Sport: How's the Weather up There?

On a reconstructed foot, Bill Walton is back in the game

"Pardon me, do you play basketball?" "No, I clean giraffes' ears."

Bill Walton has grown up to be a happy if infirm basketball player of 6 ft. 11 in. "What's it like being 7 ft. tall?" asks the usual sightseer passing by, and Walton replies genially, "How should I know? I'm only 6-11." At 30, he has learned to look on the bright side.

His left foot, the one made of bone china, that left him out of virtually all of the past four seasons, has...

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