LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The Los Angeles Lakers have retired the jersey of former star Jamaal Wilkes at halftime of Friday night’s game against the Portland Trail Blazers.READ MORE: New York City Announces First-In-The-Nation Vaccine Mandate For Private Companies
Number 52 jersey was hung in the rafters at STAPLES Center after a ceremony featuring Wilkes’ former teammate and Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak.
Wilkes, 59, joined the Lakers in 1977 after playing three seasons with the Golden State Warriors. He played for Los Angeles until 1985 and won two championships with the team in 1980 and 1982.READ MORE: Drake Reportedly Withdraws 2 Grammy Nominations
Wilkes’ jersey will be the eighth retired by the Lakers, following those worn by Elgin Baylor, Wilt Chamberlain, Jerry West, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Earvin “Magic” Johnson, James Worthy and Gail Goodrich, all Hall of Fame members.
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