Chet “The Jet” Walker & His Well-Deserved Hall of Fame Ring
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With thirteen years as a legendary NBA Forward, Chet “The Jet” Walker amazingly scored a total of 18,831 points.
Being 6’6″ may have helped. Being known for his speed and agility may have helped. Being known for his incredible free-throws while on the Bulls later in his career may have helped. Never being on a team that didn’t make the playoffs may have helped — or maybe it’s just pure talent.
The list goes on for what amounted to the star being formally inducted into the prestigious Hall of Fame on 7 September 2012 in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Walker’s niche in the NBA is a distinctive one: the agile forward was named to the first ever all-rookie NBA team and won the 1967 NBA Championship as part of the team widely considered the greatest of all time, the 1967 Philadelphia 76ers.
Check out some of Chet’s career highlights in this awesome montage —
We at Nate D. Sanders Monthly Auctions had the privilege to auction this Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame ring awarded to Chet Walker upon his 7 September 2012 induction. It sold for an astounding $49,555.
In his autobiography, “Long Time Coming: A Black Athlete’s Coming-of-Age in America,” Walker candidly and emotionally describes his oft volatile family life against the backdrop of a still racially divided America of the 60’s — and the effects on himself as an African American player.
Said Walker in this NYT article about the book, “We all think our era was the best, but when I played it was a fascinating time. As destructive as the era was, you had the anti-war movement and the civil rights movement. There was something positive. The human race came together. You had a purpose. Today I see a generation without a purpose. The whole purpose of ball players today seems to be money and living in big houses.”
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If you are looking to auction, buy, consign or sell important sports awards, Hall of Fame rings for sale or trophies, please email Nate@NateDSanders.com.