Golden State Warrior
Los Angeles Lakers
Los Angeles Clippers
One of the smoothest, steadiest and most productive forwards to ever play in the NBA, Jamaal "Silk" Wilkes has won championships at the scholastic, collegiate and professional levels. Wilkes was a two-time All-American at UCLA, teaming with Bill Walton to bring UCLA the 1972 and 1973 NCAA titles, and a third place finish in 1974. As a Bruin, Wilkes was part of UCLA teams that won a record 88 consecutive games. In three years at UCLA, Wilkes averaged 15.0 ppg and 7.4 rpg and shot 51.4 percent from the floor. Wilkes was named to the 1972 NCAA All-Tournament Team and was a first-team Academic All-American in 1972, 1973, and 1974.
Wilkes was drafted in the 1974 draft in the first round by Golden State. In 12 professional seasons with the Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Lakers, and Los Angeles Clippers, Wilkes was a member of four NBA championship teams - one with Golden State in 1975, the year he was named Rookie of the Year - and three with the Lakers (1980, 1982, 1985).
For his career, Wilkes scored 14,664 points (17.7 ppg) and pulled down 5,117 rebounds (6.2 rpg) and averaged 16.1 ppg in 113 NBA playoff games. He played in the 1976, 1981, and 1983 All-Star Games and was named to the NBA All-Defensive Team twice.