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Jerry West

1938 - Today

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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 8,293,551 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Jerry West is the 12th most popular basketball player (down from 10th in 2019), the 1,629th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,015th in 2019) and the 12th most popular American Basketball Player.

Jerry West is most famous for his career in the NBA. He played for the Los Angeles Lakers and the Golden State Warriors. He was a guard and won two NBA championships with the Lakers. He was also named one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History.

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Among basketball players, Jerry West ranks 12 out of 1,268Before him are Magic Johnson, Kobe Bryant, Dennis Rodman, Larry Bird, Clyde Drexler, and Oscar Robertson. After him are LeBron James, Scottie Pippen, Julius Erving, Dražen Petrović, Radivoj Korać, and Karl Malone.

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Among people born in 1938, Jerry West ranks 88Before him are Marcello Gandini, Eddie Cochran, Luigi Tenco, Leiji Matsumoto, Enrico Macias, and Roland Topor. After him are Olga Szabó-Orbán, Giuliano Amato, Joyce Carol Oates, Tom Regan, Fela Kuti, and Juliet Anderson.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Jerry West ranks 1,629 out of 18,182Before him are Walter Mondale (1928), George Stigler (1911), John G. Avildsen (1935), Leroy Anderson (1908), Rami Malek (1981), and Elisha Gray (1835). After him are Barry Levinson (1942), Cochise (1805), Tecumseh (1768), Kirstie Alley (1951), James Baldwin (1924), and Chris Pratt (1979).


Among basketball players born in United States, Jerry West ranks 12Before him are Magic Johnson (1959), Kobe Bryant (1978), Dennis Rodman (1961), Larry Bird (1956), Clyde Drexler (1962), and Oscar Robertson (1938). After him are LeBron James (1984), Scottie Pippen (1965), Julius Erving (1950), Karl Malone (1963), Bob Cousy (1928), and Elgin Baylor (1934).