Jamaal Wilkes' smooth subtle style of play although often overlooked by fans, was admired by his peers. For the most part, his achievements during his 12-year career were seldom rewarded with fanfare. But he won wherever he played. Wilkes entered the NBA after earning All-American honors at UCLA as well as being a key player on two undefeated NCAA championship teams and made an immediate impact with the Golden State Warriors as a rookie for the 1975 NBA Champions. He was also an essential member of the Los Angeles Lakers teams known as Showtime that captured three titles in the early 1980s.