NBA legend Bill Walton appeared at various locations across the country to promote and sign copies of his new book titled “Back From the Dead”. In late March he visited the BookEnds in Ridgewood, New Jersey and the Barnes & Noble a few days after in Los Angeles, California. He has one more stop to make at Powell’s Books in Portland, Oregon, on April 9 so west-coasters who are fans of Walton should keep their eyes and ears open for the event. Walton’s book is in inspiring memoir from his career in sports that touches on some of the stories of his injuries, recoveries, and key points in his active years.
The La Mesa, California native was an immediate athletic star that even made it to the United States Men’s National team at the young age of 17, and also became a familiar face while he played for the University of California Los Angeles between the years of 1971-1974. He entered the 1974 NBA Draft and was selected as the first overall pick by the Portland Trail Blazers, with whom he played with for four years. He then went back to his home state of California and joined the San Diego/ Los Angeles Clippers from 1979 through 1985 before going to Boston to play for the Celtics for the last two years of his professional playing career. The two-time NBA champion also worked as a color commentator for NBC for 12 years after his retirement, where he was an exciting and controversial television sports personality.
Walton will be speaking at one more location this month to promote his new book, “Back From the Dead” and will be in Oregon to meet fans and sign copies for his readers.
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