Sports Quote: JERRY WEST

Los Angeles Lakers guard Jerry West scores against the Boston Celtics in this historic NBA action photo from the 1969-70 season.

“Defensively, from a team standpoint, I didn’t feel I played very well. Very rarely was I satisfied with how I played.”

 

NBA great Jerry West quoted after a game in which he hit 16 of 17 shots, made all 12 free throw attempts, and recorded 12 rebounds, 12 assists and 10 blocked shots.


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What level of intensity and sheer desire for victory does one possess when they make a statement after a monster game like that?

Jerry West’s integrity to the game has resulted in success one can only begin to fathom.

He is world-famous for the logo that bounces up and down when the most talented players on the planet take the basketball court. And, let’s not forget to mention the most famous buzzer-beater of all time: a 60-foot swish that tied Game 3 of the 1970 NBA Finals against the New York Knicks. Now, that is someone who certainly deserves the nickname Mr. Clutch.

During West’s 14-year playing career with the Los Angeles Lakers, he became the third player in NBA history to score 25,000 points. Jerry West was an All-Star every single year of his career and he led the Lakers to the NBA Finals nine times. Can you say unreal?

He finished his career averaging 27 points, 6.7 assists and 5.8 rebounds per game on nearly 48% shooting. Not bad for a man who stands 6’2”.

Not only is Jerry West one of the greatest Lakers of all time, he is undoubtedly one of the greatest players to every play the game.

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