- Special Features
Blogs & Columns
- Fun & Games
Jerry West, better known as Mr. Clutch, turns 76 today. He was born on May 28, 1938 in Chelyan, West Virginia. He is an NBA legend that played for the Minneapolis Lakers and then when they moved to Los Angeles, he was on the team as well.
If you look closely at the NBA logo, you will notice a basketball player dribbling with his left hand. That player is Jerry West. He became the NBA’s logo in the 1969-1970 season. He earned the right because at the time, he was viewed as the poster boy of sportsmanship and heart in his era, reported by Sports Keeda.
His standout accomplishments include being on an all-star team 14 times, being selected to be on the All-NBA first team 10 times, and being chosen as one of the 50 greatest players of all time in 1997.
In his later years, West has become an NBA executive for the Golden State Warriors. Here's a look back at why West was known as Mr. Clutch.