NBA Hall Of Fame 2012: Lakers, UCLA Star Jamal Wilkes Speaks At Induction

Few players have made an impact on Los Angeles basketball as Jamal Wilkes has. After making a name for himself with the UCLA Bruins in the 1970s, Wilkes spent the next 11 years playing in the NBA from 1974 to 1985. He spent eight years with the Lakers, winning two championships in 1980 and 1982. He wrapped up the back-end of his career in '85 with the Clippers, winning another title.

Wilkes made a brief speech as he was inducted into the NBA Hall of Fame on Friday night. After he thanked numerous coaches, teammates, friends and family members, he wrapped everything up with a quote former coach John Wooden once said to him.

"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."

It was a fitting end to a speech from a man who meant so much to the L.A. basketball scene over the years.

For even more information on the ceremony and inductees, head over to SB Nation's NBA Hall of Fame Story Stream. For news around the NBA, check out SB Nation's NBA hub. For specific team news, take a gander at Silver Screen and Roll (Lakers), Clips Nation (Clippers) and Bruins Nation (UCLA).

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