From Morning Briefing in the Los Angeles Times:
In a “SportsCentury” profile of John Wooden airing on ESPN Classic today at 5 and 8 p.m., Bill Walton says that he and Wooden “fought about everything” when he played for Wooden, particularly his hair.
“I’m the two-time NCAA player of the year and he says, ‘That’s not good enough. Your hair is too long,’ ” Walton says.
Says Wooden: “He said, ‘You don’t have the right to tell me how long to wear my hair.’ I said, ‘You’re right, I don’t have that right. But I do have the right to say who will play. And we will miss you.’ ”
Walton: “I jumped in the barber’s chair and said, ‘Cut it all off.’ “