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A retired yet renowned player Jerry Alan West is synonymous with brilliant basketball. Also known as Mr. Clutch, Jerry played for Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Associations (NBA). One of the greatest guards in NBA history, Jerry West, is a combination of compulsive perfectionism, deadly jump shot, and absolute confidence.
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In the 1960 NBA Draft, The Minneapolis Lakers chose Jerry West with the second overall pick behind Robertson. Under the captainship of Hall of fame forward Elgin Baylor, Jerry West played as a guard for The Lakers. The Lakers improved from their previous 25-win season to 36 wins with their dynamic duo – the low post scorer, Baylor (Mr. Inside), and the long-distance shooter, Jerry West (Mr. Outside). Despite his rigorous practice, Lakers lost to Celtics in his first NBA finals.
|Wife/Spouse (Name):||Karen West (m. 1978), Martha Jane Kane (m. 1960–1976)|
|Children/Kids||Yes (Jonnie West, Ryan West Jerry West, David West Jerry West, Michael West Jerry West, Mark West Jerry West)|
Net Worth, Nationality and Other Facts
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|Full/Real Name||Jerome Alan West|
|Age (as of today)||85 years|
|Date of Birth||May 28, 1938|
|Place of Birth||Chelyan, West Virginia, United States|
|Height||1.88 m, 6 feet 2 inches|
|Weight||84 kg, 185 lbs|
|Net Worth / Wealth||$55 million|
|Occupation||Basketball Executive, Former Player|
Height, Weight, and Age
Jerry West's height is quite tall measuring 1.88 m. Boasting a weight of 84 kg. Being born on May 28, 1938, translates to an age of 85 years as of todays date (July 23, 2023).
I’d go fishing and always pretend I would catch the biggest fish. I’d stay out there for hours after everybody else left until I caught something. When I shot baskets, I was always the coach and star player and always made the winning shot.Jerry West
Confidence is a lot of this game or any game. If you don’t think you can, you won’t.Jerry West
The advent of so much dribbling has created a different kind of player, and it starts at a very early age. We have so many gifted ball handlers. Everything is pick-and-roll. Unless he’s a catch-and-shoot guy, a player is going to put it on the floor and attack. Kevin Durant is a wonderful ball handler.Jerry West
For some reason, I always wanted to work in an environment where things weren’t so good. I’m no messiah, but I always wanted to try and make a difference where a team hadn’t prospered.Jerry West
I’ve always been a very harsh judge of talent because if you don’t play the game on both ends of the court, and if you don’t play hard every night, I’m probably not going to be in love with you as a player. I’m going to respect you because you’re good, but these players are unique.Jerry West