Bill Walton Biography

( 1992 - )
July 29, 2019
First published on:January 10, 2016
by Jack Ol

Facts of Bill Walton

Date of Birth: 1992, November 5
Age: 26 years old
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 6 Feet 11 Inch
Birth Sign:: scorpio
Birth Name William Theodore Walton III
Birth Place La Mesa, California
Famous Name Bill Walton
Father William Theodore Walton
Mother Gloria Anne Walton
Net Worth $ 20 million
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Currently Married Yes
Married to Susan Guth (m. 1979–1989), Lori Matsuoka
Divorce Yes
Children 4
Affair with Susan Guth
Girlfriend Susan Guth

Bill Walton is a former American basketball player and sportscaster who currently serves as the Executive Chairman of Connect SD Sports Innovators (SDSI), a non-profit organization. Walton played for Portland Trail Blazers, San Diego / Los Angeles Clippers, and Boston Celtics during his playing career. He later served as a game analyst at ESPN.

Walton is currently married to his second wife Lori Matsuoka after his divorce with his first wife Susan Guth. He has an estimated net worth of $20 million in 2018.

Bill Walton Bio and Early Life

Bill Walton was born as William Theodore Walton III on 5 November 1952, in  La Mesa, California, the United States. He is an American by his nationality and is of white ethnicity. His birth sign is Scorpio.

His parents were Gloria Anne and William Theodore. He attended Helix High School and further graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles. He also has a brother named Bruce Walton who is a former professional American football offensive lineman in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys.

Professional Life of Bill Walton

Bill Walton started his basketball career from the fourth grade at Blessed Sacrament Elementary School by coach Frank "Rocky" Graciano and also played for his college at the University of California and Los Angeles. He also won the national title there. Talking about his NBA Career, he has played for several NBA teams such as Portland Trail Blazers, San Diego Clippers, and Boston Celtics. 

Walton was picked 1st overall by Trail Blazers in the 1974 NBA Draft and also won the NBA title in 1977. He was chosen the Finals MVP that season.

He then moved to San Diego / Los Angeles Clippers in 1979 and played for 6 years.

Walton joined Boston Celtics in 1985.

Walton played a career-high 80 games and received the NBA Sixth Man Award that season en route to the NBA Championship along with Larry Bird in 1986.

However, he also had to suffer from severe problems. His ankle a problem made him quit the game in 1987. After, his retirement he didn’t stop himself and served as a sportscaster for his team.  After his retirement from NBA, he further became a successful and controversial NBA color commentator for NBC. He termed Michael Jordan average while in the commentary, which created a lot of controversies.

Also Read: Bill Walton's Top Moments during Warriors-Blazers Match

Bill Walton's Personal Life; Who is his Wife?

Bill Walton is married to his second wife Lori Matsuoka. The couple tied the knot in 1991 and have been together for almost three decades. The couple has no children together yet.

Bill and Lori reside in his hometown of San Diego.

Earlier, Bill Walton was married to Susan Guth in 1979. However, the couple divorced after 10 years of marriage in 1989. They have four children together named Adam, Nathan, Luke, and Chris.

His son Luke Walton is also a former basketball player. Luke currently serves as the head coach of the head coach for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association.

Bill Walton's Net Worth and Salary

The 65 years old, twice NBA champion, Bill Walton has spent 13 years of his professional career in NBA. As of 2018, Walton has an estimated net worth of $20 million including all of his properties and incomes. He also endorsed the brands and associated with several brands like Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Phish & others.

Bill Walton owns a house in San Diego, California where he currently resides with his wife and 4 sons.

He is very tall with 6 feet and 11 inches height and his total body weight is 95 kg. He is socially active in social networking sites. People followed him on twitter. Moreover, information about his bio and life can be grabbed from wiki and others sites too.

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