Following the announcement of Kareem's statue outside Staples Center (unveiling is set for November 16th), the Lakers announced that another Bruin/Laker legend will receive honors from the team this year. Jamaal Wilkes' #52 will be retired on December 28th.
Also joining Wilkes in the Staples Center rafters this season: Shaquille O'Neal on April 2nd.
Jamaal Wilkes, who played for John Wooden as Keith Wilkes, is a finalist for the Basketball Hall of Fame class of 2010. Wilkes also starred for the Golden State Warriors and the Los Angeles Lakers: