Lakers Mourn the Loss of Jerry West

The Los Angeles Lakers are grieving the death of Jerry West. Jerry West is one of the best members of the Lakers ever. He was a great player and also helped build many Lakers championship teams as a general manager. People see him as one of the best executives in NBA history.

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On Wednesday morning, it was announced that Jerry West passed away at the age of 86. The world is mourning the loss of a legend, an icon, and the logo of the NBA. Even though he had not been an official part of the Lakers for many years, he will always be part of the Lakers family.

Jerry West

The Lakers honored Jerry West after hearing the news. They paid tribute to him on social media and released a statement:

“Jerry West is forever a basketball icon. He brought Lakers fans their first championship in Los Angeles in 1972 and was key to six more titles during his time with us. Our thoughts are with the West family and the many NBA fans who honor his legacy.

Jerry West will always be a Lakers legend.” These words only start to describe Jerry West. Every legend of the game has some connection with him. The respect for him throughout the NBA family is huge.

Jerry West

Jerry West spent his entire 14-year career with the Lakers. He helped them win their first championship after moving to Los Angeles in 1972. He was an All-Star in all 14 seasons and was named to the All-NBA First Team 10 times. He was also the first NBA Finals MVP even though his team lost.

Jerry West will never be forgotten. His legacy will live on not just in the Lakers organization but in the NBA as a whole.

LeBron James Shares Sadness Over Jerry West’s Death

Current Lakers star LeBron James also shared his sadness on social media after hearing about Jerry West’s death. LeBron called West a mentor and friend. He said he will miss the talks they had over the years. Even though they were not in the Lakers at the same time, they were still family and shared a lot of love and respect.

Jerry West’s contributions to the Lakers and the NBA are countless. His skills, leadership, and character made him a true legend. The Lakers and the entire basketball world will always remember and honor him. His impact on the game and on the people who knew him will last forever.

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