Jerry West

1938 - Today

Jerry West

Jerome Alan West (born May 28, 1938) is an American basketball executive and former player. He played professionally for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). His nicknames included "Mr. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jerry West has received more than 4,827,534 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 9th most popular basketball player.

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  • 4.8M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 56.34

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 40

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.41

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.16

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among basketball players, Jerry West ranks 9 out of 925Before him are Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Shaquille O'Neal, Bill Russell, Magic Johnson, Dennis Rodman, and Oscar Robertson. After him are Larry Bird, Dražen Petrović, Radivoj Korać, Krešimir Ćosić, Julius Erving, and Kobe Bryant.

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Among people born in 1938, Jerry West ranks 98Before him are Robert Smithson, Heino, Oscar Robertson, Tereza Kesovija, Sidi Ould Cheikh Abdallahi, and Princess Désirée, Baroness Silfverschiöld. After him are Mamadou Tandja, Nino Benvenuti, Enrico Macias, Giuliano Amato, Angelo Amato, and Taha Yassin Ramadan.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Jerry West ranks 1,755 out of 12,171Before him are Curtis LeMay (1906), Patricia Neal (1926), Dudley R. Herschbach (1932), Anna Nicole Smith (1967), Paul Revere (1735), and Thomas Eakins (1844). After him are Jenna Jameson (1974), Robert Lefkowitz (1943), Peter Criss (1945), Veronica Lake (1922), John D. Rockefeller Jr. (1874), and Loretta Young (1913).


Among basketball players born in United States, Jerry West ranks 9Before him are Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (1947), Shaquille O'Neal (1972), Bill Russell (1934), Magic Johnson (1959), Dennis Rodman (1961), and Oscar Robertson (1938). After him are Larry Bird (1956), Julius Erving (1950), Kobe Bryant (1978), LeBron James (1984), Karl Malone (1963), and John Havlicek (1940).

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