On WFAN: Bill Walton Talks NCAA Tournament, John Wooden

NEW YORK (WFAN) — NBA all-timer Bill Walton joined Boomer & Carton on Wednesday to look back on all aspects — from college to the pros — of his Hall of Fame career.

One thing’s for sure: Walton can’t wait to wake up on Thursday.

“We’ve declared tomorrow a holiday because it’s a situation where (we have) the perfect harmonic convergence of St. Patrick’s Day and the start of the NCAA Tournament,” said the ever-cerebral great. “And we have this opportunity to celebrate the greatness, the goodness and the boldness of life.”

LISTEN: Bill Walton with Boomer & Carton

Walton had an up-and-down relationship with the late John Wooden. He explained that it wasn’t until after leaving UCLA that he learned to appreciate the great coach.

“The day after I left UCLA,” Walton said. “The very first day.”

Be sure to listen to Walton’s entire interview as he touches on back surgery, Larry Bird, UCLA and more.

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One Comment

  1. steve says:

    carton behaved very boorish/erratic during the interview, repeatedly interrupting walton, and uttering contant yammering ‘yeah’ to everything walton said…for me it was a painful listen as walton obviously had some interesting stories and commentaries. don’t get me wrong, i like boomer and carton, listen every morning, and find them very entertaining, but this was the worst interview carton ever did. boomer was noticably quiet for some reason.

  2. kevinjfisher says:

    Wooden had an interesting relationship with Walton. Now that was a dominating combo.

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