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71-year-old Bill Wharton dies of cancer: Lake Warrior Clippers mourn The magician of Tiangou says goodbye to his friend

71-year-old Bill Wharton dies of cancer: Lake Warrior Clippers mourn The magician of Tiangou says goodbye to his friend

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2024-05-28 05:01Posted in Anhui Sports Creators

On May 28, Beijing time, NBA celebrity and Hall of Fame member Bill Wharton died of cancer at the age of 71; In his 10-year career, he won two championships, 1 regular season MVP and 1 FMVP, NBA officials, Lakers, Warriors, Clippers, Celtics, Abdul-Jabbar, Magic, and Dr. J have voiced their condolences.

71-year-old Bill Wharton dies of cancer: Lake Warrior Clippers mourn The magician of Tiangou says goodbye to his friend

NBA commissioner Shaw issued a statement of condolences: Bill Wharton is unique. As a Hall of Famer, he redefined the center position. His unique all-around skills led him to dominate the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He won one regular season MVP and one Finals MVP in the NBA, two championships, and was named to the Top 50 and Top 75 Players. Bill Walton then translated his passion and love for the game into broadcast, where he delivered insightful and colorful commentary that has entertained generations of fans. But what impressed me the most about him was his zest for life. He is a regular participant in the activities of the Alliance, he is always optimistic, always smiling from ear to ear and wants to share his wisdom and warmth. I cherish our close friendship, envy his inexhaustible energy, and I admire him for spending time with everyone he meets.

"As a cherished member of the NBA family for 50 years, Bill Wharton will be fondly missed by all who knew and loved him. My heartfelt condolences go out to his wife, Lori, his sons, Adam, Nate, Lake, and Chris, and his many friends and colleagues.

71-year-old Bill Wharton dies of cancer: Lake Warrior Clippers mourn The magician of Tiangou says goodbye to his friend
71-year-old Bill Wharton dies of cancer: Lake Warrior Clippers mourn The magician of Tiangou says goodbye to his friend

Official Clippers Tribute, Statement: We have lost one of the greatest players and personalities this team, the sport, and this region have ever seen. Bill Wharton is synonymous with Southern California basketball: a native of San Diego, a talented UCLA player, and a Clippers icon. He is a player, an announcer, and an ambassador who spreads joy for generations. Wherever he went, whatever he did, he stood above the crowd. The Clippers extend their deepest condolences to the Wharton family. Bill Wharton is a unique force and we are honored to know him.

71-year-old Bill Wharton dies of cancer: Lake Warrior Clippers mourn The magician of Tiangou says goodbye to his friend
71-year-old Bill Wharton dies of cancer: Lake Warrior Clippers mourn The magician of Tiangou says goodbye to his friend

Official Celtic memorial: Bill Walton was one of the most influential players of his era. A Hall of Famer, MVP, and two-time NBA champion, Wharton can do it all, possessing great timing, complete on-court vision, excellent fundamentals, and is one of the greatest passing big men in league history. He has a lot of fun with basketball and music, and cherishes the time he spends with his teammates and friends.

71-year-old Bill Wharton dies of cancer: Lake Warrior Clippers mourn The magician of Tiangou says goodbye to his friend
71-year-old Bill Wharton dies of cancer: Lake Warrior Clippers mourn The magician of Tiangou says goodbye to his friend

Lakers Memorial: Tribute to the legendary Bill Wharton.

Warriors Official Tweet: Bill Wharton is a legendary player, a funny announcer, and most importantly, an amazing guy.

71-year-old Bill Wharton dies of cancer: Lake Warrior Clippers mourn The magician of Tiangou says goodbye to his friend

Official Trail Blazers Memorial: Bill Walton is a true legend – an extraordinary player, a talented announcer, and an essential part of the Trail Blazers. His mastery of the game not only made him one of the greatest centers in history, but he also led the Trail Blazers to a championship in 1977 and was named the Most Valuable Player of the NBA Finals. Bill's contributions aren't just in basketball, he's worth more than life. He will be deeply missed by all of us in the team and our love and condolences to his family.

He also tweeted: Rip City icon and basketball legend, rest in peace, Bill Wharton!

