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COURTESY: DUGAN STRATEGIC MARKETING - Bill Walton (right) and sculptor Alison Brown pose by the statue she created of the NBA great.In San Diego, former Trail Blazers star Bill Walton was honored at a statue unveiling ceremony on Saturday.

The statue was created by Alison Brown of Oregon and was commissioned to recognize native son Walton’s various philanthropic work in the San Diego area.

After the unveiling, the 6-11 NBA Hall of Famer led a 30-mile bike ride through Mission Bay to benefit military veterans with PTSD.

Former University of Oregon Pat Kilkenny was among the community backers of the statue project.

Brown, from Troutdale, has been the sculptor of numerous other sports-related art, include The Duck, which recently was unvelied outside Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene.COURTESY: DUGAN STRATEGIC MARKETING - Bill Walton stands next to the statue created in his honor in his native San Diego.

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