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Wilkes' Hall pitch strikes a chord

Ex-Laker Jamaal Wilkes once again finds the right rhythm in Hall of Fame entrance

Updated: September 7, 2012, 11:30 PM ET
By J.A. Adande | ESPN.com

Until Friday night, it never dawned on me how closely Basketball Hall of Fame speeches tend to mirror the inductees.

Ralph Sampson's speech was ... long, just like the player, whose legs, torso and arms seemed to go on forever. Don Nelson's speech was appropriately unorthodox, concluding with out-of-nowhere references to making watches and bicycles, and an invitation to join him for coffee in Maui.

Jamaal Wilkes' speech was notable for its tempo. He clocked in at just more than ...

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