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Gail Goodrich returns to where it all started -- Madison Middle School

Gail Goodrich returns to where it all started -- Madison Middle School

Gail Goodrich has received many honors for his days as a basketball player in Southern California. Each team he played for — Sun Valley Poly, UCLA and the Lakers — retired his jersey. He was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1996.

But on Friday morning, the 73-year-old now living in Idaho returned to the place it all started — Madison Middle School in North Hollywood, where he enrolled when the school opened in 1956. On its 60th anniversary, the school named its gym the Gail Goodrich Sports Center.

"Wow, it really doesn't get any...

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