Hint 2: This player averaged 38 points, 16. I have no problem with Jerry West as the logo. Second, Jackson and Lakers executive Jeanie Buss were beginning a personal relationship that could have changed the front-office dynamic. With him they won 11 in 13 years. First, Phil Jackson had just finished his first year as Lakers head coach and was slowly asserting more influence in personnel decisions.
He would either miss the shot or more likely commit a turnover. Lloyd represents progress and, for that reason, will forever be remembered. A Jewish culture, a black culture, or maybe a European one? Leading the league in assists? He was one of six children of Howard Stewart and Cecil Sue West. You started off insulting me and ended by disrespecting Wilt Chamberlain. Wins are the most important variable by far, not the only. He was only five wins from leading Oklahoma City to its first major professional sports championship this year, but instead of sticking around to finish the job, he fled to place where those five wins would come easier.
That logo is not just about Jerry West, it exemplifies Professional Basketball in a very simplistic, yet elegant manner. There is a span where West is like a man among boys, either stealing or deflecting almost every pass — and this is from all stars like Frazier and Havlicek! It is not even clear the logo should contain any image of a person — it could just be a ball or a hoop or… whatever the logo artist has in mind. He quit mostly because he was truly burned out, so much so that he spent one of the Lakers playoff games that spring in his car, driving the 101 Freeway and listening on the radio. He was searching for something. In the even smaller office next door is Bill Bertka, 86, in his 33rd consecutive year with the Lakers.
J are definitely candidates that deserve to be the logo even more than Jordan because they made their mark before he did. All proved to be good moves for West. We act as if we are making effective arguments by saying Robert Horst having 7 titles negates bill Russell winning 11 titles. He was an automatic scorer, lethal on defense, and could pass, rebound-whatever his team required. The following season, an injury sidelined West. The Lakers played the Celtics, but lost.
Those are the ones that leave emotional scars. Particularly when a father has as much churning inside as Jerry West, there needs to be something simple to share. You lost credibility when you stated Wilt had no heart. Even Kobe Bryant and LeBron James have cosigned this notion. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of Getty Images is strictly prohibited. We are comparing West and Jordan. With Wilt, they were in the finals 4 times and won once.
For nearly 50 years, Jerry West has been immortalized. The 7-foot-1 Hall of Fame center destroyed rims, glass backboards and entire baskets on multiple occasions throughout his career. But that only tells part of his story. He made the varsity team at East Bank High School, and excelled in his senior year, becoming the first high school player in state history to score 900 points in a season. At 6-foot-9, 215 pounds, Magic was listed at point guard but had the silky-smooth game to play, and to guard, all five positions on the floor.
Despite the addition of the two superstars, West still worried about the details. That meant the kid sitting in on workouts for college players. In 1960, as co-captain of the U. Jerry Buss was always big on loyalty, and not just toward his own children. He wore number 44, which was retired by the Lakers.
Or maybe added so no royalties would have to be paid? I loved West and his game. Was a very special player along with all others you folks are fighting about. Wilt is in the conversation of most dominant. The logo is iconic and has stood the test of time and could be any player. He was a bad boy. Clearly, the Celtics deserved most of those championships, and just as clearly the Lakers got some terrible breaks that easily could have given them one or two.
Bill only had one season he did not make the finals one. That didn't seem to be justice for me personally because I had contributed so much in other years when we lost. If Wilt had the heart and drive of Jerry West, West and Wilt would of had many more rings, and of course if Wilt would of been on the Lakers earlier, they both would have had more rings. I guess by now you can see the pattern and reason why they got West as the logo! During the regular season his numbers were great, and even greater in the playoffs, which is what truly measures greatness, not how many championships you have — how many rings you have measures how great your whole team is. So it feels right in that old Laker way first to have had Jerry West as Kupchak's mentor and now Kupchak as mentor to West's son. Can you guess who we picked? I wish I could upload photos as part of my comment because in high school game the local paper captured me in a similar position on a drive to the basket. True, he was in the finals nine times and only won once.