— Walton said the best trash-talkers were Larry Bird and John Wooden. Two small-town guys who mastered the art.
— Walton talked about Nolan Smith and gave him a lot of credit for overcoming his father Derrick Smith’s death. Walton played with Derrick on the Los Angeles Clippers.
— Walton said that the NBA should have a 21-year-old age limit and require players to wait for three years after high school. He can’t understand why the union supports guys who aren’t in the league yet.