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Jerry Alan West (born May 28, 1938) is a retired American basketball player who played his entire professional career for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). His nicknames include "Mr. Clutch", for his ability to make a big play in a clutch situation, such as his famous buzzer-beating 60-foot shot that tied Game 3 of the 1970 NBA Finals against the New York Knicks; "The Logo", in reference to his silhouette being incorporated into the NBA logo; "Mr. Outside", in reference to his perimeter play with the Los Angeles Lakers; and "Zeke from Cabin Creek", after the creek near his birthplace of Chelyan, West Virginia. Playing the small forward position early in his career, West was a standout at East Bank High School and at West Virginia University, leading the Mountaineers to the 1959 NCAA championship game, earning the NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player honor despite the loss. He then embarked on a 14-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers, and was the co-captain of the 1960 U.S. Olympic gold medal team in Rome, a squad that would be inducted as a unit into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2010.

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Age: 77
Nationality: American
Claim to Fame: One line executive summary

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Season Team G MP FG FG% FT FT% ORB DRB TRB A S B TO PF PTS
1960/61 LAL 79 2797 529 0.42 331 0.67 611 333 213 1389
1961/62 LAL 75 3087 799 0.45 712 0.77 591 402 173 2310
1962/63 LAL 55 2163 559 0.46 371 0.78 384 307 150 1489
1963/64 LAL 72 2906 740 0.48 584 0.83 433 403 200 2064
1964/65 LAL 74 3066 822 0.50 648 0.82 447 364 221 2292
1965/66 LAL 79 3218 818 0.47 840 0.86 562 480 243 2476
1966/67 LAL 66 2670 645 0.46 602 0.88 392 447 160 1892
1967/68 LAL 51 1919 476 0.51 391 0.81 294 310 152 1343
1968/69 LAL 61 2394 545 0.47 490 0.82 262 423 156 1580
1969/70 LAL 74 3106 831 0.50 647 0.82 338 554 160 2309
1970/71 LAL 69 2845 667 0.49 525 0.83 320 655 180 1859
1971/72 LAL 77 2973 735 0.48 515 0.81 327 747 209 1985
1972/73 LAL 69 2460 618 0.48 339 0.81 289 607 138 1575
1973/74 LAL 31 967 232 0.45 165 0.83 30 86 116 206 81 23 80 629

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When it`s time for me to walk away from something, I walk away from it. My mind, my body, my conscience tell me that enough is enough.

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