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Old 02-23-2007, 10:56 PM   #1
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Default Bill Walton = Idiot?

I like Bill Walton, and think he's a funny guy, but this statement just devalued him as a commentator.

Bill: "Rafael Araujo has worked himself into a good NBA player. It started in Toronto and it has continued here in Utah."

What does it take to be a good NBA player these days? A 2 point, 2 rebound a game average? lol, if you don't know anything about the player, don't say he's good. By those standards, almost anyone who touches the court for at least 10 minutes a game is a good NBA player.
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Old 02-23-2007, 10:59 PM   #2
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^ As stupid as that is, that is not even top ten for quotes to prove Bill Walton is mentally retarded when it comes to basketball knowledge.
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Old 02-23-2007, 11:00 PM   #3
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Default Re: Bill Walton = Idiot?

With all due respect you will not see Rafael Araujo in the NBA in 3 years... Book it!

Hopefully Luke was refering to his work ethic because theres no denying that Hoffa does indeed put effort out there {Which is a reason as to why I didnt excessivley bash him as many did while he played in Toronto} but some players just have it and some dont... Araujo just isn't NBA type quality, im sorry.
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Old 02-23-2007, 11:02 PM   #4
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^ As stupid as that is, that is not even top ten for quotes to prove Bill Walton is mentally retarded when it comes to basketball knowledge.
agreed. sometimes I wonder if he's really serious when he says this stuff, or if he just likes the sound of his own voice.
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Old 02-23-2007, 11:03 PM   #5
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Default Re: Bill Walton = Idiot?

Overhere in Rocketland, everyone, from Sportsradio down to Bullard and Bill, they love taking jabs at Bill Walton. Most Houston fans, don't like him, I know I don't.

I don't like his sarcasm nor his wit, and he bores the hell out of me.
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Old 02-23-2007, 11:04 PM   #6
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I honestly think he just does not know what he is talking about and is just talking for the sake of talking. Thats why I like John Barry who pokes at him during games every time Walton says something stupid.
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Old 02-23-2007, 11:06 PM   #7
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Overhere in Rocketland, everyone, from Sportsradio down to Bullard and Bill, they love taking jabs at Bill Walton. Most Houston fans, don't like him, I know I don't.

I don't like his sarcasm nor his wit, and he bores the hell out of me.

Thats why we have John Barry sitting next to him, to say the things we would to him. John Barry has that clever way of rubbing it in when Walton says something stupid.
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Old 02-23-2007, 11:07 PM   #8
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Default Re: Bill Walton = Idiot?

What are some other idiotic things that he has said?
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Old 02-23-2007, 11:08 PM   #9
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Generally I'd be glad to contribute the idiotic things he says, but most of the time I forget what he says in order to enjoy the game, otherwise I'd be angry throughout the game.
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What are some other idiotic things that he has said?

This is off-topic, but did you and Nash=Best lose a bet or something? That's the only reason I can think of why both of you would have this avatar.
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Old 02-23-2007, 11:12 PM   #11
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What are some other idiotic things that he has said?

A few years ago when the Lakers had Shaq, Kobe, GP, and Malone, he said they were going to go 82 & 0 That's when I stop paying attention to what that bufoon from UCLA said.

Bill Walton = Idiot

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Old 02-23-2007, 11:16 PM   #12
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A few years ago when the Lakers had Shaq, Kobe, GP, and Malone, he said they were going to go 82 & 0 That's when I stop paying attention to what that bufoon from UCLA said.

Bill Walton = Idiot

just like

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Bill Walton is an idiot just like Nash=Best? I know he makes stupid comments but damn, come one now, lets not compare him to Nash=Best!





Yeah I know thats not what you meant but thats how it looks! :)
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Old 02-23-2007, 11:16 PM   #13
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What are some other idiotic things that he has said?
I found a website that was specifically dedicated to Walton Quotes, however, it doesn't really have many of his idiotic ones, just his exaggerations. If I could remember specifically each one, it'd be a long list, but anyways, here are a the ones from the site.
http://billwalton0.tripod.com/

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"That was the worst execution of the fast break in the history of the Trail Blazer franchise"

-- Bill Walton, after the Blazers failed to convert a 3 on 1 fast break. 4.13.2003



"Stroke it, big man!"

--Bill Walton, referring to Arvydas Sabonis as he nails a jumper. 4.13.2003



"What balance What on court-awareness!"

