Jerry West: The Life and Legend of a Basketball Icon

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Jerry West: The Life and Legend of a Basketball Icon, By Roland Lazenby.

Asked to create a logo for the NBA in 1969, designer Alan Siegel illustrated the graceful silhouette of Jerry West. That logo has helped sustain the legend inspired by a singular career, and this is the long-awaited recounting of that career, the dramatic story of a skinny kid from West Virginia coal country who made himself into the Los Angeles Lakers' "Mr. Clutch," a man feared by opponents and idolized by millions. From his lonely childhood to his emergence as a high school phenom to his glorious college days to his gold medal Olympic run to his storied pro career to his run as an NBA executive, here is the story of a man who has done more to shape basketball than anyone on the planet.

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