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Jerry West

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Born
1938 (82 years old)

Birth Place
Chelyan, West Virginia

Position
Point Guard

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44

Height
6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)

Weight
185 lb (84 kg)

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Jerry Alan West (born May 28, 1938) is an American retired basketball player who played his entire professional career for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). His nicknames included Mr. Clutch, for his ability to make a big play in a clutch situation, such as his famous buzzer-beating 60-foot shot that tied Game 3 of the 1970 NBA Finals against the New York Knicks; The Logo, in reference to his silhouette being incorporated into the NBA logo; Mr. Outside, in reference to his perimeter play with the Los Angeles Lakers; and Zeke from Cabin Creek, for the creek near his birthplace of Chelyan, West Virginia. West played the small forward position early in his career, and he was a standout at East Bank High School and at West Virginia University, where he led the Mountaineers to the 1959 NCAA championship game. He earned the NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player honor despite the loss. He then embarked on a 14-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers, and was the co-captain of the 1960 U.S. Olympic gold medal team, a squad that was inducted as a unit into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2010.

West's NBA career was highly successful. Playing the guard position, he was voted 12 times into the All-NBA First and Second Teams, was elected into the NBA All-Star Team 14 times, and was chosen as the All-Star MVP in 1972, the same year that he won the only title of his career. West holds the NBA record for the highest points per game average in a playoff series with 46.3. He was also a member of the first five NBA All-Defensive Teams (one second, followed by four firsts), which were introduced when he was 32 years old. Having played in nine NBA Finals, he is also the only player in NBA history to be named Finals MVP despite being on the losing team (1969). West was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 1980 and voted as one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA history in 1996.

After his playing career ended, West took over as head coach of the Lakers for three years. He led Los Angeles into the playoffs each year and earned a Western Conference Finals berth once. Working as a player-scout for three years, West was named general manager of the Lakers prior to the 1982–83 NBA season. Under his reign, Los Angeles won six championship rings. In 2002, West became general manager of the Memphis Grizzlies and helped the franchise win their first-ever playoff berths. For his contributions, West won the NBA Executive of the Year Award twice, once as a Lakers manager (1995) and then as a Grizzlies manager (2004). West's son, Jonnie, played college basketball for West Virginia.


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1957-1960


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1960-1974


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Los Angeles LakersAppearancesNBA1973-197432

Los Angeles LakersAssistsNBA1973-1974207

Los Angeles LakersBlocksNBA1973-197423

Los Angeles LakersMinutes PlayedNBA1973-1974981

Los Angeles LakersPointsNBA1973-1974633

Los Angeles LakersReboundsNBA1973-1974118

Los Angeles LakersStealsNBA1973-197481


Los Angeles LakersAppearancesNBA1972-197386

Los Angeles LakersAssistsNBA1972-1973739

Los Angeles LakersMinutes PlayedNBA1972-19733,098

Los Angeles LakersPointsNBA1972-19731,976

Los Angeles LakersReboundsNBA1972-1973365


Los Angeles LakersAppearancesNBA1971-197292

Los Angeles LakersAssistsNBA1971-1972881

Los Angeles LakersMinutes PlayedNBA1971-19723,581

Los Angeles LakersPointsNBA1971-19722,329

Los Angeles LakersReboundsNBA1971-1972400


Los Angeles LakersAppearancesNBA1970-197169

Los Angeles LakersAssistsNBA1970-1971655

Los Angeles LakersMinutes PlayedNBA1970-19712,845

Los Angeles LakersPointsNBA1970-19711,859

Los Angeles LakersReboundsNBA1970-1971320


Los Angeles LakersAppearancesNBA1969-197092

Los Angeles LakersAssistsNBA1969-1970705

Los Angeles LakersMinutes PlayedNBA1969-19703,936

Los Angeles LakersPointsNBA1969-19702,871

Los Angeles LakersReboundsNBA1969-1970404


Los Angeles LakersAppearancesNBA1968-196979

Los Angeles LakersAssistsNBA1968-1969558

Los Angeles LakersMinutes PlayedNBA1968-19693,151

Los Angeles LakersPointsNBA1968-19692,136

Los Angeles LakersReboundsNBA1968-1969333


Los Angeles LakersAppearancesNBA1967-196866

Los Angeles LakersAssistsNBA1967-1968392

Los Angeles LakersMinutes PlayedNBA1967-19682,541

Los Angeles LakersPointsNBA1967-19681,805

Los Angeles LakersReboundsNBA1967-1968375


Los Angeles LakersAppearancesNBA1966-196767

Los Angeles LakersAssistsNBA1966-1967447

Los Angeles LakersMinutes PlayedNBA1966-19672,671

Los Angeles LakersPointsNBA1966-19671,892

Los Angeles LakersReboundsNBA1966-1967393


Los Angeles LakersAppearancesNBA1965-196693

Los Angeles LakersAssistsNBA1965-1966559

Los Angeles LakersMinutes PlayedNBA1965-19663,837

Los Angeles LakersPointsNBA1965-19662,955

Los Angeles LakersReboundsNBA1965-1966650


Los Angeles LakersAppearancesNBA1964-196585

Los Angeles LakersAssistsNBA1964-1965422

Los Angeles LakersMinutes PlayedNBA1964-19653,536

Los Angeles LakersPointsNBA1964-19652,739

Los Angeles LakersReboundsNBA1964-1965510


Los Angeles LakersAppearancesNBA1963-196477

Los Angeles LakersAssistsNBA1963-1964420

Los Angeles LakersMinutes PlayedNBA1963-19643,112

Los Angeles LakersPointsNBA1963-19642,220

Los Angeles LakersReboundsNBA1963-1964469


Los Angeles LakersAppearancesNBA1962-196368

Los Angeles LakersAssistsNBA1962-1963368

Los Angeles LakersMinutes PlayedNBA1962-19632,701

Los Angeles LakersPointsNBA1962-19631,851

Los Angeles LakersReboundsNBA1962-1963490


Los Angeles LakersAppearancesNBA1961-196288

Los Angeles LakersAssistsNBA1961-1962459

Los Angeles LakersMinutes PlayedNBA1961-19623,644

Los Angeles LakersPointsNBA1961-19622,719

Los Angeles LakersReboundsNBA1961-1962679


Los Angeles LakersAppearancesNBA1960-196191

Los Angeles LakersAssistsNBA1960-1961396

Los Angeles LakersMinutes PlayedNBA1960-19613,258

Los Angeles LakersPointsNBA1960-19611,664

Los Angeles LakersReboundsNBA1960-1961715

Jerry West
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2018/19
728 Mins Played

28 Goals

10 Assists

72 Dribbles
2019/20
535 Mins Played

24 Goals

13 Assists

89 Dribbles


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