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Keith Erickson

Posted On - May 22, 2015

Keith Erickson played on UCLA’s first two NCAA championship basketball teams under Coach John Wooden in 1964 and 1965. He also played on the first U.S. Olympic men’s volleyball team in Tokyo in 1964.

After leaving UCLA, Erickson spent 12 years making his way around the NBA. He played his rookie year with the San Francisco Warriors, two years with the Chicago Bulls, five years with the Los Angeles Lakers, and four years with the Phoenix Suns. The crowning achievement of his NBA career was playing on the Los Angeles Lakers championship team in 1972 with basketball legends Wilt Chamberlain and Jerry West.

After leaving the league, Erickson put his experiences and knowledge gained on the court to good use working as commentator for Lakers games on radio and television with Chick Hearn from 1979 to 1987. He also worked as a commentator for the Phoenix Suns for seven years.

Erickson is currently a consultant for several California companies.