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David Lucas discusses Bill Walton's "ride or die" relationship with his father

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It was story time with Trail Blazers great and the late Maurice Lucas’ son, David, on the latest Talkin’ Blazers Podcast.

David explained the special bond between Bill Walton and his father -- a bond that has been strong since the duo played for the Trail Blazers in the late 70s.

He used to ride or die for my father. Any time I ask him to do something, he does it, no questions asked. 

David Lucas on Talkin’ Blazers Podcast

When Bill named his son, Luke after Maurice, that really solidified the admiration Bill had and continues to have for the Enforcer.

“I love Bill, man. He does talk a lot,” Lucas said with a smile.

Walton continues to be involved in David’s life through the Maurice Lucas Foundation events. Whenever Walton grabs the mic at a gala, people always grab the popcorn and make sure they’re comfortable because they know they’ll be sitting for a while as Lucas explained on the podcast..

He goes on stage and takes over the entire gala. One time he was on there for like 50 minutes, talking and telling stories… He’s a legend from Portland. 

And so is your father, David.

Just think about the colossal amount of stories David has about Bill Walton. He could probably go on for days, but the podcast was limited to 39 minutes just in case you're wondering. 

Listen to the full Talkin’ Blazers Podcast with David Lucas right here.