Thanks to his sometimes shaggy appearance during his storied NBA career in the 1970s and ’80s, plus his love of all things Grateful Dead, lots of folks speculate that Bill Walton enjoys consuming cannabis. Walton has kept mum on the matter, but while working as a commentator for an NCAA basketball game in January, Walton wasn’t shy about airing his opinions about legalized marijuana. “This whole war on drugs has been an absolute failure across the board,” he said. “Somebody’s got to step forward, and we’re looking for Obama to step up and say, ‘Why are we punishing people for things that are legal? Why are people languishing in jail for things that are legal?’ ” Jerry would be proud.
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