|Celebrated Name:||Jerry West|
|Real Name/Full Name:||Jerome Alan West|
|Age:||82 years old|
|Birth Date:||28 May 1938|
|Birth Place:||Chelyan, West Virginia, United States|
|Wife/Spouse (Name):||Karen West (m. 1978), Martha Jane Kane (m. 1960–1976)|
|Children:||Yes (Jonnie West, Ryan West Jerry West, David West Jerry West, Michael West Jerry West, Mark West Jerry West)|
|Profession:||basketball executive and former player|
|Net Worth in 2021:||$55 million|
|Last Updated:||January 2021|
A retired yet renowned player Jerry Alan West is synonymous with brilliant basketball. Also known as Mr. Clutch, Jerry played for Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Associations (NBA). One of the greatest guards in NBA history, Jerry West, is a combination of compulsive perfectionism, deadly jump shot, and absolute confidence.
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Jerry West was born on March 28, 1938. Born and raised in a poor household, Jerry was the fifth of six children. In his early teens, he lost his brother in a war, which had a negative impact on him, turning him shy, weak, and infirm.
He had to receive vitamin injection and was secluded from children’s sport. However, that did not stop him from shooting basketballs through a hoop nailed to a storage shed outside a neighbor’s house. Be it mud or snow; Jerry practiced shooting until his fingers bled. While practicing dribbling, he frequently got injured and bruised his face. He would often listen to West Virginia Basketball games on the radio after his practice. Due to his meticulous practice, he made the varsity squad at East Bank High School.
Taking conditioning and defense lessons during his teenage, Jerry soon became the captain of his freshman team. As he grew 6 ft in height, he became the first prep player in state history to score 900 points in a season, averaging 32.2 points. He laid the first stone to his successful career by winning the 1956 state title for East Bank. He joined West Virginia University and achieved a perfect record of 17 wins without a loss throughout the season. In the 1960 Summer Olympics, as a co-captain of the U.S. Olympic basketball team, he won a gold medal.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on 28 May 1938, Jerry West is 82 years old as of today’s date 26th January 2021. His height is 1.88 m tall, and his weight is 84 kg.
In the 1960 NBA Draft, The Minneapolis Lakers chose Jerry West with the second overall pick behind Robertson. Under the captainship of Hall of fame forward Elgin Baylor, Jerry West played as a guard for The Lakers. The Lakers improved from their previous 25-win season to 36 wins with their dynamic duo – the low post scorer, Baylor (Mr. Inside), and the long-distance shooter, Jerry West (Mr. Outside). Despite his rigorous practice, Lakers lost to Celtics in his first NBA finals.
He was renowned by his associates even without winning an NBA championship. After losing eight of nine times in NBA finals, he was unbelievably frustrated. In 1971-72 season, Lakers had the best single-season record in NBA history, after winning 33 games in a row! In 1974, Jerry West retired due to injury in the previous season. Having scored 25,192 points in 932 games, Jerry managed to be NBA’s third-leading career scorer. Later, in 1976, he served as the head coach for the Lakers for two years.
Awards and achievements
Jerry West’s noticeable achievements were when he was named the most valuable player at NCAA Final Four basketball tournament (1959), won a gold medal at U.S. Olympics (1960), most valuable player in NBA Finals, and NBA all-star game in 1969 and 1972 respectively. He was impressively admitted to Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 1979. He was also named as the NBA executive of the year two times (1995 and 2004).
Net Worth & Salary of Jerry West in 2021
As of January 2021, Jerry West has a net worth of $55 Million. His love for basketball has given him everything in life as a player and coach.
Jerry West’s achievements have made him well known and have now become an inspiration to other people. He made us believe that our labor and endeavor would pay us back. He is a true champion in the world of basketball in the real sense. Shortly, we hope to see him serving for NBA and inspiring young players.