Jerry West wishes LeBron didn't call himself best player in world

Jerry West, otherwise known as the “Logo,” is one of the primary reasons the Golden State Warriors just earned their first championship in 40 years. Joining the Warriors as a head consultant back in 2011, the Hall of Famer helped shape the roster that ran roughshod through the Association this year. He’s also been around the game of professional basketball for over 55 years...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Jerry West threatened to leave the Warriors if they traded Klay Thompson for Kevin Love

NBA legend Jerry West know a little bit about evaluating elite talent. West, who is part owner of the Golden State Warriors also serves as a consultant for the team as well. West’s knowledge was put to the test last summer when the Warriors were trying to acquired Kevin Love, who was in Minnesota. Timberwolves president Flip Saunders wouldn’t accept the trade unless Klay Thompson...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

LeBron James’ NBA Finals MVP Snub Lacks Meaning In Losing Effort

If the only man to win Most Valuable Player of the NBA Finals in a losing cause had had his way, he would have perpetrated what today would spark panic of a terrorist attack in New York City. Jerry West still is the only player to hold the ignominious distinction of winning Finals MVP without winning the Finals, after Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James...
16 days ago  |  Discuss

LeBron not interested in winning MVP if Cavs don't win title

CLEVELAND -- Only one trophy matters to LeBron James. After posting historic statistics through the first five games of the NBA Finals, there is a growing sense that James could be named the series MVP even if the Cavaliers don't beat Golden State for the championship. Jerry West is the only player to win MVP honors in the finals with a losing team, doing it with the Los Angeles...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Does LeBron James Deserve the Finals MVP if the Cavaliers Don’t Win?

OAKLAND, CA – JUNE 14: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers takes a shot against the Golden State Warriors in Game Five of the 2015 NBA Finals on June 14, 2015 at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images) Bigger than Cleveland Cavaliers average joe, Matthew Dellavedova “shutting down” NBA MVP Steph Curry, of the Golden State Warriors...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Ranking the 6 Best NBA Finals Performances

Consequent to a 40-point performance on Tuesday night, Cleveland Cavaliers small forward LeBron James broke a 48-year-old record for most points through three games of an NBA Finals series. LeBron’s second free throw with 16 seconds remaining in the contest gave him 123 total points, which edged Golden State Warriors legend Rick Barry’s existing mark of 122 set in the 1967...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Ohio State Basketball: D’Angelo Russell continues to climb draft boards

As a senior out of Montverde Academy, D’Angelo Russell was just the 13th best player in the 2014 ESPN 100 recruiting rankings; only the third highest ranked guard in his class. Now, with less than three weeks to go before the 2015 NBA draft, the Ohio State shooting guard continues to impress team scouts and climb in draft projections. D’Angelo Russell in the 2014 McDonalds...
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Jerry West: “the media ought to be embarrassed” for trashing LeBron

Before Sunday’s Game 2, current Golden State Warriors consultant and Los Angeles Lakers legend Jerry West had some strong words for the members of the media that have made a hobby of criticizing LeBron James. West said that the media that takes on LeBron “ought to be embarrassed”. Jerry West on LeBron: "To me, the media ought to be embarrassed that they take him on." @br_radio...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Jerry West: Stephen Curry is best shooter 'I've ever seen'

When the man depicted in the NBA’s logo calls a player the best “I’ve ever seen,” it would be wise to pay attention. During an appearance on Bleacher Report Radio, Los Angeles Lakers legend Jerry West lauded Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry’s shooting skills. From B/R’s Howard Beck: Jerry West on Steph Curry: "I don't think I've ever seen a better...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Six moves that made the Warriors NBA title contenders

It’s been 40 years in the making, but the Golden State Warriors are finally heading back to the NBA Finals. By virtue of a sloppy 104-90 win over the Houston Rockets in Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals on Wednesday night, Golden State will play the Cleveland Cavaliers for the NBA title. When looking at how the Warriors got to this point, it’s important to remember where...
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May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Harrison Barnes Received First Training With Jerry West Before Season

Harrison Barnes called upon Jerry West to receive training during last offseason. Barnes grew up idolizing Kobe Bryant, whom West acquired with the Los Angeles Lakers. "I had seen him at summer league my rookie year (in 2012 after he was drafted seventh overall out of North Carolina), and I would just jokingly say to him, 'Look man, when are we going to get some work in?'" Barnes...
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May 23, 2015  |  Discuss

