The best known Gail Goodrich appearance came during the 1971-72 NBA basketball season when Goodrich helped lead the Los Angeles Lakers to a still-record 33 consecutive victories. He also led that year’s Lakers squad to its first NBA championship since relocating from Minnesota.
But 1971 wasn’t the year when Goodrich first made a name for himself. As early as high school, Goodrich was helping his John H. Francis Polytechnic High squad dominate the Los Angeles City high school basketball league. And although many people said the small-in-stature Goodrich was too small to be effective playing college ball, Goodrich proved everyone wrong thanks to the keen eye of legendary coach John Wooden. Wooden, would recruit Goodrich to his UCLA Bruins squad (although Goodrich wanted to play for USC), and eventually Goodrich would lead the Bruins to their first two national championships.
As Goodrich prepared for the NBA, people were still criticizing his size and discounting his effectiveness on the professional level. Proving them wrong, in addition to leading the Lakers to the NBA title, Goodrich was a perennial all-star a scoring leader. In fact, there is still a Gail Goodrich appearance in the top 50 of the NBA’s all-time leading scorers list.
**Gail Goodrich Speaker**
The most common Gail Goodrich speaker appearance today is as a studio analyst for NBA TV. However, as an executive with a Connecticut-based golf course management company, you won’t be surprised to find golf on the list of possible Gail Goodrich speaker topics.
**Gail Goodrich Appearance**
In 1996, 17 years after his retirement from professional basketball, there was a Gail Goodrich appearance in the Basketball Hall of Fame.
**Gail Goodrich Endorsement**
The highest endorsement any player can receive from his team is having his jersey number retired. This Gail Goodrich endorsement has happened three times: with his high school team, with the UCLA bruins, and with the Los Angeles Lakers.
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