Jerry West Dies at 86

Jerry West
Jerry West

Jerry West, an NBA legend whose silhouette is believed to be the inspiration for the NBA logo, has died at the age of 86. West, a three-time Basketball Hall of Famer, passed away on Wednesday morning. Known for his high-scoring prowess and sharpshooting skills, West played as a guard for the Los Angeles Lakers and later became a pivotal figure in their front office, helping to build the ‘Showtime’ era of the 1980s.

Throughout his career, West was named to the NBA’s 50th and 75th anniversary teams and left an indelible mark on the sport, both as a player and an executive. His contributions to basketball were numerous, and his legacy will continue to influence the game for years to come.

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