In the latest episode of the Open Floor Podcast, SI.com's Lee Jenkins sits down with the incomparable Bill Walton to discuss his outlook on life, the many hardships he's suffered and the amazing twists of his Hall of Fame career. Walton also talks about his new memoir, "Back From the Dead," which details the many ups and downs of his fascinating life. The NBA great also talks to Jenkins about overcoming his stuttering problem, playing for Donald Sterling, his relationship with John Wooden ("I never won a single argument with the guy") and his ubiquitous personality ("Can you imagine being married to me?). And it wouldn't be a conversation with Walton without some pearls of wisdom from the former Blazers and Celtics great. Walton dishes out life lessons while also touching on some of his fondest memories involving The Grateful Dead, Larry Bird and more. Tweet Lee Jenkins at twitter.com/si_leejenkins, and use the hashtag #openfloor to have your voice heard. You can find more great Sports Illustrated podcasts at si.com/podcasts, and please subscribe to us on iTunes and Stitcher.
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From the NBA draft to the playoffs and back again, Ben Golliver and Michael Pina take you on a ride up and down the NBA standings, laying out the latest news and rumors along the way, and leaving no basketball conspiracy theory stone left unturned. Strap on your tinfoil hat and welcome to the Open Floor Globe.