Bill Walton, tequila, and the Trail Blazers are having a party, and you’re invited!
Azuñia and the NBA Portland Trail Blazers announced that our craft tequila becomes an official Trail Blazers sponsor in the wine and spirits product category. This integrated multi-year sponsorship brings the legendary Hall of Famer back to the team that drafted him out of college in 1974. It also combines two of his most beloved things – tequila and basketball. Bill Walton, Blazers, and tequila – now that’s a “3”!
Bill Walton and the Trail Blazers
Bill Walton’s basketball career is legendary. During the Portland Trail Blazers magical championship season in 1977, he led the NBA in rebounds and blocks per game. He also helped the team claim its first-ever NBA title after losing the first 2 games of The Finals series on the road in Philadelphia. That wasn’t Bill’s only award-winning season. After a disastrous stint with the San Diego Clippers, Bill bought his way onto the Boston Celtics in 1985. During his first year in Boston, Bill received the prestigious NBA Sixth Man Award, becoming the only player in NBA history to be named NBA Sixth Man, Finals MVP, and regular season MVP. Bill sadly had to finally stop playing basketball due to recurring orthopedic health problems in 1987. In 1993, Bill was elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame, and then the Academic All America Hall of Fame in 1994. In 1997, Bill was named one of the 50 Greatest Players in the history of the NBA.
In 2012, Bill won again by becoming an equity partner in Azuñia Tequila. As part owner of the company, he now celebrates his extreme good fortune every day with Azunia’s new multi-year partnership with his beloved Portland Trail Blazers. In between long sips of Azuñia, Bill says, “It’s fantastic beyond my wildest dreams to reunite with the Trail Blazers, the place where I played my best, particularly as we celebrate the 40th anniversary of our Blazers NBA Championship season. That team was totally authentic and original, just like our organic, handcrafted Azuñia.”
For Trail Blazers Fans
Look for Azuñia and Bill Walton at Portland Trail Blazer games and other team and venue events over the next few seasons. Can’t make it to a game? Don’t worry! You can watch the games from your favorite bar, restaurant, or even the comfort of your own home with your favorite Azuñia cocktail. Visit our “Where to Buy” page for locations near you.
Cheers to a great partnership between Bill Walton, Blazers, and tequila! And Azuñia to you!