Nothing But Net: Just Give Me the Ball and Get Out of the Way

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Hyperion, Feb 1, 1995 - Biography & Autobiography - 272 pages
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For more than 20 years, Bill Walton has been one of the National Basketball Association's greatest and most outspoken players and commentators. Now, the NBA Showtime host sounds off on his own turbulent career, other players, and the cutthroat world of the NBA.

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NOTHING BUT NET: Just Give Me the Ball and Get Out of the Way

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Hall-of-Fame cager Walton looks back at his injury-ridden college and NBA career. With the help of Los Angeles Times sportswriter Wojciechowski (Pond Scum and Vultures, 1990), Walton sticks pretty ... Read full review

Nothing but Net: Just Give Me the Ball and Get Out of the Way

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In recalling the highs and lows of his career, Walton has plenty to choose from, both on and off the basketball court. The standout center played on two college and two professional championship teams ... Read full review


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William Theodore "Bill" Walton III was born on November 5, 1952 in California. He is an American retired basketball player and television sportscaster. Walton achieved superstardom playing for John Wooden's powerhouse UCLA Bruins in the early 1970s, winning three successive College Player of the Year Awards, while leading the Bruins to two Division I national titles. He then went on to have a prominent career in the National Basketball Association (NBA) where he was a league Most Valuable Player (MVP) and won two NBA championships. His professional career was significantly hampered by multiple foot injuries. Walton was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on May 10, 1993 and the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame that same year. His number 32 was retired by the Blazers in 1989 and later by UCLA. He is also enshrined in the UCLA Hall of Fame. In 1996, he was named as one of the NBA's 50 Greatest Players of all time. He was added to the San Diego Hall of Champions in 1990.

Gene Wojciechowski worked as a sports reporter for several publications including the Chicago Tribune and the Los Angeles Times. He joined ESPN in 1998. His work has been honored by the Football Writers Association of America and the Associated Press Sports Editors. He has authored or coauthored several books including The Last Great Game: Duke vs. Kentucky and My Conference Can Beat Your Conference: Why the SEC Still Rules College Football.

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