National News

Basketball legend Bill Walton dead at 71

todayMay 27, 2024

Background

Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images

(NEW YORK) — Bill Walton, the legendary basketball player and sportscaster, died Monday at 71, according to the NBA.

The two-time NBA champion and Hall of Famer died of cancer and was surrounded by family, the NBA said.

In a statement, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver called Walton “truly one of a kind.”

“As a Hall of Fame player, he redefined the center position,” Silver said. “His unique all-around skills made him a dominant force at UCLA and led to an NBA regular-season and Finals MVP, two NBA championships and a spot on the NBA’s 50th and 75th Anniversary Teams.”

This is a story in development.

Copyright © 2024, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.

Written by:

Similar posts

National News

Arkansas grocery store shooting was ‘completely random,’ police say

KATV(FORDYCE, A.R.) -- The shooting at an Arkansas grocery store on Friday was "a completely random, senseless act," Arkansas State Police Col. Mike Hagar said in a press conference Sunday.Police have not determined a motive for the attack at the Mad Butcher grocery store in Fordyce that killed four people […]

todayJune 23, 2024


CONTACTS

ABOUT

WMEX Boston can be heard at 1510 AM, and 101.1 FM. Playing the greatest hits from 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, and more!

SPONSORS

0%