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 5,322,341 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). Jerry West is the 10th most popular basketball player (down from 9th in 2019), the 1,016th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,755th in 2019) and the 10th 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 10 out of 1,264Before him are Shaquille O'Neal, Bill Russell, Magic Johnson, Dennis Rodman, Larry Bird, and Kobe Bryant. After him are Clyde Drexler, Scottie Pippen, Dražen Petrović, Oscar Robertson, Julius Erving, and Radivoj Korać.

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Among people born in 1938, Jerry West ranks 55Before him are Luigi Tenco, Jean Seberg, Alpha Condé, César Luis Menotti, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, and Tomas Lindahl. After him are Ben E. King, Jiří Menzel, István Szabó, Elliott Gould, Terence Stamp, and Kurt Wüthrich.

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Among people born in United States, Jerry West ranks 1,016 out of 15,968Before him are Irving Stone (1903), Jonathan Banks (1947), Thelonious Monk (1917), Timothy Leary (1920), Jake LaMotta (1922), and Bill Haley (1925). After him are Robert Noyce (1927), Meg Ryan (1961), William Kemmler (1860), Norman Foster Ramsey Jr. (1915), Ben E. King (1938), and G. Stanley Hall (1846).


Among basketball players born in United States, Jerry West ranks 10Before him are Shaquille O'Neal (1972), Bill Russell (1934), Magic Johnson (1959), Dennis Rodman (1961), Larry Bird (1956), and Kobe Bryant (1978). After him are Clyde Drexler (1962), Scottie Pippen (1965), Oscar Robertson (1938), Julius Erving (1950), LeBron James (1984), and Karl Malone (1963).