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Fans, Pros Mourn Basketball Great Bill Walton

Sportscaster and former NBA player Bill Walton | Image by Ethan Miller/Getty Images
Sportscaster and former NBA player Bill Walton | Image by Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Sports fans and professionals are mourning the death of one of basketball’s all-time greats in a report by ESPN:

“Basketball legend Bill Walton, who led the UCLA Bruins to two national titles before winning two championships during his NBA career, has died at the age of 71 after a prolonged battle with cancer.

“Walton died Monday while surrounded by his loved ones, his family said in a statement released by the NBA.

“‘Bill Walton was truly one of a kind,’ NBA commissioner Adam Silver said in a statement.

“He was the NBA’s MVP in the 1977-78 season and a member of the league’s 50th and 75th anniversary teams. That all followed a college career in which he was a two-time champion at UCLA and a three-time national player of the year under iconic coach John Wooden.”

To read the entire article by ESPN, please click HERE.

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