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Video: Celtics Honor Invoice Walton Forward of 2024 NBA Finals Sport 1 vs. Mavs

zach bachar Contributor I June 7, 2024 Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images The Boston Celtics honored the late Bill Walton with a moment of silence on Thursday ahead of the team’s clash with the Dallas Mavericks in Game 1 of the 2024 NBA Finals. The Celtics also played a tribute video of Walton, who spent

Video: Celtics Honor Invoice Walton Forward of 2024 NBA Finals Sport 1 vs. Mavs

zach bacharContributor IJune 7, 2024

BOSTON, MA - JUNE 6: An overall view of the arena before the game between the Dallas Mavericks and the Boston Celtics during Game 1 of the 2024 NBA Finals on June 6, 2024 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2024 NBAE  (Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)

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The Boston Celtics honored the late Invoice Walton with a second of silence on Thursday forward of the workforce’s conflict with the Dallas Mavericks in Sport 1 of the 2024 NBA Finals.

The Celtics additionally performed a tribute video of Walton, who spent two years of his Corridor of Fame profession in Boston.

Walton’s household was additionally in attendance for the sport, whereas gamers warmed up in shirts that featured the final identify of the previous MVP.

Bleacher Report @BleacherReport

Adam Silver says the gamers will warmup in a Invoice Walton shirt in honor of the late Corridor of Famer 🙏

Walton’s household is in attendance for Sport 1 of the NBA Finals. pic.twitter.com/mdgYwCfxr3

The Celtics additionally gave out tie-dye pins to honor Walton, who was a notable Grateful Lifeless fan (h/t Jared Weiss of The Athletic).

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Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA

Celtics giving out Invoice Walton pins tonight pic.twitter.com/PdnMx3Ah2b

Walton died on Could 27 at age 71 after a battle with most cancers. Along with his storied NBA profession, he additionally gained two nationwide championships in school at UCLA and have become a broadcaster following his enjoying days.

He gained the Sixth Man of the Yr award with the Celtics in 1986, showing in 16 playoff video games throughout that very same season and serving to Boston safe a victory within the NBA Finals over the Houston Rockets.

Whereas accidents prevented him from prolonging his NBA profession, he nonetheless performed an essential function on the Celtics’ 1986 title run and followers honored him forward of Boston’s present championship push.

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