Jerry West Rumors
Shane Young: When speaking after today’s event, Jerry West was asked about Steve Ballmer’s passion for the Clippers and the community: “His enthusiasm is real. There’s not one fake thing in him. There’s not. I admire him a lot.”
Shane Young: Jerry West on Steve Ballmer: “He’s just a unique man. It’s been fun to be involved with him. It’s been fun to see the progress this franchise has made. More importantly, this is the ultimate gift to his team and the city of Inglewood.”
Mirjam Swanson: Following a dance number — “When I say LA, you say our way!” — Inglewood Mayor James Butts: “Inglewood has come a long ways in the last seven years. This is the pinnacle, the penultimate.” Shouts out his “idol” Jerry West, who he used to watch play at the Forum.
The Knicks tried to package the No. 19 and 21 picks to move up in the draft and called the Pelicans about moving up to the 10th pick before New Orleans and Memphis agreed to a trade, leaguesources said. The Knicks also called the Warriors hoping to package the No. 19 and 21 picks to move up to the 14th pick but found no traction. There’s a growing buzz around the league that the potential target for the Knicks is Oregon guard Chris Duarte, who won the Jerry West Award as the nation’s top shooting guard.
Justin Kubatko: Highest TS% by a player with at least 50 points in an NBA Finals game: 74.9 – Giannis Antetokounmpo, 2021 G6 69.2 – LeBron James, 2018 G1 61.6 – Bob Pettit, 1958 G6 61.2 – Michael Jordan, 1993 G4 56.7 – Jerry West, 1969 G1 56.1 – Elgin Baylor, 1962 G5 48.8 – Rick Barry, 1967 G3 pic.twitter.com/9uHSBga4ZJ