Jerry Alan West was born May 28, 1938.
West was an All-Star in each of his 14 NBA seasons, all with the Lakers. He posted career averages of 27 points, 6.7 assists and 5.8 rebounds. His lone NBA title as a player came in 1972, a season in which the Lakers set the NBA record with a 33-game winning streak.
As Lakers general manager, West built championship teams with the Showtime era, featuring Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and James Worthy, and then the Shaq-Kobe tandem that three-peated.
In college at West Virginia, West was Most Outstanding Player in the 1959 NCAA Final Four even though his team lost to Cal by one point in the championship game. West was also a part of the 1960 U.S. Olympic team that posted an average margin of victory of nearly 32 points.
Now an executive with the Warriors, West still has the deadly shooting touch as he demonstrated to these youngsters in 2013: