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David West
David West
Position: -
Born: 08/29/80
Height: 6-9 / 2.06
Weight:239 lbs. / 108.4 kg.
Earnings: $93,047,916 ($113,566,382*)
“I think Bob does a great job of knowing our team and knowing who will fit in, who won’t. Sometimes a guy can be really talented but he still can come in, he just doesn’t fit in of what we do. I think they do a great job of finding guys that fit. “Adding a guy like Otto Porter Jr., [Nemanja Bjelica] … years past, adding an [Anderson Varejao], a Jonas Jerebko — guys like that that might not be household names. [David West] comes in, they fit our culture, embrace what we do.”
The journey began there but traveled with him to Xavier and then on a 15-year jaunt in the NBA, with two All-Star appearances and two titles with the Golden State Warriors. All along, he was bringing his past with him. “Because of the NBA, I went on this self-education journey, I was reading books,” West said. “Everyone would ask, where did you get your history masters at? Where did you get your degree in history from? I felt confident in what I was learning through my own studies but going back to school is going to help validate everything I’ve learned.”