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.