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Wednesday, August 25th, 2010 at 10:00 am  |  23 responses

Bill Walton Tutoring Roy Hibbert

The Pacers’ young big is working with one of the greatest to ever do it. Reports the Indy Star: “[Larry] Bird asked the Pacers center if he wanted some help, and tossed out the names of three potential teachers: Bill Russell, Bill Walton or Kevin McHale. All three are Hall of Fame big men. ‘He said it would probably be one of those three guys. I just had to give him my summer schedule so he could set it up with one of them,’ Hibbert said. ‘Who wouldn’t want to work with those guys?’ Bird lined up Walton, a former teammate with the Boston Celtics, and he has spent part of the summer working with Hibbert at Conseco Fieldhouse. ‘It’s an honor for me to work with such a fine young man, such an outstanding talent with such an outstanding package,’ Walton said. ‘He has tremendous potential. We are working on his total game. Summertime is when the championships are won. Physical fitness and skill development.’ The emphasis has been on defense.”

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  • Nick the Quick

    …These days, Roy Hibbert can be seen riding his bike to Conseco for practice sessions. That’s one huge-ass bicycle…

  • rich

    couldnt afford ne1 better. make friends with al jefferson lol

  • http://www.slamonline.com Migs

    @rich – I hope that’s meant as a joke… When I look at Bill Walton, I’m reminded of Mozart in the Age of the Romantics. Throw it down big man!

  • birdy

    should’ve spent more time with his own son

  • http://itsahardwoodlife.blogspot.com omphalos

    Definite perk of having Bird as GM, all he has to do is make a phone call to get a big gun to help him out. MJ needs to take a leaf out of his book and use his fame to help his team.

  • riggs

    is he going to be a future commentator of mythical proportions?

  • http://staticseth.blogspot.com Seth

    Bill’s right, Hibbert’s got potential. If he could work on his foul trouble/defense that would help his progression a bit. He could really rack up the blocks too.

  • http://thekobebeef.wordpress.com LDR4

    I hope Bill doesn’t teach him to be injured all the time. When is ESPN/ABC going to bring Walton back as a commentator? He was awesome.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Migs

    @LDR4 – just like how you can’t teach size, thankfully you can’t teach injuries as well. With the departure of Troy Murphy grabbing boards and taking 3′s, Hibbert could be a good later-round fantasy basketball steal.

  • MikeC.

    @LDR4 – Walton is doing a handful of Kings games this year to see how his back holds up. He said he doesn’t want to deal with the travel schedule of being a broadcaster. However, he said he’d be willing to broadcast games in California because he doesn’t have to travel far. We need the Kings, Warriors and Clippers to get good so we can some more Bill Walton airtime.

  • dsleepy21

    cosign LDR4 and MikeC. Bill Walton is classic and I miss his commentary.

  • http://google c_cantrell

    doubt he will ever half way live up to the legacy of g-town big men

  • http://bulls.com airs

    “…with such an outstanding package.”
    ha!
    good morning everyone

  • Durrell

    @airs LMAO!! I was just gonna #pause that quote.

  • http://slamonline.com The Black Rick Kamla

    I miss Bill Walton’s commentary too, but he can NOT replace Mark Jackson and JVG!!! I can do without Reggie and Marv though lol

  • unrel

    kevin mchale’s post game was sick.. his up and under was dope..

  • total scrotal implosion

    The most injury prone and kobe nut ridding goofball in the history of western civilization

  • a_whiteman

    The posterization of the imaginary defender!! Loved his analysis

  • http://thephotoriot.com davidR

    bill was a great commentator, but the warriors local commentators, bob and fitz, are the best in the biz

  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    Tutor Luke next.

  • JTaylor21

    I don’t understand how people can think that Bill Walton’s an all-time great. Dude is simply a great player not more. He had only two great seasons and one great playoff run and people act like his some legend. If we are rewarding players just for being great in a limited period of time why doesn’t a guy like B. King get more love.

  • http://slamonline.com The Black Rick Kamla

    most people don’t know this…but p/48mins Hibbert is one of the best centers in the NBA….check the stats

  • Mcfly

    You know something is wrong with a person when they blog and have to mention Kobe every time. That’s for total scrotom implosion.

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