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PostPosted: Wed Mar 31, 2021 9:11 pm    Post subject: Bill Walton San Diego question

I've never been to San Diego but I will be there next week. I have a really random question.

I heard there is a statue of Bill Walton there. I've heard it has moved locations a few times. I'm hoping to see it. Can anyone tell me where it currently is, and if it's available to the public to see?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 31, 2021 9:31 pm    Post subject:

If you mean the one of him holding his arms out and posed with his bike, last I heard it is on public display at the Mission Valley YMCA on Friars Road. I looked up a number for the Y : (619) 298-3576 if you want to call and ask them about it.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 31, 2021 9:53 pm    Post subject:

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If you mean the one of him holding his arms out and posed with his bike, last I heard it is on public display at the Mission Valley YMCA on Friars Road. I looked up a number for the Y : (619) 298-3576 if you want to call and ask them about it.


I appreciate that!
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 31, 2021 10:03 pm    Post subject: Re: Bill Walton San Diego question

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I've never been to San Diego


Where do you live?
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 01, 2021 11:57 am    Post subject:

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If you mean the one of him holding his arms out and posed with his bike, last I heard it is on public display at the Mission Valley YMCA on Friars Road. I looked up a number for the Y : (619) 298-3576 if you want to call and ask them about it.


If it is not there, you might want to check in here. Even if you don't find the statue, you just might find something interesting. . . .
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 01, 2021 12:19 pm    Post subject:

Bill Walton statue isn't welcome in San Diego, so maybe they should send it to Portland

Updated Jan 09, 2019; Posted Sep 21, 2016


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 01, 2021 12:26 pm    Post subject:

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Bill Walton statue isn't welcome in San Diego, so maybe they should send it to Portland

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Yeah, that was from 4-5 years ago. The plan to permanently display the statue in the SD airport fell thru after it had been temporarily displayed at a couple local places like the Sports Arena and PetCo Park. There was a big debate about where to put it. But the YMCA in Mission Valley said they were happy to have it and I believe it is still there, it was designed as a permanent spot.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 01, 2021 12:41 pm    Post subject:

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jodeke wrote:
Bill Walton statue isn't welcome in San Diego, so maybe they should send it to Portland

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Yeah, that was from 4-5 years ago. The plan to permanently display the statue in the SD airport fell thru after it had been temporarily displayed at a couple local places like the Sports Arena and PetCo Park. There was a big debate about where to put it. But the YMCA in Mission Valley said they were happy to have it and I believe it is still there, it was designed as a permanent spot.


My bad. I didn't take note of the article date. This is also from 2016 I don't know if it's still there

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The statue of legendary San Diego basketball player Bill Walton has found a new home- for now. After a near two-month stay at Petco Park, the 6-foot 11-inch, 850-pound bronze statue of Walton has been moved to the concourse of the Valley View Casino Center, formerly known as the San Diego Sports Arena.Oct 10, 2016

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 01, 2021 1:23 pm    Post subject: Re: Bill Walton San Diego question

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madsen35 wrote:
I've never been to San Diego


Where do you live?


I'm pretty sure I knew this at one point...but not my info to give. However, I'd like to hear the answer again, lol, to see if my memory is right.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 01, 2021 4:23 pm    Post subject: Re: Bill Walton San Diego question

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madsen35 wrote:
I've never been to San Diego


Where do you live?


Central California
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 01, 2021 4:27 pm    Post subject:

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If you mean the one of him holding his arms out and posed with his bike, last I heard it is on public display at the Mission Valley YMCA on Friars Road. I looked up a number for the Y : (619) 298-3576 if you want to call and ask them about it.


I just called and checked. It is there. Thank you!
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 01, 2021 4:49 pm    Post subject:

madsen35 wrote:
SweetP wrote:
If you mean the one of him holding his arms out and posed with his bike, last I heard it is on public display at the Mission Valley YMCA on Friars Road. I looked up a number for the Y : (619) 298-3576 if you want to call and ask them about it.


I just called and checked. It is there. Thank you!


Hope you get a chance to see it.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 01, 2021 5:24 pm    Post subject:

SweetP wrote:
madsen35 wrote:
SweetP wrote:
If you mean the one of him holding his arms out and posed with his bike, last I heard it is on public display at the Mission Valley YMCA on Friars Road. I looked up a number for the Y : (619) 298-3576 if you want to call and ask them about it.


I just called and checked. It is there. Thank you!


Hope you get a chance to see it.


Thanks
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 09, 2021 5:52 pm    Post subject:

So was it the greatest sculpture in the history of western civilization?
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 09, 2021 7:17 pm    Post subject:

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So was it the greatest sculpture in the history of western civilization?


Was very cool. Got a chuckle out of it. The statue features a Grateful Dead shirt. Don't know how to post photos here, otherwise I would.
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