U.S. stamp honoring Wooden unveiled at UCLA

Feb 24, 2024, 08:23 PM ET LOS ANGELES– A U.S. stamp honoring John Wooden was unveiled on the UCLA campus Saturday, with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Jamaal Wilkes on hand to honor their coach who assisted the Bruins to a record 10 national championships in the 1960s and ’70s.

Abdul-Jabbar utilized a walking stick to approach the lectern outside Pauley Pavilion on a sun-splashed day. He had hip replacement surgery just before Christmas after he fell at a show. The 76-year-old was referred to as Lew Alcindor during his college days, when he was a three-time national player of the year.

“There’s only one thing I can say which’s, ‘Thank you, Coach,'” Abdul-Jabbar said. “You offered it to us on both ends, you made us champs and you made us understand life. I don’t think any coach can do much better than that.”

The stamp reveals Wooden with an intense search his face and 2 players in the background wearing jerseys with the numbers 4 and 10. Four represents the number of undefeated seasons under Wooden, and 10 is the record number of championship games his teams won in Westwood.Had a remarkable

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