About Jerry West Autographed Memorabilia & Collectibles
Used to play professionally for the Los Angeles Lakers, Jerry Alan West was born on May 28, 1938. This player who started as a small forward has several nicknames that have different origins. The first is “The Logo” for it was actually his silhouette which was used in NBA’s logo, “Mr. Clutch” because of his capacity to make it big during clutch situations and “Zeke from Cabin Creek” which was after a certain creek near Chelyan, West Virginia, his birthplace.
Even when he was still in high school, West has already made an outstanding performance at East Bank High School and later, at West Virginia University. During the 1959 NCAA championship, West led the Mountaineers to it, giving him the honor of being hailed as Most Valuable Player even if they did not emerge victorious.
It was followed by a fourteen years of stay with the Lakers and West also became the 1960 US Olympic team’s co-captain where they brought home a gold medal.
West, like Larry Bird, had a very successful NBA career. West played as the guard and in his professional career, he has hoarded many awards such as being voted to the All-NBA First and Second Teams, fourteen times for NBA All-Star Team and was the 1972 All-Star game’s Most Valuable Player.
This and a longer list of achievements will surely make you crave to have his memorabilia and other collectibles. And if you are not a fan of West, you might as well have those signed items of Walt Frazier and Dennis Rodman.
It sometimes happens that his name is mistakenly spelled as Gerry West, Gerie West, Jeri West, Jerrie West, Jerre West, Jery West and Jerrey West.