The Lakers (14-15) will retire Wilkes' No. 52 jersey at halftime when they host the Portland Trail Blazers (14-13) tonight at Staples Center, making him the eighth Lakers player to receive such consideration. On Jan. 17, the Bruins will retire his other No. 52 jersey. On Jan. 28, Wilkes will be honored for his jersey retirements at halftime when Santa Barbara High School visits Ventura High.
"I always played with great players. That was part of the criticism that some people held against me in the Hall of Fame," Wilkes said in a phone interview with this newspaper. "I always played in California. I don't think I was really appreciated by the East Coast establishment."
Great another legend up up in the air at staples
Edited by manaro90, December 28, 2012 - 08:50 AM.