West, the main character of the logo, is separated by a wave of remembrance

The Boston Celtics faced off against the Dallas Mavericks in the 2024 NBA Finals, and sad news spread not only to the NBA but also to the entire world of basketball. Jerry West, former star who represents the NBA beyond the Los Angeles Lakers, passed away at the age of 86.

After graduating from the University of West Virginia in 1960, West was drafted by the Lakers and made brilliant achievements with them until his retirement from the 1973-1974 season. He ranked the Lakers in the championship nine times. His career average was 27.0 points, 5.8 rebounds, and 6.7 assists. He became the third player in NBA history to surpass 25,000 points overall, and was called “Mr. Clutch.”

In 1969, he finished runner-up against Boston but was named the MVP of the finals. This is also the only case in which a player from a runner-up team has been named the MVP of the finals. He is also known for inspiring the NBA logo that he created after seeing a basketball player dribble. Even after his retirement, he served as the general manager of the Lakers and Memphis Grizzlies.토토사이트넷

After the superstar’s departure, a wave of remembrance continues. Ahead of Game 3 of the Final on Thursday, a video clip commemorating West was played.

Magic Johnson said, “West has garnered many accolades as a basketball player and manager. He was a great person and leader, and his family and friends loved him dearly. West’s departure will be the saddest day for sports fans beyond basketball fans all over the world,” expressing regret.

LeBron James (Lakers) posted on his social media, “I will really miss every conversation I had with him. It was a dear friend. May you rest in paradise. Hope I continue to make you proud.”

Michael Jordan also said, “So sad. West was a true friend and mentor. To me, he was like an older brother. Rest in peace. Logo.”

In addition, Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr said, “West had an amazing life. He was one of the greatest in the NBA. I’m just so grateful to have known him in my life,” causing a series of condolences by former and current players.

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