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Smooth like Silk

August 12, 2009 | 10:03 am

IMPORTANT NOTE: The blog may go offline tonight for a bit because of an LAT wide redesign for the blog sites. Comments likely will be delayed as the process goes through, so keep that in mind. I haven't seen the new template, so can't say what it'll look like.  Thanks. BK

Lakers fans, particularly those of a more old school ilk, will appreciate this Bounce Magazine interview with former Laker Jamaal "Silk" Wilkes I saw posted Wednesday morning, via TrueHoop.  Wilkes, who played in LA for nearly a decade, winning three rings and making two All Star games in the process, reveals insights on playing for John Wooden at UCLA, his unorthodox shooting style, and how he managed to play against guys much larger than himself, among other things.

A nice feature on a guy who sometimes gets overshadowed when people reach back to reflect on great Lakers teams of yore. Plus, it gives a great excuse to embed this trailer of Cornbread, Earl, and Me, the 1975 film in which Wilkes starred.