Lakers will reveal Jerry West statue during All-Star weekend

This statue is long overdue. None the less, he earned it. For his contributions as a player and GM.

ESPN: The Los Angeles Lakers will unveil a statue honoring Hall of Fame guard Jerry West during this season’s NBA All-Star weekend, multiple sources confirmed to ESPNLosAngeles.com.

Los Angeles is the host city for All-Star weekend, running from Feb. 18-20.

West retired as the Lakers all-time leading scorer before Kobe Bryant eclipsed his point total of 25,192 points during the 2009-10 season. Known as “Mr. Clutch” during his playing days, West won a championship with the Lakers in 1972 and holds the distinction of being the only player in league history to be named NBA Finals MVP while playing on the losing team (1969). West was a 14-time NBA All-Star and was named one of the 50 greatest players in NBA history in 1996.

West transitioned from Lakers backcourt to the front office and worked for the team as the head coach and a scout before being named general manager prior to the 1982-83 season. With West as the GM, the Lakers went on to win seven championships and he was named NBA Executive of the Year in 1995.

The statue will be the fifth to be erected at Staples Center and the third that is Lakers-related, following Wayne Gretzky, Magic Johnson, Oscar De La Hoya and broadcaster Chick Hearn.

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  • L8krLand

    Ummm I think there is a man named Kareem that we forgot, you know the NBA’s all time leading scorer (O_o)

    • 242LakerFan

      Dude, one statue at a time, okay?

  • deemac1

    Man, how many statues Lakers gonna have? Good to honor our greats but damn… lol Im sure Kareem will have 1 and ofcours Kobe when he retires… We just gonna look like a museum when its all over hahahahaha

  • lakers2000

    This should have happened before Oscar De La Washed up got one. What did he ever accomplish?

    • lakerman1

      Agreed. Oscar had nothing to do with B-Ball and to have him with Magic & Chic is a shame. I lost respect for him when he was shown wearing womens lingerie.

      • 242LakerFan

        ??o_O??
        How the hell did I miss that? (Not that I’m complaining, mind you.)

        • evil empre

          When they did the first three statues, they where trying to put a statue for each Los Angeles sport. Magic for basketball, Gretzky for hockey, and Oscar for boxing.

  • deems

    i don’t agree with the gretzky statue… he wasn’t with the kings for that long and he never played at Staples.

  • prlaker

    up next kobe

  • Robert.

    Don’t forget Wilt.

  • lakers0828

    Yeah its an awsome How Lakers have so many hall of fame Players I think its great there gonna be giving jerry west a statue but dont forget the Greatest Scorer ever thats Cap Kareem

  • LAKER BOY_82

    They shuld put a statue of LuuuuuuuuuKe lol NOT!

    • BLACK cOps MAMBA

      I’D RATHER HAVE A STATUE OF MARIA! (RAISED TENNIS SKIRT AND CAMEL TOE!) COME ON! YOU KNOW YOU’RE LAUGHING!

  • BLACK cOps MAMBA

    KAREEM DOES NEED A STATUE TOO, AND WITH THE ONSET OF HIS RECENT HEALTH PROBLEMS, YOU NEVER KNOW HOW LONG HE MAY BE AROUND TO BE HONORED AND ENJOY IT! THE NEXT LAKER STATUE NEEDS TO HAVE AN ACTUAL BASKET! (LIKE WILT DUNKING) JEANIE BUSS SAID WEST’S STATUE WILL BE OF HIM AS A PLAYER, SO IT WILL BE INTERESTING TO SEE IF IT WILL BE THE NBA LOGO SHOT!?! ***************************************************************** THERE ARE 771 TICKETS FOR THE CHRISTMAS DAY GAME VS MIHAMI… 284 FOR SUNDAYS GAME VS THE SUNS… 310 FOR CHICAGO ON THE 23… –> http://bit.ly/a6iLTr

  • DELONTE WEST

    THE FIRST LAKERS GAME AFTER THE JERRY WEST STATUE IS UNVEILED IS APRIL 22, 2011 VS ATLANTA HAWKS! NEED TICKETS/–> http://bit.ly/a6iLTr

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