Bill Walton Jan 2, 2020; Boulder, Colorado, USA; ESPN broadcaster Bill Walton before the game between the Oregon Ducks against the Colorado Buffaloes at the CU Events Center. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Hall of Famer Bill Walton is back in the news for attacking his homeless neighbors in San Diego.

Walton, along with George Mullen, penned an op-ed in San Diego Times, in which he advocated for homeless populations to be rounded up and relocated to taxpayer-funded work camps.

“Most of us can no longer walk or bicycle our downtown city streets, sidewalks, and parks without facing an obstacle course of tents, bodies, human excrement, needles, trash, and a slew of walking zombies who are impossible to distinguish between those just down on their luck and others who are out-of-control substance abusers about to attack us,” Walton and Mullen wrote.

Their idea involves shipping homeless people to places like Sunshine Ranch, a large-scale temporary ranch in the layout of old California ranchos, that would be entirely set aside for previously homeless populations.

Walton and Mullen say Sunshine Ranch has three goals: Provide “real help” to “our homeless brothers and sisters,” “clean up” our cities, and “return our cities to the Rule of Law, which is the key component of our social compact and civilized and sustainable societies.”

Walton previously made headlines in September 2022 for attacking San Diego’s mayor for not doing anything about the city’s burgeoning homeless population.

[San Diego Times]