press conference at the San Diego Yacht Club ahead of the 2016 Amgen Tour of California on May 13, 2016 in San Diego, California.

Bill Walton is an eccentric fellow. Everyone knows this. To add to his already peculiar personality, he is also a very avid biker. Not that there is anything wrong with biking, but at 6’11, he stands out in a crowd.

Monday, tragedy struck when it appeared Walton was without his beloved bike after traveling to Hawaii. He took to Twitter and pleaded to Hawaiian Airlines to return his bike after it was presumably lost in transit.

It starts out simple enough, the man wants his bike back. When you have some celebrity clout, you can get these companies to respond in short order.

They give a typical response and try their best to put a customer service slant on the incident.

Walton wasn’t having it though. The man just wants his bike. It doesn’t matter that he is trying to talk directly to a brand, he is going to do whatever he can to make it happen

Little did Hawaiian Airlines know they were walking into one of the better burns in recent memory.

ZING! Walton should frame this tweet because it is an absolute all-timer. Then, perhaps because of his burn and perhaps unrelated, the story came to a happy end.

While he doesn’t provide much information, only tagging a fellow that owns a bike shop in Maui, we can assume cosmic forces helped Walton get his wheels back. Also, the basketball announcer ends his tweet chain by noting that he is going to be biking up to a volcano. As you do.

It’s Bill Walton’s world, we’re just living in it.

[Bill Walton]

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