Jamaal Wilkes was inducted to the NBA Hall of Fame on Friday night. He was born in Berkeley and grew up in Ventura, California, and eventually headed to UCLA to play his college basketball under legendary coach John Wooden.
Wilkes then headed to the NBA and played three seasons with the Golden State Warriors, winning a championship in 1975 and being named to the All-Star Team the following year. He then went on to win three titles with the Lakers and Clippers.
Wilkes' induction speech was short and sweet. He thanked his family members first, followed by some kind words about former teammates, coaches and his fellow inductees. He concluded his speech with a great quote from coach Wooden.
"Make each day your masterpiece. You can't do anything about yesterday. It's over. Tomorrow is yet to come, but tomorrow is in large part determined by what you do today. So make today a masterpiece."
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