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#1 Posted on 9.6.02 2051.20
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...that Bill Walton has been watching 80's WWF footage and studying the ways of the heel commentator. He hardly spoke in the second half of the 2nd quarter and has been bickoring with Marv Albert on and off for the duraton of the game, even more than usual. Most people hate Walton as a commentator and I can honestly see why they do, but I find the three man team to be extremely entertaining with their arguements being the highlight of the game thus far.

And for those of you wondering, yes it does look like Walton, Jones, Ahmad Rashad and most likely even Bob Costas are set to head to ESPN/ABC with the NBA. Marv Albert may or may not be the lead man still but he is definately going to be on most TNT broadcasts of the NBA.
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#2 Posted on 9.6.02 2101.39
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I find Walton to be the most interesting part of the game. The game itself has not been terribly entertaining, but Walton always says something to make you think. It might be that you think - "man, is he stupid" or "what is he smoking?" or something like that, but it's entertaining!
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#3 Posted on 9.6.02 2129.55
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I am SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SOOOOO SICK of hearing Walton say the completely stupid and lame phrase "Throw it down!".
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#4 Posted on 9.6.02 2140.26
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Has Walton ever said anything worthwhile?

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#5 Posted on 9.6.02 2152.42
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"Throw it down big man...THROW IT DOWN!!!"

I don't know if it was a joke or not but I didnt really get that exchange at the beginning where Marv and Bill kept asking eachother what the score was.

As for Walton ever saying anything worthwhile, I think he is effective in that everything he says is from his era and he doesnt get that caught up in the flashiness of the new era of the NBA. Again, I fully understand why 95% of people probably abhor him but I find him to be entertaining.
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#6 Posted on 10.6.02 1222.47
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Hmmmm that would make for an interesting idea. Every local NBA broadcast team should have a heel color commentator that would be biased against the local team. Every good play your team does would be dismissed as "lucky" or "illegal", and when your team loses, he'll rub salt in the wound.
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#7 Posted on 10.6.02 1233.15
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I think Vlade Divac would be the perfect man for the job.
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#8 Posted on 10.6.02 1710.59
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Keep in mind that Walton has been to many a Grateful Dead concert, so his mind has been eroded by the weed.
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#9 Posted on 12.6.02 1816.07
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his new catchphrase is the best thing about this mockery of an NBA Finals

My friends and I have a new saying thanks to that 50 teeth having M.F'er

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THROW IT DOWN BIG MAN! THROW IT DOWN!!!!
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#10 Posted on 16.6.02 2307.36
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    Originally posted by evilwaldo
    Has Walton ever said anything worthwhile?




Back in the days when the Clippers truly did suck, Walton alone was reason enough to watch them. Some classics:

"Is there anybody on this team worthy of playing in the NBA?"

"These guys stink worse the shoes I wore in 1977."

"What a boneheaded play. This is the stupidest team in the history of the NBA."

I'm not sure what you consider "worthwhile," but it was worthwhile to me. Those were the days.
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#11 Posted on 17.6.02 1514.50
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    Originally posted by Jay Bower
    ...And for those of you wondering, yes it does look like Walton, Jones, Ahmad Rashad and most likely even Bob Costas are set to head to ESPN/ABC with the NBA. Marv Albert may or may not be the lead man still but he is definately going to be on most TNT broadcasts of the NBA.




Is Costas really going to go to ABCESPN? Does this mean he might also work some baseball games?
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#12 Posted on 17.6.02 1812.10
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Costas just signed a contract to stay with NBC a ocuple months ago. It also allows him to keep up his HBO show. He will not be going to ABC
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#13 Posted on 17.6.02 1836.34
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Any idea why ABC/ESPN doesnt want Marv?
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#14 Posted on 17.6.02 2030.35
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    Originally posted by DJ FrostyFreeze
    Any idea why ABC/ESPN doesnt want Marv?


My only thought is that they are loaded with play-by-play guys as it is. I assume Musburger will be the top play by play man, moving over from radio. Certainly Marv would be a better choice, but they may feel that they have enough play-by-play guys and don't want to take on any more contracts. It would seem to be a good fit, though, since Marv also does hockey and boxing, two sports pretty exclusive to ABCESPN. I hope they sign him. NBA without Marv would be missing something.
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#15 Posted on 19.6.02 0746.35
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Disney + ALL THE STUFF THAT MARV DID EVER?
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#16 Posted on 19.6.02 1204.38
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Dammit, I keep forgetting that Disney owns ABC/ESPN/EVERYTHING. My Bad.
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#17 Posted on 19.6.02 1501.29
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    Originally posted by DJ FrostyFreeze
    Dammit, I keep forgetting that Disney owns ABC/ESPN/EVERYTHING. My Bad.

Disney + Time Warner + News Corp (Fox) = EVERYTHING
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#18 Posted on 19.6.02 2114.02
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that's just a scary thought..... i hate huge coporations.
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#19 Posted on 21.6.02 2108.30
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Walton has been "persona non grata" in Illinois since his horrendously vicious one-sided call of the Illinois-Arizona NCAA tourney game some time ago.

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