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

Even though the late Bill Walton played for three NBA teams throughout his career, he will undoubtedly be remembered for playing the last few years of his NBA career with the Boston Celtics.

Several former Celtic players including Paul Pierce paid tribute to Walton on Tuesday’s Undisputed saying “He will always be a part of the Celtic family.”

Although Walton only played for Boston for two years, he will be remembered as helping to lead the 85-86 Celtics to an NBA championship.

The Celtics released a statement on Walton’s death.

“Bill Walton was one of the most consequential players of his era. A Hall of Famer, Most Valuable Player, and two-time NBA Champion, Walton could do it all, possessing great timing, complete vision of the floor, excellent fundamentals, and was of one of the greatest passing big men in league history. He derived great joy from basketball and music, and deeply cherished his moments with teammates and friends. As a Celtic, Bill overcame years of debilitating injuries, regained his zest for the game, and helped guide the 1986 Boston Celtics championship with both his play and his spirit. The Boston Celtics celebrate Bill’s wonderful life and legacy, and send their deepest sympathies to the Walton family.”

The Portland Trailblazers and Los Angeles Clippers also paid tribute to Walton.

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