NBA Legend Jerry West

Mar 31, 2010

At 71, Jerry West is as poised and proper as he was through 14 seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers. One of the greatest shooting guards in basketball history, West made the All-Star team each season of his career. He was elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1980 and his No. 44 jersey was retired in 1983. West rejoined the Lakers as head coach, then served as general manager, with seven championships among his legacies. Still active as a consultant, West splits his time between homes in Bel Air, Calif., and his native West Virginia-and divides his 4,000-bottle wine collection between cellars in each. He discussed his passion for classic reds with freelance writer Mark Morrison.

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