Walton, Bill

Walton, (William Theodore) Bill

(1952–  ) basketball player; born in LaMesa, Calif. As a 6'11" center, he was a three-time college player of the year (1972–74) for the University of California: Los Angeles, where he led the Bruins to two undefeated seasons and two National Collegiate Athletic Association championships (1972–73). In a National Basketball Association career beset by injuries, he led the Portland Trail Blazers to a title in 1977 and was the Most Valuable Player in 1978. He had a brief second career with the Boston Celtics. After retiring from basketball, he became a television color commentator.
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? Children from Fairbridge Street, Middlesbrough 1940s - Left: top row: David Walton, Bill Northey and Dorothy (surname unknown); Middle row: Derrick Graham, Tot Leader, George Bell and Jackie Ormesby; Front row: Gloria Northey, Olive Thwaites, Sylvia bell and Ronnie Lister.
Or Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Edison, Sam Walton, Bill Gates and a host of others?