Kareem Abdul Jabbar and Bill Walton spoke publicly about their former coach John Wooden.
"It's very difficult for me to put into words the greatness of John Wooden," Abdul-Jabbar said. "He was so much more than a basketball coach. To have him in my life was a true blessing. I will always be grateful I was able to be one of his students."
Walton recalled what Wooden would tell his players before every game.
"I've done my best. The rest is up to you," he said. "Now that he's gone, it's up to us to carry on his ideals of peace, love, excellence, education and service. We love you more than words can ever tell."