Bill Walton Takes a Stroll on the Strip

Bill Walton Takes a Stroll on the Strip

In the span of about 15 minutes, after leaving Elton John's Red Piano concert at Caesar's, we bumped into Dr. J. with Bill Russell, Bill Lambier, and the drunkest of the bunch, Bill Walton.  The Doc and Russell were leaving the Elton John show outside of Caesar's Coliseum just minding their business.  Noteworthy: the acquaintances that the Doc had on his arm couldn't have been older than mid twenties.  Great work.  Bill Lambier was HUGE.


While sitting on the strip outside of Caesar's enjoying a beer around midnight, a wobbly 7 foot man comes strolling down the sidewalk looking rather lost.  Bill Walton was doing the same exact thing I was doing on Friday night, boozing and wandering the strip.  But, at least I wasn't alone (Update: someone tells us that the short lady is Bill's wife, so maybe he wasn't alone, but he certainly was wandering off by himself) and had my cohort Fun Mike to badger the NBA legend with questions.  "Are you Bill Walton from the NBA?" ... no response.  "Bill! I'm a big fan!" ... no verbal response but some sort of thumbs up was given.  The NBA legend seemed toasted and appeared to have no real good idea where he was going.  The big man was certainly throwing it down on Friday night in Vegas.

I can't recollect exactly what Fun Mike is saying to Walton in the below photo, but I'm guessing it was something like, "What Dude!?  Unbroken Chain from the Spectrum in '95 was awesome!"

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Day 1 of our Vegas adventure was sick.  We hit up the Celebrity game, Jam Session, Elton John, etc.

The Celebrity game was rather lackluster, except for Reggie Bush, who showed he can ball a little by hitting some three pointers from almost half court.  The celebrity game could be summarized with a single image: Bobby Flay being guarded by Carrot Top.

Other celeb sightings on Friday included Dominique Wilkons, Jason Kidd, Sir Charles, John Starks, BJ Armstrong, etc.   I've got plenty more pictures that need to be uploaded.

Ed Rendell, Jim Kenney roast Chris Christie for ripping Eagles fans

Ed Rendell, Jim Kenney roast Chris Christie for ripping Eagles fans

What a week it's been for Chris Christie. 

After watching his top-seeded Cowboys be picked apart by Aaron Rodgers in the divisional round, and being passed over for a position in Donald Trump's administration, the New Jersey governer called Eagles fans "generally angry, awful people."

He can now add being torched by Former Pennsylvania governer Ed Rendell and Philadelphia mayor Jim Kenney to that list. 

"You understand how his approval rating is probably the lowest of any governer in the country," Rendell said. 

(Three fire emojis).

"In retrospect, the governer's had a pretty rough couple years," Kenney said. "His presidential campaign crashed and burned, his bromance with the President-Elect didn't seem to go anywhere. I understand why he may be a little bitter or angry."

Boom. Roasted.

Watch the full video for more.

We finally found something (not great) about Joel Embiid: Manziel Buddy?

We finally found something (not great) about Joel Embiid: Manziel Buddy?

Ugh. Joel Embiid may not be perfect.

He may be buddies with Johnny Manziel, at least according to the former NFL hopeful turned party boy.

It all started when Manziel took to Twitter today to talk about doing a free autograph signing for the people of Texas.

The Twitter rant also included this strange line: "No lie.. I was a [bad word] in 2016 I'm just trying to be a good PERSON again#LostInTheSauce."

Hey, owning it is the first step to recovery, right? 

Also, he knows how to get Twitter's attention:

And:

And:

After doing one Google search, there were reports of the pair hanging over the summer in LA. From Busted Coverage:

[Manziel] was tearing up the Warick LA lounge with his Los Angeles friends at a party that included Jerome Boateng from Bayern Munich, Kendra Wilkinson and Joel Embiid among others.

More to this as we learn it...