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Jerry West, NBA and Lakers legend, dead at 86

  

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Via:  vic-eldred  •  one month ago  •  2 comments

By:   nypostsports (New York Post)

Jerry West, NBA and Lakers legend, dead at 86
Jerry West, one of the greatest players in NBA history who also built the 1980 Lakers dynasty as their general manager, died Wednesday morning, the Clippers announced.

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Jerry West, one of the greatest players in NBA history who also built the 1980 Lakers dynasty as their general manager, died Wednesday morning, the Clippers announced.

He was 86. A cause of death was not disclosed.

West's wife Karen was by his side when he passed.

West, whose silhouette is used for the NBA's logo, had been working for the Clippers as a consultant.

Inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 1980, West was an All-Star every season of his 14-year career, all with the Lakers, and helped lead them to an NBA championship in 1972.

He averaged 27 points, 6.7 assists and 5.8 rebounds for his career.

West, who has a statue outside the Lakers' arena and whose No. 44 is retired by the team, made the All-NBA first team 10 times, the All-Defensive first team four times and was the 1970 scoring champion.

Born in Chelyan, W.V., Jerome Alan West played collegiately at West Virginia University, where he was a two-time first team All-American.

He was taken No. 2 overall by the Minneapolis Lakers in the 1960 NBA draft right before the team relocated to Los Angeles.

West, who received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2019, had two sons, Ryan and Jonnie, with his second wife Karen, and thee sons, David, Mark and Michael, with his first wife, Martha.


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Vic Eldred
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1  seeder  Vic Eldred    one month ago

Those were the days.

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
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2  Sean Treacy    one month ago

RIP to the logo

 
 

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