Basketball Legend Jerry West Passes Away At 86

Jerry West, one of the most influential figures in NBA history, has left an indelible mark on the game. His recent passing at the age of 86 has left fans and players alike reflecting on his remarkable career.

West’s legacy extends beyond the court. As a player, he spent 15 seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers (1960-1974), earning nine championships. His scoring ability, tenacity on defense, and passing skills made him a true force. But his impact didn’t end there.

After retiring as a player, West transitioned to the front office. He served as the Lakers’ head coach and later as their general manager. Under his leadership, the team secured six more championships. His basketball acumen was unmatched, and he continued to shape the game.

The basketball legend is also most notably known as the man on the NBA logo. Look at the picture that inspired the essence of the NBA logo:

As we mourn his passing, we celebrate the life of a true legend. Jerry West’s legacy will forever resonate on and off the court.

Rest in peace, Mr. Logo.

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