Bob Ryan on the 1986 Sixth Man of the Year, Boston Celtics great Bill Walton

In this special episode, iconic Boston beat writer emeritus Bob Ryan delves deep into the inspiring story of Hall of Fame Boston Celtics big man Bill Walton, the winner of the 1986 NBA Sixth Man of the Year after back-to-back wins by teammate and fellow Celtics frontcourt player Kevin McHale.

The UCLA alumnus’ soft hands, basketball IQ, motor, perseverance and passion for the game made him a legendary figure in the league of that era. As a key component of the Celtics’ frontcourt rotation during their dominant reign in the 1980s, Walton’s contributions to the club were instrumental in the team’s success that season.

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Sit back and immerse yourself in the captivating tale of Bill Walton’s incredible 1986 NBA season with the Celtics, as told by renowned sports journalist Bob Ryan for CLNS Media.

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