Jerry West Rumors
ESPN Stats: Damian Lillard became the 4th player in NBA history with 200 points and 60 assists in a playoff series, joining LeBron James, Jerry West and Oscar Robertson. Lillard was the only one to accomplish the feat in 6 games.
Justin Kubatko: Kevin Durant last night: ✅ 26 PTS ✅ 8 REB ✅ 5 AST ✅ 4 BLK Durant now has 106 career 25-point games in the postseason, breaking a tie with Jerry West for the sixth-most such games in NBA history. pic.twitter.com/6I0C4brm5v
Nets Daily: From NetsPR With his first four points of the game, Kevin Durant (4,047) has moved past Tony Parker (4,045) into ninth place on the NBA’s all-time Playoff scoring list. Next up: Jerry West (4,457).
Jordan called out Magic Johnson, Isiah Thomas and George Gervin for the alleged freezeout in the NBA All-Star game during his rookie season. Jordan ridiculed former New York Knicks coach Jeff Van Gundy for calling him “a conman” and arguing he befriends his opponents so he can soften their competitiveness. Jordan chastised former Utah Jazz guard Byron Russell for believing he could defend him in the 1998 NBA Finals. In Bryant’s case? During the final years of his NBA career and the four years in his post-retirement life, Bryant seemed too at peace to be settling scores. He became more focused on ensuring a successful second act of his life than remaining stuck on the accomplishments and shortcomings of his first one. “It would’ve been a very heartfelt talk,” Clippers executive and former Lakers general manager Jerry West told USA TODAY Sports. “He would’ve been very humble in his speech. He would’ve talked about his experiences in his life, and the people that he respected and admired.”