Jerry West Net Worth
Jerry West Net Worth: Jerry West is a retired American basketball player who played his entire professional career for the Los Angeles Lakers who has a net worth of $55 million dollars. Jerry West was born on May 28, 1938 in Chelyan, West Virginia where he 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. His nicknames include "Mr. Clutch", for his ability to make a big play in a clutch situation, "The Logo", in reference to his silhouette being incorporated into the NBA logo; "Mr. Outside", in reference to his perimeter play, and "Zeke from Cabin Creek". West was voted 12 times into the All-NBA First and Second Teams, was elected into the NBA All-Star Team 14 times, and was chosen as the All-Star MVP in 1972. West was voted as one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA history in 1996. West was head coach of the Lakers for three years, leading Los Angeles into the playoffs each year and earning a Western Conference Finals berth once. Working as a player-scout for three years, West was named general manager of the Lakers prior to the 1982–83 NBA season. Under his reign, Los Angeles won six NBA championships.