Jerry West facts for kids
West on February 1, 2010
|Born||May 28, 1938
Chelyan, West Virginia
|Listed height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Listed weight||175 lb (79 kg)|
|NBA Draft||1960 / Round: 1 / Pick: 2nd overall|
|Selected by the Los Angeles Lakers|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Jerry West (born May 28, 1938) is a former American basketball player. He is thought to be one of the best guards who ever played in the NBA. He played from 1960 to 1974, all with the Los Angeles Lakers. He wore number 44, which was retired by the Lakers. He had scored the most points in a Laker jersey before Kobe Bryant ended his record in 2010. He is the model for the NBA logo. After playing, he was a coach and general manager for the Lakers. He was also the general manager of the Memphis Grizzlies and organized golf tournaments. He was originally from West Virginia.
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