71-year-old Bill Wharton dies of cancer: Lake Warrior Clippers mourn The magician of Tiangou says goodbye to his friend
71-year-old Bill Wharton dies of cancer: Lake Warrior Clippers mourn The magician of Tiangou says goodbye to his friend
71-year-old Bill Wharton dies of cancer: Lake Warrior Clippers mourn The magician of Tiangou says goodbye to his friend

Bill Wharton's alma mater, the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) men's basketball officer, tweeted: Condolences to the death of two-time NCAA champion Bill Wharton, a member of the Naismith Hall of Fame and a member of the UCLA Basketball Hall of Fame.

Bill Wharton won two NCAA championships and NCAA MOP (Most Outstanding Player) in his collegiate career, and was a three-time winner of the Nai Smith Collegiate Player of the Year award.

71-year-old Bill Wharton dies of cancer: Lake Warrior Clippers mourn The magician of Tiangou says goodbye to his friend

The 77-year-old Abdul-Jabbar posted a photo with Wharton in the past, writing: Today I have to say goodbye to a good friend I will always miss.

71-year-old Bill Wharton dies of cancer: Lake Warrior Clippers mourn The magician of Tiangou says goodbye to his friend

64-year-old Magic Johnson tweeted: May my friend Bill Wharton, two-time NBA champion, Hall of Famer, and one of the most technical centers we've ever seen, rest in peace! People say Jokic is the most skilled center, but Bill Wharton is number one! From jump shots to making incredible passes, he's one of the smartest basketball players of all time. Beal is a great ambassador for college basketball and the NBA, and we will miss him terribly. I send my condolences and prayers to his wife, his children, and all his loved ones.

71-year-old Bill Wharton dies of cancer: Lake Warrior Clippers mourn The magician of Tiangou says goodbye to his friend

Julius Owen, 74, "Dr. J," tweeted: "Today I am saddened to learn that my comrade-in-arms, one of the most beloved champions and figures in the world of sports, has passed away. Bill Wharton enjoys life in every way. Competing with him and working with him has been a blessing in my life. Deeply regretted the loss of the Whartons. We'll miss him too.

71-year-old Bill Wharton dies of cancer: Lake Warrior Clippers mourn The magician of Tiangou says goodbye to his friend
71-year-old Bill Wharton dies of cancer: Lake Warrior Clippers mourn The magician of Tiangou says goodbye to his friend

Pau Gasol, Curry mourn the legend.

Mark Jackson Memorial: Prayers for the family, friends, and fans of the great Bill Walton! I've worked with this legend before! He pulled my son aside during the game and told him how to play. Then, he asked my son to give him his phone. He picked up the phone and deposited his phone number into my son's phone. He told my son not to hesitate to call him if he needed anything!! Since then, he has been my lifelong companion!! He's one of the greatest players of all time, one of the biggest announcers, he's a great guy! Love you Bill Wharton! Rest in peace, big man.

71-year-old Bill Wharton dies of cancer: Lake Warrior Clippers mourn The magician of Tiangou says goodbye to his friend
71-year-old Bill Wharton dies of cancer: Lake Warrior Clippers mourn The magician of Tiangou says goodbye to his friend

Former NBA player Ron Harper tweeted today: @洛杉矶快船队, the first jersey to retire should be Bill Walton. Bill Wharton played in 169 games in four seasons for the Clippers, averaging 11.9 points, 9.0 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game.

Mavericks boss Mark Cuban posted a group photo of the past and wrote: Rest in peace! Legend!

71-year-old Bill Wharton dies of cancer: Lake Warrior Clippers mourn The magician of Tiangou says goodbye to his friend
71-year-old Bill Wharton dies of cancer: Lake Warrior Clippers mourn The magician of Tiangou says goodbye to his friend
71-year-old Bill Wharton dies of cancer: Lake Warrior Clippers mourn The magician of Tiangou says goodbye to his friend
71-year-old Bill Wharton dies of cancer: Lake Warrior Clippers mourn The magician of Tiangou says goodbye to his friend
71-year-old Bill Wharton dies of cancer: Lake Warrior Clippers mourn The magician of Tiangou says goodbye to his friend
71-year-old Bill Wharton dies of cancer: Lake Warrior Clippers mourn The magician of Tiangou says goodbye to his friend
71-year-old Bill Wharton dies of cancer: Lake Warrior Clippers mourn The magician of Tiangou says goodbye to his friend

Luke Wharton takes photos to mourn his father.

