Photo: Bruce Walton at UCLA
The Walton surname and basketball remain synonymous from Bill Walton’s Naismith Hall of Fame career, but once there was a time when “Walton” was a football identity in San Diego and at UCLA.
Bill Walton is one of basketball’s all-time greats that grew up in the San Diego area. He won NCAA championships and national player-of-the-year awards at UCLA. He collected NBA titles with the Portland Trailblazers and Boston Celtics and was an NBA MVP and NBA Finals MVP with Portland.