Whether you like him or not (which is insane not to like him because he’s an icon and good at his job), Bill Walton will be doing Kings broadcasts this year in a part-time role. You should check out this piece by Chris Tomasson from NBA FanHouse on Bill. It’s pretty incredible.
“After he won that championship, Luke was the happiest that he’s ever been. … But I couldn’t be there,” said the father who didn’t see his son after the Finals until later in the summer.
But Bill has been there in these Finals for Luke, having attended all five games and ready to attend Tuesday’s Game 6 at the Staples Center. If the Lakers can overcome a 3-2 deficit against Boston, enabling Luke to tie his dad with his second NBA championship ring, Bill will be there to see it.
“It has been incredible for me to be able to be there for these NBA Finals, having missed the last two NBA Finals,” said the father. “I’ve missed so much of his life, but now I’m there for him. … I am so proud of our son. I would do anything for our son.”