Mr. Clutch. Mr. Outside. The Logo. When you have three nicknames you know you are beyond legendary. Jerry West may have come from humble beginnings, but his NBA career is nothing short of remarkable. Known as an obsessive basketball player from his childhood years throughout his entire basketball career, Jerry West imprint on the NBA cannot be understated. A two-time All American from West Virginia, West averaged 24.8 points a game which led to the Minneapolis Lakers drafting him number two overall in the NBA draft. Multiple times in his career he averaged over 30 points per game (trailing only Wilt Chamberlain) helping to lead the Lakers to six NBA finals from 1962-70. He may be best remembered for his “miracle" shot, which caused game 3 of the 1970 to go into overtime. Jerry played for 14 seasons from 1960-1974. He helped lead the Lakers to an NBA Championship in 1972. Among his many legendary accolades, he was the first non-Championship team player to win the Finals MVP in 1969. His scoring average of 27 PPG is the fourth highest among retired players and his 6,238 career assists still ranks among the best ever. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame as a player in 1980 and as a 1960 USA Olympic team member in 2010. Jerry retired from playing in 1972; he then became coach, scout and General Manager of the Lakers and later, the Memphis Grizzlies. In 2011 West was hired by the Warriors and became instrumental in helping them build one of the most prolific offensive teams in NBA history. West is currently on staff with the Los Angeles Clippers.
100% of the proceeds from sales of Jerry West's autographed basketballs will be donated to a charity of his choice.