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  1. Bill Walton remembers Maurice Lucas

    Henry Abbott

    On the Blazers' official website, Bill Walton remembers his deceased former teammate Maurice Lucas, whom he calls "better than perfect on all fronts." Walton writes: In our first meeting he told me we were going to win the NBA Championship -- that s...

    Blog | November 08, 2010
  2. Bill Walton: Back pain nearly led to suicide

    Henry Abbott

    In a column that reads a tad like a press release for some new medical procedure, Bill Walton delivers some very serious news. "It got to the point where my life wasn't worth living. I was standing on the edge of the bridge, figuring it was better t...

    Blog | April 19, 2010
  3. Bill Walton trivia

    Henry Abbott

    As I learned from reading Jackie MacMullan's When the Game Was Ours, the night after winning a title with the Celtics in 1986, Bill Walton spent the night alone, in someone else's kitchen, listening to the Grateful Dead and sipping Wild Turkey. Wh...

    Blog | March 11, 2010
  4. Bill Walton and inflatable Ben Wallace

    Henry Abbott

    By Henry Abbott There once was a time when the entire basketball blogosphere would fit in a VW bug, if you packed those bloggers tightly. I'm talking ages ago. Like, maybe, 2005, when there were about two dozen people blogging hard about the NB...

    Blog | December 10, 2009
  5. Where to now for Portland?

    Henry Abbott

    By John Hollinger PORTLAND -- It was perhaps the ultimate irony: On a night where the Blazers wore their retro uniforms from the 1970s, their star center fell to a season-ending injury. As it was with Bill Walton and Sam Bowie, so it goes with Gre...

    Blog | December 06, 2009
  6. John Wooden is 99

    Henry Abbott

    Happy Birthday, coach. His family says they will celebrate quietly. The tallest of his red-headed former pupils, Bill Walton, has written Wooden a heartfelt and funny letter full of memories and ... play-by-play of some of Walton's favorite new a...

    Blog | October 14, 2009
  7. Luke vs. Bill Walton, in Open Letters

    Henry Abbott had Luke and Bill Walton write open letters to each other, in honor of Luke's first title. It's 99% pure father-son championship-inspired love-fest. It's well worth the read, for various nuggets like this: Bill used to write ins...

    Blog | June 17, 2009
  8. A Smart Debate About Amateurism in March Madness

    Henry Abbott

    The New York Times has assembled many different voices -- including Bill Walton, and a favorite basketball writer in Stephen Danley, who until recently played for Penn -- to open once again (sing it with me now -- you know the words!) the debate abou...

    Blog | March 19, 2009
  9. Consider the Legacy of John Wooden

    Henry Abbott

    I'm roughly a year late to this article. But it's something really worth knowing about. John Wooden, in basketball circles, walks on water. He's simply as unimpeachable as one can be. (A couple of times I have crossed paths with him, and felt compell...

    Blog | October 12, 2007
  10. Finals Comeback 101

    Henry Abbott

    Beloved small city teams down 0-2 in the NBA Finals to the super dominant team that everyone knows will win should all study the 1977 Blazers. ESPN's Eric Neel explains why, in an article that (I don't say this lightly) is my new answer to the questi...

    Blog | June 12, 2007
  11. Red Hot and Rollin' Film

    Henry Abbott

    There's this book out there, Red Hot and Rollin', which is a pretty magnificent anthology of writings about Portland's NBA title thirty years ago. Matt Love put it together. Something pretty special for Blazer fans. Tucked into the book, however, is ...

    Blog | June 12, 2007
  12. How did Amare Stoudemire Go 16-19?

    Henry Abbott

    Bill Walton watched Amare Stoudemire last night, and he's talking about championships. He tells Eddie Sefko of the Dallas Morning News: "I think Phoenix is the best team in basketball," Walton said. "And I think the difference is the...

    Blog | March 15, 2007
  13. Make Your Own "Waltonism"

    Henry Abbott

    Every time he opens is hyperbolic mouth, Bill Walton opens the door to criticism from TV viewers. Basketbawful is driving straight through the middle of that opening: Creating your own Waltonism is easy. Simply use the following formula: [Insert Pla...

    Blog | August 15, 2006
  14. Nut Punching 101 with Bill Walton

    Henry Abbott

    Remember how the NBA endured a baffling series of testicular abuse incidents a few months ago? We were all wondering where that came from. Here's Gregg Popovich at the time: "This was a punch, he took his fist and punched him in the groin. No...

    Blog | July 31, 2006
  15. Chicago Celebrates

    Henry Abbott

    The playoff party is on in the comments at Blog a Bull. No one can agree who they'd like to face in the first round, and the tiebreakers are confusing as hell, but at least just about everyone has something mean to say about Bill Walton....

    Blog | April 17, 2006
  16. Charley Rosen: Kings Still Soft

    Henry Abbott

    Ron Artest outdueled Kobe Bryant, and the Kings beat the Lakers. Bill Walton's raves about the Kings from yesterday seem to be well-founded. But Charley Rosen isn't buying the theory the Kings will go deep in the playoffs: In truth, the Kings are i...

    Blog | March 15, 2006