I love how both guys ended up on the greatest team ever to win a title (Walton and DJ) and I still think without injuries Walton is more than the best 6th man of all time.I remember the Baltimore Bullets winning the 1978 NBA Championship (you don't live in Boston Celtics territory and not be acutely aware of who else gains that title if it's not your team). Articles were written about what a low key titleholder that team was where the revered NFL Colts were the premiere sports franchise. Portland's Trail Blazers got a lot more attention with Bill Walton in 1977, as the Seattle Supersonics would in 1979 with Dennis Johnson. The 1978 Bullets had arguably the lowest profile of any NBA Champion ever.
But regarding the Bullets,it's no secret the game was on it's knees at that time.
But we all know now a saviour was en route to save the EC and the whole league....
Not that I like to talk about him much.