Bill Walton

1952 - Today

Bill Walton

William Theodore Walton III (born November 5, 1952) is an American former basketball player who is a television sportscaster. Walton played for John Wooden and the UCLA Bruins, winning three successive National college player of the year awards (1972–1974), while leading UCLA to NCAA championships in 1972 and 1973 and an 88-game winning streak. After being selected as the first overall pick in the 1974 NBA draft, Walton led the Portland Trail Blazers to the NBA Championship in 1977, earning the NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award that season. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bill Walton has received more than 3,374,734 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 104th most popular basketball player.

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  • 27

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.89

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.38

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among basketball players, Bill Walton ranks 102 out of 925Before him are Vince Carter, Jonas Kazlauskas, Alexander Belov, Ray Allen, Bob McAdoo, and Wes Unseld. After him are Dikembe Mutombo, Dwyane Wade, Carmelo Anthony, Dave Bing, Walt Bellamy, and Detlef Schrempf.

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Among people born in 1952, Bill Walton ranks 310Before him are Jenny Agutter, Mustapha Dahleb, Abdul Aziz al-Hakim, Irina Allegrova, John Carl Buechler, and John L. Hennessy. After him are Gregg Henry, Benny Hinn, Valeri Tokarev, Sergei Sviatchenko, Lee Hae-chan, and Siegfried Stohr.

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Among people born in United States, Bill Walton ranks 6,126 out of 12,171Before him are Malcolm Whitman (1877), William S. Hart (1864), Verna Felton (1890), Samuel Alito (1950), Wes Unseld (1946), and Shelley Lubben (1968). After him are Lewis Cass (1782), Karol J. Bobko (1937), Lou Gramm (1950), Christie Brinkley (1954), Roger Penske (1937), and Gregg Henry (1952).


Among basketball players born in United States, Bill Walton ranks 65Before him are James Harden (1989), Kevin McHale (1957), Vince Carter (1977), Ray Allen (1975), Bob McAdoo (1951), and Wes Unseld (1946). After him are Dwyane Wade (1982), Carmelo Anthony (1984), Dave Bing (1943), Walt Bellamy (1939), K. C. Jones (1932), and Tom Heinsohn (1934).

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