Top 5 NBA Shooting Guards of all time
#4 Jerry West
Career Averages: 27.0 points, 6.7 assists, 5.8 rebounds and 47.4% FG
Notable Achievement: Only player to win the Finals MVP despite his team losing the Finals (1969).
Jerry West was also known to be among the fiercest competitors there ever was. He hated losing but just could not get rid of the Boston Celtics. Every year, he elevated his game to new heights, which in turn helped the team but never was he able to beat the men in green from Boston in the Finals.
After seven failed attempts, all against the Celtics, to be crowned Champion in the 1960's, West finally clinched his first title at the fag end of his career in 1972.
In his 14 seasons in the league, West was named an All-Star twelve times and received twelve All-NBA selections. What he couldn't achieve as a player, West did as a general manager racking up more than eight NBA titles as an executive.
Published 14 Sep 2017, 14:39 IST