American basketball player
Jerry West Rank
Jerry West Rank
About Jerry West
Jerry West is an American retired player who played in the National Basketball Association (NBA) from 1960 to 1974, all with the Los Angeles Lakers. He is famously known for being the person – or more accurately, his silhouette – featured in the NBA’s logo. He is a one-time NBA Champion (1972), a one-time NBA Finals Most Valuable Player (1969), and a fourteen-time NBA All-Star (1961 – 1974). West was originally drafted as the second overall pick in the 1960 NBA Draft by the then-Minneapolis Lakers.
Outside the Court
After a brief coaching career from 1976 to 1979, West turned his attention to front office management, helping build the Lakers dynasty in the 1980’s (dubbed as the Showtime Lakers), kept the team afloat in the 1990’s, and ushered in the Shaq-Kobe era in Los Angeles during the early 2000’s. He also had a hand in the resurgence of the Memphis Grizzlies in the 2000’s and the Golden State Warriors in this current decade.
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Famous quotes by Jerry West
To be candid with you, free agency hurts all sports. It's great for athletes making an enormous amount of money. But to say it helps the sports, I don't believe that.Jerry West
When it's time for me to walk away from something, I walk away from it. My mind, my body, my conscience tell me that enough is enough.Jerry West
You can't get much done in life if you only work on the days when you feel good.Jerry West
Jerry West's Popularity
Jerry West is a famous American basketball player, who was born on May 28, 1938. As a person born on this date, Jerry West is listed in our database as the 10th most popular celebrity for the day (May 28) and the 17th most popular for the year (1938).
People born on May 28 fall under the Zodiac sign of Gemini, the Twins. Jerry West is the 396th most popular Gemini.
Aside from information specific to Jerry West's birthday, Jerry West is the 2733rd most famous American.
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