Bill Walton Gave Off Vibes That He Was a Chess Master While Playing For The Celtics, But Lost To Danny Ainge In Their First Game Against Each Other

On today's Pardon My Take... DANNY AINGE! The basketball executive joined Mr. Cat and Mr. Commenter on today's show to talk about his career in basketball, being an incredible 3 sport athlete, the 86 Celtics and great Bill Walton stories, moving into an executive role, trading for KG and Ray Allen, rebuilding the Celtics, and his role with the Jazz now.

The crazy part about this interview is that it was filmed about two weeks ago, yet one of the topics included the one and only Bill Walton. Obviously, those stories hit different after his unfortunate passing on Sunday. During the show, Ainge told a great one regarding Bill Walton's obsession with the game of Chess while they were on the Celtics together. Take a look...

The way that Bill Walton was talking about Chess, you would think that he would be a world-class player. But as it turns out, the information that he retained certainly did not translate over to his skill level.

I'll say this: isn't this example of Bill Walton and chess very similar to sports media personalities? We all love to study the history of the games we cover and different strategies that are used, but none of us are actually good at the sports.

The Bill Walton stories that we have seen over the course of the last 24 hours have been phenomenal. Keep them coming. RIP to a legend.