McFarlane - NBA Legends - Bill Walton
UCLA won 88 straight games including back-to-back 30-0 championship seasons with Hall-of-Fame center Bill Walton providing the foundation. His star never shined brighter than on a March evening in 1973, when he hit 21 of 22 shots, scoring 44 points and grabbing 13 rebounds while leading UCLA to the national championship over Memphis State. Walton endured chronic knee and foot injuries in his NBA career, but led the Portland Trailblazers to their only championship in 1977 and was named league MVP the following year. A new generation of fans knows Walton best for his (sometimes caustic) commentary, but you should probably expect high standards from a man who played on two undefeated championship teams.