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Jerry West, the man who inspired the NBA logo, has died

Jerry West, the man who inspired the NBA logo, has died
Jerry West, the man who inspired the NBA logo, has died

Jerry West, considered one of the best basketball players in history and whose silhouette inspired the NBA logo, died this day at the age of 86.

Jerry Westconsidered one of the best basketball players in history and whose silhouette inspired the logo of the NBAdied at 86 years old.

The team in which he played throughout his professional career, Los Angeles Lakersconfirmed the death on Wednesday, stating that the 14-time “All-Star” of the NBA He died peacefully with his wife Karen by his side.

“Jerry West was a basketball genius and a defining figure in our league for more than 60 years”said the commissioner of the NBA, Adam Silverit’s a statement.

As a player, he only wore the Los Angeles Lakers (1960-1974). At that stage he became champion only once since he had to deal with the golden age of Boston Celticswho won 11 rings in 14 years.

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He also won the gold medal in the Rome Olympic Games 1960 with the selected ones USA.

Already as a leader, from an executive position, he obtained five titles in 1980, 1982, 1985, 1987 and 1988 along with legends like Magic Johnson and Kareem-Abdul Jabbar.

At the same time, West was key to the arrival of Kobe Bryant to the angelina franchise in nineteen ninety six and also managed to sign the pivot Shaquille O’Neal to lead the Lakers of Phil Jackson to the last three-time championship obtained in the league: 2000, 2001 and 2002.

Source: Ambito

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