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Jerry West Dead At 86
« on: June 12, 2024, 11:12:15 AM »
This guy was Yuge to the NBA.  From Yahoo Sports


Jerry West, the inspiration for the NBA's logo, died peacefully at his home at the age of 86, the Los Angeles Clippers announced Wednesday.

One of basketball's most accomplished contributors, West was a staple of the sport across eight decades, winning nine championships as a player, scout, coach, executive and consultant. He was an architect of the Los Angeles Lakers' 10 titles in the 1980s and 2000s and an adviser to the dynastic Golden State Warriors.

Long before West established himself as arguably the greatest general manager in NBA history, he was among the league's first superstars. A legend of West Virginia high school and college basketball and co-captain of the 1960 U.S. Olympic men's basketball team, West made the All-Star Game each season of a 14-year career decorated with 12 All-NBA selections and five All-Defensive appearances, all for the Lakers.
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Re: Jerry West Dead At 86
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2024, 11:21:59 AM »
This guy was Yuge to the NBA.  From Yahoo Sports


Jerry West, the inspiration for the NBA's logo, died peacefully at his home at the age of 86, the Los Angeles Clippers announced Wednesday.

One of basketball's most accomplished contributors, West was a staple of the sport across eight decades, winning nine championships as a player, scout, coach, executive and consultant. He was an architect of the Los Angeles Lakers' 10 titles in the 1980s and 2000s and an adviser to the dynastic Golden State Warriors.

Long before West established himself as arguably the greatest general manager in NBA history, he was among the league's first superstars. A legend of West Virginia high school and college basketball and co-captain of the 1960 U.S. Olympic men's basketball team, West made the All-Star Game each season of a 14-year career decorated with 12 All-NBA selections and five All-Defensive appearances, all for the Lakers.

Dude WAS the NBA.  Down the fuckin logo. 

Saw someone post that in one week he signed Kobe and traded for Shaq.  Pretty solid week for a sports exec.
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Re: Jerry West Dead At 86
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2024, 11:40:41 AM »
One of Sophia's basketball trainers got to meet him, and posted this on the bookfaces this morning:

Jerry West treated me at Mo Bamba’s pro like I was the one he was there to see.
We talked Memphis food, basketball, and the Carbondale Holiday Tournament (his son played in it).  He walked through the gym doors and said “Hi, I’m Jerry West, nice to meet you what’s your name and where are you from?” I laughed and shook his hand and said Mr. West I know who you are, he just laughed and we talked. As the pro day ended, as he was leaving he said, “Justin it was nice meeting you best of luck in everything.” I stood there shocked, here is the NBA logo remembering my name and treating me like gold was soemthing I will remmeber for life.
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« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2024, 11:45:28 AM »
Time to change the logo to look like the greatest player ever...Lebron...
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« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2024, 12:46:26 PM »
Time to change the logo to look like the greatest player ever...Lebron...

I hope you are joshing. 
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Re: Jerry West Dead At 86
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2024, 01:19:41 PM »
Time to change the logo to look like the greatest player ever...Lebron...

You looking to get cut?
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« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2024, 01:50:52 PM »
One of Sophia's basketball trainers got to meet him, and posted this on the bookfaces this morning:

Jerry West treated me at Mo Bamba’s pro like I was the one he was there to see.
We talked Memphis food, basketball, and the Carbondale Holiday Tournament (his son played in it).  He walked through the gym doors and said “Hi, I’m Jerry West, nice to meet you what’s your name and where are you from?” I laughed and shook his hand and said Mr. West I know who you are, he just laughed and we talked. As the pro day ended, as he was leaving he said, “Justin it was nice meeting you best of luck in everything.” I stood there shocked, here is the NBA logo remembering my name and treating me like gold was soemthing I will remmeber for life.

Actual CSB.
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On the off-chance that the fairy tales ain't bunk
And Imma keep a bottle of that funk
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« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2024, 04:42:03 PM »
You looking to get cut?

What? I hear it every day. Jordan couldn’t hold his jock….

I figure it won’t be long before someone suggests something that assinine.

However, hardly any of these new fangled fans even knew it was West.
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1. You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity, by legislating the wealth out of prosperity.
2. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.
3. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else.
4. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it.
5. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friends, is the beginning of the end of any nation.

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« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2024, 09:25:58 AM »
What? I hear it every day. Jordan couldn’t hold his jock….


Kids refer to him as "The Logo." The real ones know.
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