Bill Wharton, Luke Wharton's father, was drafted by the Trail Blazers with the No. 1 pick in the 1974 Draft and played for the Trail Blazers, Clippers and Celtics in the NBA; In 10 seasons in his career, he played in a total of 468 regular season games, averaging 13.3 points, 10.5 rebounds, 3.8 assists, 0.8 steals and 2.2 blocks per game, and played in 49 playoff games, averaging 10.8 points, 9.1 rebounds, 3 assists and 1.7 blocks per game.

Bill Wharton's Honor List – 2-time NBA Championship, 1-time Finals MVP, 1-time regular season MVP, 1-time Sixth Man of the Year, 2-time All-Star, 2-time All-Star selection, 2-time All-Defensive Team selection, 1-time rebounding champion, 1-time block winner, Naismith Hall of Fame, NBA Top 50 and Top 75 Superstars.

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  • 71-year-old Bill Wharton dies of cancer: Lake Warrior Clippers mourn The magician of Tiangou says goodbye to his friend
  • 71-year-old Bill Wharton dies of cancer: Lake Warrior Clippers mourn The magician of Tiangou says goodbye to his friend
  • 71-year-old Bill Wharton dies of cancer: Lake Warrior Clippers mourn The magician of Tiangou says goodbye to his friend
  • 71-year-old Bill Wharton dies of cancer: Lake Warrior Clippers mourn The magician of Tiangou says goodbye to his friend
  • 71-year-old Bill Wharton dies of cancer: Lake Warrior Clippers mourn The magician of Tiangou says goodbye to his friend
  • 71-year-old Bill Wharton dies of cancer: Lake Warrior Clippers mourn The magician of Tiangou says goodbye to his friend
  • 71-year-old Bill Wharton dies of cancer: Lake Warrior Clippers mourn The magician of Tiangou says goodbye to his friend
  • 71-year-old Bill Wharton dies of cancer: Lake Warrior Clippers mourn The magician of Tiangou says goodbye to his friend
  • 71-year-old Bill Wharton dies of cancer: Lake Warrior Clippers mourn The magician of Tiangou says goodbye to his friend
  • 71-year-old Bill Wharton dies of cancer: Lake Warrior Clippers mourn The magician of Tiangou says goodbye to his friend
  • 71-year-old Bill Wharton dies of cancer: Lake Warrior Clippers mourn The magician of Tiangou says goodbye to his friend
  • 71-year-old Bill Wharton dies of cancer: Lake Warrior Clippers mourn The magician of Tiangou says goodbye to his friend
  • 71-year-old Bill Wharton dies of cancer: Lake Warrior Clippers mourn The magician of Tiangou says goodbye to his friend
  • 71-year-old Bill Wharton dies of cancer: Lake Warrior Clippers mourn The magician of Tiangou says goodbye to his friend
  • 71-year-old Bill Wharton dies of cancer: Lake Warrior Clippers mourn The magician of Tiangou says goodbye to his friend
  • 71-year-old Bill Wharton dies of cancer: Lake Warrior Clippers mourn The magician of Tiangou says goodbye to his friend
  • 71-year-old Bill Wharton dies of cancer: Lake Warrior Clippers mourn The magician of Tiangou says goodbye to his friend
  • 71-year-old Bill Wharton dies of cancer: Lake Warrior Clippers mourn The magician of Tiangou says goodbye to his friend
  • 71-year-old Bill Wharton dies of cancer: Lake Warrior Clippers mourn The magician of Tiangou says goodbye to his friend
  • 71-year-old Bill Wharton dies of cancer: Lake Warrior Clippers mourn The magician of Tiangou says goodbye to his friend
  • 71-year-old Bill Wharton dies of cancer: Lake Warrior Clippers mourn The magician of Tiangou says goodbye to his friend
  • 71-year-old Bill Wharton dies of cancer: Lake Warrior Clippers mourn The magician of Tiangou says goodbye to his friend
  • 71-year-old Bill Wharton dies of cancer: Lake Warrior Clippers mourn The magician of Tiangou says goodbye to his friend
  • 71-year-old Bill Wharton dies of cancer: Lake Warrior Clippers mourn The magician of Tiangou says goodbye to his friend
  • 71-year-old Bill Wharton dies of cancer: Lake Warrior Clippers mourn The magician of Tiangou says goodbye to his friend

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