Walter Bond

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Walter Bond
Personal information
Born (1969-02-01) February 1, 1969 (age 47)
Chicago, Illinois
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight 200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High school Collins (Chicago, Illinois)
College Minnesota (1987–1991)
NBA draft 1991 / Undrafted
Playing career 1991–1999
Position Shooting guard
Number 40, 20, 9
Career history
1991–1992 Wichita Falls Texans (CBA)
1992–1993 Dallas Mavericks
1993–1994 Utah Jazz
1994 Detroit Pistons
1995 Utah Jazz
1995 Chicago Rockers (CBA)
1996–1997 Connecticut Pride (CBA)
1997 La Crosse Bobcats (CBA)
1997–1998 Yakama Sun Kings (CBA)
1998 Select Avellino (Italy)
1998–1999 Bayer Giants Leverkusen (Germany)
Career NBA statistics
Points 873
Rebounds 289
Assists 177
Stats at

Walter Bond (born February 1, 1969) is an American former professional basketball player. A 200 pound, 6'5" shooting guard from the University of Minnesota, Bond was not drafted by an NBA team but did manage to play in 3 NBA seasons. He played for the Dallas Mavericks (1992/93), Utah Jazz (1993/95) and Detroit Pistons (1994/95). In January of 1995 Bond signed two 10-day contracts with Utah Jazz. [1]

In his NBA career, Bond played in 153 games, and scored a total of 873 points. He scored 590 points in 1 season with the Dallas Mavericks, 273 points in two seasons with Utah Jazz, and 10 points in one season with the Detroit Pistons[2] On November 10, 1992, in just his second professional game in the NBA, he scored a career high 25 points as a Maverick against the Minnesota Timberwolves. His single game scoring stats declined for the rest of his 151 NBA games.

He also played professionally in Italy for Cirio Avellino (Serie A2, Jan-Jun '98).

Walter is now a motivational speaker, booking over 100 speaking appearances every year in the United States and internationally.[3] He is also the host of Food Network series Giving You The Business, which premiered in April 2013.[4]

Bond had his 1990 NCAA elite 8 ring stolen from him in 1991. In March 2010, it was retrieved after being missing for nearly 20 years and returned to him as police detectives unexpectedly found it in a house they were searching.

He was born in Chicago, Illinois.


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