away.’ That’s the way I tried to work with players. They were just like doves. Some needed to be held a little tighter or they would get out of my control. Others needed a looser grip in order to play their best. There was no standard that worked for all." (John Wooden With Jack Tobin, They Call Me Coach, Contemporary Books, Inc., Chicago, 1988, p.109)
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    "Happiness begins where selfishness ends." — John Wooden
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    "A person must be interested in finding the best way, not in having their own way." — John Wooden
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    Never confuse activity with achievement. — Coach John Wooden, Named The Sporting News "Greatest Coach of All Time" and recognized by Sports Illustrated has having compiled possibly the greatest legacy of any coach in history.
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    "The team with the most talent usually wins." — John Wooden
    Coach Wooden's personal creed is an important part of being a successful leader: (1) Be true to yourself (2) Make friendship a fine art (3) Make each day your masterpiece (4) Build a shelter against a rainy day (5) Help others (6) Drink deeply from good books (7) Pray for guidance and give thanks for your blessings every day.
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    Be true to yourself
    Help others
    Make each day a masterpiece, especially the Bible
    Drink deeply from good books,
    Make friendship a fine art, and
    Build a shelter against a rainy day.
    — UCLA Coach John Wooden
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    When Bill was healthy, he was a great all around player and I don't use the word great lightly. Bill may be the best passing center ever, he could score on anybody and filled that role if he needed to. Walton is also one of the greatest centers on defense – when healthy he was right there with Russell, Wilt, Kareem, Hakeem and could, and did shut down the paint. Add to that his superior rebounding and high level outlet passing skills. I remember I was surprised the Celtics were able to get Walton. More amazing than that was that Bill was healthy and damn good too. 🔥💪

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    This is great to see. One of the great teams of all-time for sure. Hated them back in the day as a die hard Bad Boy Piston fan-and Walton was annoying if he wasn't on your team lol –but no question these dudes could play some ball–team ball at it's finest- kicked our asses enuf times. Nothing but love from this Piston fan for Bird, McHale, Chief, Ainge, DJ, Walton, et al.

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    Damn I wish Bill stayed healthy… Even though I hated the Celtics since I was a Laker fan lol, 80s was when I really enjoyed the NBA. Being a kid and watching these two teams literally battle for a whole decade was awesome.

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    So glad to get to hear from Mr. Parish on this topic — I loved his game, which only got better after Walton arrived. In '86, the Celtics' bench was good enough to be a playoff contender all by themselves, which is why the starters' were so sharp game in and game out. If you're a C's fan old enough to remember, that year was downright magical to behold.

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    Walton's friendliness at first did not match the Celtic culture of cocky cool. Just like the Celtics hated the so called cheesy smiling Magic. But then they all realized that Walton wasn't faking – he really was genuine. And when Celtic added that to the team, it bumped them a notch. I still can't stand Walton's everything is great personality, but I have to admit that there is nothing phony about him. Same for Magic.

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    Best team ever? You sure could make that argument. Look how many great players they had, and the super chemistry. Magic's Lakers and the Celtics somewhat mitigated each others' historic greatness. There have been no better, more complete basketball teams.

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    Watching it when it was happening you could feel Walton's absolute happiness through the television. Being aware of his injuries it was like watching a man let out of jail or a kid in a candy store. Professionals are usually ever so kool. Bill and Larry and the passing. He looked like he was in heaven and his energy infected the whole crew

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    I've always liked Mr. Walton, just a great player, great humanitarian, he always marched to the beat of his own drum, never heard him talk bad about anyone. One thing dear to my heart was he always did something few people ever do, he recognized the the contribution and the talent and the greatness of Pete Maravich, whom I consider one of the top five players of all time.

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    I just want to say thank you to whoever is putting these banner videos together. They are definitely a trip down memory lane and I'm sitting here smiling and laughing like the 12 year old boy that I was in 1986. Watching these old videos of Chief, Bill, Larry, Kevin, Danny and DJ and seeing them reliving those memories with us is just the greatest

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    Bill Walton Was the perfect fit for the Boston Celtics who already had all stars around like Larry Bird Robert Parish Kevin McHale Dennis Johnson and Danny Ainge the Bill Walton who led the Portland Trail Blazers to a NBA title compared to Bill Walton on the Celtics !

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    Man, all I know is that Billy Laimbeer and the Bad Boys Pistons TERRORIZED the Boston Celtics back in the day…
    Ran the Celtics AND their fans right out of the Boston Gardens.
    Man, those were the greatest of times. When the NBA was cool. Great times to watch.

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    The 1977 Blazer Mania, one of the greatest moments in the history of the NBA, Lead by the great Bill Walton..
    To see Bill make a comeback in Boston and contribute to an already great team was real special for us young bucks at the time that were pretty little in 77.
    Congratulations to Bill Walton on a fine Career and a great come back after some serious injuries. Thanks for the great memories, then your son Luke to carry on the family Torch…you have been blessed.
    Congratulations and thanks for your great contribution to Basketball.

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