--Bill Walton, as Shaq tiptoes the baseline and saves the possession. 4.20.2003



"Maurice Cheeks has seen enough the inability to complete the simplest of plays."

--Bill Walton after Portland calls yet another timeout against Dallas. 4.25.2003



"You might wanna guard him..."

--Bill Walton, as Dirk Nowitzki nails another three point jumper. 4.25.2003



"Flip Saunders throws up his hands in exasperated dismay!"

--Bill Walton, after a phantom foul call against Wally Szczerbiak. 4.27.2003



"How long do these hockey games last?"

-- Bill Walton, because the basketball game is getting pre-empted by a hockey game going into a third overtime. 5.2.2003



"All Don Nelson can do is shake his head and ask what has happened to our once beautiful team?" --Bill Walton, as Portland dismantles Dallas. 5.2.2003



"What a palace this is."

-- Bill Walton, referring to the Rose Garden. 5.2.2003



"This Portland team is nothing more than a band of pranksters."

-- Bill Walton, as the Blazers are defeated in Game 7 of their playoff series. 5.4.2003



"Show some respect to this living legend, this hall of famer...Arvydas Sabonis."

--Bill Walton, as Sabonis makes a nice play. 5.4.2003



"Sabonis is the epitome of competitive greatness."

-- Bill Walton, on Arvydas Sabonis. 5.4.2003



"You're soft."

-- Bill Walton, to Tom Tolbert 5.4.2003



"A huge Chinese population here in... Houston."

-- Bill Walton, making a comment on Yao Ming 1.21.2004



"He had everything, he had... a doll."

-- Bill Walton, on Penny Hardaways fall from prominence 1.21.2004



"He even flew in his hairdresser, Celeste, so not only does Jermaine ONeal look pretty, hes looking to play pretty tonight."

-- Bill Walton, after Jermaine ONeal hits a jumper 1.23.2004



"Goodness gracious sakes alive."

-- Bill Walton, after an apparent foul goes uncalled. 1.30.2004



"You tower over Allen Iverson yourself, you could post him up."

-- Bill Walton, to Brent Musberger. 2.1.2004



"He's been working out in the off-season, on that incredible computer generated body he has."

-- Bill Walton, on Kevin Garnett. 2.1.2004



"Jack up a three Spree!"

-- Bill Walton, as Latrell Sprewell passes the ball off in the midst of a TWolves run. 2.1.2004



"Look at Horace's shoes, arent they a thing of beauty?"

-- Bill Walton, on Horace Grants multi-colored sneakers. 2.4.2004



"Shaq with the monster throwdown, the basket just reverberating."

-- Bill Walton, after a big Shaq dunk. 2.4.2004



"Never let your legends go."

-- Bill Walton, on Shaquille ONeal, whose Lakers beat the Magic earlier in the day. 2.8.2004



"The only thing he is worth is another teams mistake. This guy has ruined every situation he has been in. This is a classic underachiever."

-- Bill Walton, on Rasheed Wallace. 2.8.2004



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

-- Bill Walton, 2.8.2004



"Yeah now that's basketball there, jack up a three in transition!"

-- Bill Walton, as the Blazers and Sonics exchange missed three point shot attempts. 2.8.2004



"It does'nt get any better than that!"

-- Bill Walton, after a confused Trail Blazers team throws up a wild shot to end the first half. 2.8.2004



"Not a critic, just a reporter of facts"

-- Bill Walton, after Brent Musberger teased him about his criticism of Rasheed Wallace. 2.8.2004



"Its a critical game, the battle for 10th place!"

-- Bill Walton, on the Portland-Seattle game. 2.8.2004



"Jeff Van Gundy cannot believe this!"

-- Bill Walton, then a camera immediately catches a shot of a relaxed Van Gundy. 2.11.2004



"You talk about Shaq as a ballerina, what a pirouette from Yao!"

-- Bill Walton, as Ming twists in the lane. 2.11.2004
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Bill Walton is an idiot just like Nash=Best? I know he makes stupid comments but damn, come one now, lets not compare him to Nash=Best!





Yeah I know thats not what you meant but thats how it looks! :)
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Old 02-23-2007, 11:18 PM   #15
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Anyone who takes Bill seriously should look up the words hyperbole, exxageration, and sarcasm. Bill just has a way of being 100% joking and saying it with a totally serious tone and even facial expression. It's a gift really
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