Bill Walton Quotes


I grew up in an non-athletic family where my parents were interested in music in literature in education and art.

Anytime you bring Michael Olowokandi on to your team disaster is soon to follow.

I've had 36 orthopedic operations have two fused ankles my knees hands and wrists don't work I now have a fused spine other than that everything is great.

Health is the most critical thing in our life. With your health anything is possible without it you can't do anything.

Music is my life. It's inseparable from anything else that I do.

If Anthony Johnson ever gets a jumper who's going to stop him?

The passions I have in my life are my family music books I'm an avid plant collector and I love to ride my bike.

You don't win championships by just being normal by just being average.

Patrick Ewing used to be much better in every aspect of the game.

I might be the most injured athlete in the history of sports. I've had 31 operations. An endless string of stress fractures.

I love to play music. I'm terrible at it but I love learning about it .

I couldn't imagine not playing basketball. To me basketball is what life is all about.

When everybody thinks alike nobody thinks.

Bill Russell was my favorite player of all-time.

Where else but the NBA could people like Bill Russell Spencer Haywood Ricky Barry Dennis Rodman and Allen Iverson come in and be allowed to be who they are?

My bike is my gym my wheelchair and my church all in one.

Basketball is one of those rare opportunities where you can make a difference not only for yourself but for other people as well.

You look at Vladimir Radmanovic this guy is cut from stone. As if Michelangelo was reading and a lightening bolt flashed before him.

When you intercept the ball with your stomach that is great defense

Life is easy when you're hot. But what happens when the ball bounces the other way? You just keep getting back up and climbing up.

Without question no hesitation Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was the best player I ever played against.

I can think. I can sleep. I can move. I can ride my bike. I can dream.

But you have to understand my beard is so nasty. I mean it's the only beard in the history of Western civilization that makes Bob Dylan's beard look good.

I had the only beard in the Western Hemisphere that made Bob Dylan's look good.

At 49 I can say something I never would have said when I was a player. I am a better person because of my failures and disgraces.

At 49 I can say something I never would have said when I was a player that I'm a better person because of my failures and disgraces.

John Stockton is one of the true marvels not just of basketball or in America but in the history of Western Civilization!

In basketball you can be the greatest individual player in the world and still lose every game because a team will always beat an individual.

Tim Duncan's foot issue I think is a major factor in this year's playoffs. That's not the kind of injury that gets better over time playing NBA basketball.

Chick Hearn was my favorite broadcaster ever - he's the one who taught me to think basketball how to love basketball.

I started going [Grateful Dead] when I was in high school. I was 15. It was the Summer Of Love.

When I'm at a show I'm yelling and cheering. I'm with those guys [the Grateful Dead].

Love is the single most powerful and important word and notion in culture and language. Until the power of love supersedes the love of power we have no chance of ever being successful.

The great thing about being a broadcaster is you have this incredible responsibility to the people that make it all happen the people that turn on the television set.

What a pathetic play from a pathetic human being.

[Music is] so inspirational in terms of making me want to become better.

There is absolutely no way the best team in the NCAA could even dream of beating the worst team in the NBA? You're talking about men vs. boys.

Being a broadcaster encompasses the business of sport which is my life today and it encompasses the skills of being a history student and the ability of being a performer.

When I think of Boris Diaw I think of Beethoven in the age of the romantics

I'm mainstream. Always have been.

Never forget - happiness ends when selfishness begins.

Greg Ostertag is one of the top centers on this planet!

Never rank rate or compare coaches children concerts or championships or congratulations. Just enjoy them all.

I'm a different person today than I was yesterday. I live for the moment and everything that happens in my life changes me.

Why is Scottie Pippen taking a charge? Taking a charge is for people with no game!

Growing up my parents were very very strict. And then I went to UCLA with John Wooden who was just off the charts.

I live by the motto of "chase your dream make your dream your job make your job your life.

A huge Chinese population here in... Houston.

Health is a function of three things. 1. Luck 2. Genetics and 3. Choices in your lifestyle.

Doug Christie what skill what strenght what power what quickness. The visionof Magic Johnson the athletisicm of Michael Jordan the toughness of larry Bird. Dough Christie has it all

I grew up in a classical music household. My dad is a phenomenal musician who can play any and all instruments can sight read can play by ear.

The only man who can stop Cliff Robinson is Cliff Robinson. The man is unstoppable even at 38.

I could smell colors I could feel sounds.

During the course of my life Grateful Dead played all the time. There were constantly concerts you could go to.

Kenyon Martin is the 2nd best player in the Eastern Conference.

I believe in science and evolution. I've been to the Grand Canyon.

We grew up without a television so we constantly had music playing in our house.

Music is critical in our lives and culture. It's the inspiration that drives us. It's also the window to our souls. It's a reflection as to who we are what we stand for and where we're going.

If you're living for today if you're only dreaming about yesterday it doesn't work. You got to know that tomorrow is going to be better. Then you're on your way.

When you are in unrelenting excruciating and debilitating pain that never goes away for years on end your life is over.

When you find yourself talking about less and less and forgetting the love that you bring never forget there are things you can replace but others you can not.

No matter how good you get there's always something further out there.

I mean I'm 6-foot-11 I've got red hair freckles I'm a goofy nerdy-looking guy I've got a speech impediment-I stutter and stammer all the time-and I'm a Deadhead.

My relationship my friendships with Grateful Dead has shaped me. Our house is a shrine to all our musical heroes.

Mick Jagger is in better shape than far too many NBA players. It's up in the air whether the same can be said of Keith Richards.

There are no guarantees in life. The simple twists of fate and the breaks of the game are the two maxims that define so much of the success and failure in life.

I like a lot of other music and listen to a lot of other music but one of the greatest things about the Grateful Dead is they played all the time.

I love live music. I love going to the event. And to know them as people and to have seen the Grateful Dead grow up and become who they are is so incredibly special.

I'm a fan and a friend I met them in 1974 when I first joined the NBA and my life has never been he same since. I became the basketball player I was because of the Grateful Dead.

Life is about growth. People are not perfect when they're 21 years old.

Kevin Garnett is the prototype for the NBA player of the future. He's already one of the greatest players to have played the game.

Right now you know it's not about the refs or anything else it's about hitting first getting on the run and never looking back.

Success at the highest level comes down to one question: Can you decide that your happiness can come from someone else's success?

No one missed more basketball in the history of NBA than I did. I played 14 seasons on the roster for 14 years and I missed more than nine-and-a-half full seasons.

I learned early on the value and the power of music to inspire and to drive me.

Kazemi has to understand that nobody is going to tell him he has to go back to Iran if he misses a shot.

I learned a long time ago that minor surgery is when they do operation on someone else not you.

My bike is my gym my wheelchair and my church all in one. I'd like to ride my bike all day long but I've got this thing called a job that keeps getting in the way.

Steve Nash is the most unathletic player in the league.

I'm a lifelong stutterer.

I have nothing but respect for the Lakers. So many of their legends shaped who I am as a person and player.

I don't sleep much. I'm on the go. My mind is racing. My wife says my mind is like the rolling dials on a slot machine. So yeah I think about everything.

A lot of people understand what not saying anything means so in effect not saying anything is really saying a lot.

The offensive presence of Greg Ostertag is quite overwhelming sometimes!

Winning is about having the whole team on the same page.

Tracy McGrady is doing things we've never seen from anybody - from any planet!

I was a skinny scrawny guy. I stuttered horrendously couldn't speak at all. I was a very shy reserved player and a very shy reserved person. I found a safe place in life in basketball.