Bill Walton Rumors

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Walton has made it his charge to counsel patients like himself who were driven to suicidal thoughts by chronic pain. His own routine includes sessions in the pool and the weight room and on the bike. “I worry about all the guys,” Walton says. “I see Kevin dragging his foot around because he won’t have the ankle fusion surgery he needs. I talk to Larry about his health. But the greater the athletes are, the prouder and more stubborn they are.”
It would take X-ray vision to recognize most of Bird’s acts of charity. He prefers an under-the-table approach – or on-the-table, when necessary. He tries to keep it quiet. No press releases, no press conferences, no speeches, nothing … unless there’s a benefit to that as well. That’s why Bird participated in One Legendary Night Saturday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, the Masquerade’s annual fund-raising banquet for the Simon Youth Foundation and Pacers Foundation. He might have preferred to stay home with his family, but duty called. “I don’t necessarily like to get up and speak,” he said beforehand. “But tonight I’m going to get up and talk about Bill Walton, and that’s going to be fun,” he added, laughing.