How Basketball Great Bill Walton Thrived In A Life Of Limitations

March 26, 2016

Former NBA star and current basketball broadcaster Bill Walton was once at a point in his life where he considered suicide after a debilitating back injury.

He speaks with NPR’s Scott Simon about his injury, his ultimate recovery, tidbits from his time playing for UCLA and legendary coach John Wooden, and even talks a bit about The Grateful Dead and why some lyrics have special meaning.

Listen to the interview in the audio player above.

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