Jerry West
Combine a deadly jump shot, tenacious defense, obsessive perfectionism, unabashed confidence, and an uncompromising will to win, and you've got Jerry West, one of the greatest guards in NBA history. During his 14-year playing career with the L.A. Lakers, West became synonymous with brilliant basketball. He was the third player in league history to reach 25,000 points (after Wilt Chamberlain and Oscar Robertson). He was an All-Star every year of his career and led Los Angeles to the NBA Finals nine times. more...
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Complete Bio | Summary
G
FG%
FT%
Rebs
RPG
Asts
APG
Pts
PPG
932
.474
.814
5,376
5.8
6,238
6.7
25,192
27.0
Full Name: Jerry Alan West
Born: 5/28/38 in Chelyan, W. Va.
High School: East Bank (W. Va.)
College: West Virginia
Drafted by: Minneapolis Lakers, 1960 (second overall)
Height: 6-2 Weight: 185 lbs.
Nickname: Mr. Clutch
Honors: Elected to Basketball Hall of Fame (1980); NBA Finals MVP (1969); NBA Champion (1972); All-NBA First Team (1962-'67, '70-'73); All-NBA Second Team (1968, '69); NBA All-Defensive Team (1970-73); NBA Champion (1972); 14-time NBA All-Star (1961-'74); NBA All-Star MVP (1972); Olympic gold medalist (1960); NBA 35th Anniversay Team (1980); One of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History (1996).