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NBA champion, Hall of Famer Bill Walton dies at 71


Basketball legend Bill Walton, who led the UCLA Bruins to two national titles before winning two championships during his NBA career, has died at the age of 71 after a prolonged battle with cancer.


The NBA issued a statement saying Walton died Monday while surrounded by his family.

"Bill Walton was truly one of a kind," NBA commissioner Adam Silver said in a statement.

He was the NBA's MVP in the 1977-78 season and a member of both the NBA's 50th anniversary and 75th anniversary teams. That all followed a college career in which he was a two-time champion at UCLA and a three-time national player of the year under iconic coach John Wooden.

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