Social media reacts to Bill Walton’s death

Basketball Hall of Famer and storied sports broadcaster Bill Walton passed away Monday at the age of 71 after a long battle with cancer.

Walton was a dominant basketball player, earning a Finals MVP Award in 1977 with the Portland Trail Blazers and then following that championship up with a regular season MVP win in 1978. His love for the game was evident even after his career ended, when Walton turned to the broadcast booth. As a broadcaster, Walton was known for his eccentric style, legendary one-liners, and insightful commentary. He will be greatly missed.

Here are some reactions to Walton’s passing from some of sports media’s biggest figures.

Sports world reacts to Bill Walton’s death

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