JERRY WEST PASSES

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Zeke from Cabin Creek has passed away at 86. One of the all-time greatest shootng guards in the history of college and pro basketball. And a HOF executive.
 
Before I started watching college sports, I was a fan of the pro teams. As a LA Lakers fan, my idol was Jerry West - and almost became a West Virginia fan. I remember when the Lakers finally beat the Celtics in the NBA Finals in 1985, West (then Lakers GM) was so traumatized from losing to the Celtics back in the 1960s that he watched the deciding Game 6 on his TV because he could not go to Boston. I'm so glad he got that last monkey off his back. We lost a phenomenal NBA player, NBA executive and man. Rest in peace #44.
 
Jerry West and Elgin Baylor must have been fun to watch in their day. Strangely, both of them ended up in management with The Clippers.


I think that Jerry had a confrontation with Phil Jackson.
 
Jerry West and Elgin Baylor must have been fun to watch in their day. Strangely, both of them ended up in management with The Clippers.


I think that Jerry had a confrontation with Phil Jackson.
West was a exec for the lakers for 21 years

then 5 years in memphis
then retired

then after a 4 year break joined the warriors as a board member/advisor

then he wnet to the clippers as a board member/advisor ..
 
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