NBA Hall of Famer and West Virginia native Jerry West dies at 86

West Virginia (AP)- Jerry West, who was selected to the Basketball Hall of Fame three times in a storied career as a player and executive and whose silhouette is considered to be the basis of the NBA logo, has died.

The Los Angeles Clippers say West died Wednesday morning with his wife, Karen, by his side.

He was 86.

A native of Chelyan, West Virginia, West was known as a tenacious player who was rarely satisfied with his performance.   

West was nicknamed “Mr. Clutch” for his late-game exploits as a player, and he won both NBA and Olympic titles.

He was an All-Star in all 14 of his NBA seasons and won the 1972 championship with the Lakers.

West was later the general manger of eight Lakers championship teams.

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