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Jamaal Wilkes auctions off Hall of Fame trophy for almost $45,000

Former Lakers forward Jamaal Wilkes auctions off his Hall of Fame trophy

Former Lakers forward Jamaal Wilkes has auctioned off his Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame trophy.

The bronze trophy sold Thursday for $44,687.50 by Nate D. Sanders Auctions.

Wilkes, who won three titles with the "Showtime" Lakers, one with the Golden State Warriors and two as a college player at UCLA, was named to the Hall of Fame in 2012.

Wilkes, a 6-foot-6 small forward, averaged 17.7 points with 6.2 rebounds through 12 NBA seasons. Through eight years with the Lakers, he won titles for the 1979-80, 1981-82 and 1984-85 seasons. He earned his first ring with the Warriors during the 1974-75 season.

Wilkes was the 1975 rookie of the year with the Warriors and a three-time all-star (twice with the Lakers).

The Lakers retired his No. 52 jersey in December 2012.

His son, Jordan Wilkes was recently added to the Lakers' front office as a basketball operations assistant.

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