LeBron poised to pass West, Abdul-Jabbar in playoff record books

LeBron James had his 74th 30-point game in the playoffs Friday in the Cavaliers' 94-82 win at Atlanta, tying Jerry West for fourth on the career list. The only players with more are Michael Jordan (109), Kobe Bryant (88) and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (75). James also had his 53rd playoff game with at least 30 points, five rebounds and five assists, extending his NBA record. He broke...
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May 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Jerry West is taking Harrison Barnes under his wing

Golden State Warriors forward Harrison Barnes entered the league with high expectations. Although he's steadily improved, he hasn't become the instant star that he was projected to be as the top high school player in the nation.That hasn't deterred Barnes from continuing to work on his game, or to look for help from those who have been stars in the league long before him.This offseason...
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May 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Jerry West on Kobe and Shaq: 'Those two different personalities had to clash'

Jerry West has had a long-lasting impact on the NBA, both as a player and as an executive. Although he's one of the greatest players of all-time, West may be remembered most for putting together two of the most dominant forces basketball has ever seen: Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal. West spoke about bringing the two players together, and explained why Kobe and Shaq couldn't co...
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May 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Jerry West thinks Charles Manson followed his Ferrari home back in the 1960s

NBA legend Jerry West has told a lot of stories in his time, but this one takes the cake. West did an interview with  Graham Bensinger that will air this weekend and made some off the wall comments. During the interview, West told Bensinger about the strange connection his has with convicted killer Charles Manson. Vincent Bugliosi and Curt Gentry, the authors of the 1974 book...
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May 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Chris Russo went on a crazed rant about James Harden and Dwight Howard for some reason

Chris “Mad Dog” Russo is known to blow a gasket every now and again, and quite honestly, it’s been far too long since we heard a classic Dog rant.  We got it this week as he got insanely worked up over James Harden’s MVP candidacy and comparing him to Jerry West for some reason.  Then he got into dissing Dwight Howard.  Something tells me Russo isn’t a fan of today...
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April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

There’s Lots Of Talent In This Photo Jerian Grant Posted From The College Basketball Awards

Last night was the ESPN College Basketball Awards in Los Angeles, and plenty of the sport’s top players were honored. It’s one of the few times most of the premier performers in college hoops are all in the same place, and it leads to some pretty cool photo ops, such as the one posted by Notre Dame guard Jerian Grant.   A Few Good Men #AllAmericanStatus A photo posted by...
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April 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Hot Rod Hundley, former Suns and Jazz announcer, dies

PHOENIX -- Hot Rod Hundley, the former NBA player who broadcast Jazz games in New Orleans and Utah for 35 years, died Friday. He was 80. The Jazz said Hundley died at his home in the Phoenix area. Hundley broadcast 3,051 Jazz games from 1974-2009. He joined the franchise before its first season in New Orleans in 1974-75 and moved with the team to Salt Lake City in 1979-80. "Hot Rod...
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March 27, 2015  |  Discuss

BYU basketball: Cougars emphasizing rebounding against towering Portland

Greetings from Las Vegas, everyone. Monday is a huge day for both BYU basketball programs in the West Coast Conference tournament semifinals at Orleans Arena. The fifth-seeded Cougar women take on top-seeded Gonzaga at 1 p.m. MDT, while the second-seeded BYU men take on sixth-seeded Portland at 9:30 p.m. MDT. Both games are at Orleans Arena. The BYU men got some good news Monday...
Via The Salt Lake Tribune - BYU
March 09, 2015

Jerry West On Possible Return To Lakers: “I Wouldn’t Be Asked. Trust Me.”

With the Los Angeles Lakers currently experiencing their worst season in franchise history, some fans of the team would like to see the purple and gold bring back the legendary Jerry West to try and get things headed back in the right direction. West, who is now a consultant with the Golden State Warriors, was the architect of many championship Lakers teams, and he famously managed...
February 14, 2015  |  Discuss

ESPN2 will be airing a college basketball awards show in April

If there’s one thing that the sports world does *not* need, it’s another awards show. Unfortunately, we’re getting one. On April 10th at 8 PM, ESPN2 will be airing a new, one-hour college basketball awards show live from Los Angeles. It will be hosted by Rece Davis, with both Jay Bilas and Jay Williams on site, and is presented in partnership with the Los Angeles Athletic Club...
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February 14, 2015  |  Discuss

I Am Boston, featuring the world's greatest fans: Ray Quimby

The Boston Celtics boast a rich history that began in 1946 and has continued with seventeen championships and millions of memories.CelticsLife's "I Am Boston" offers a closer look at the individuals that make up the most loyal and supportive professional sports fans in the world.Profile: Ray Quimby, 64 year old from Midcoast Maine (second student from left in photo of Sam Jones)I...
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January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

NBA Week 7 in Review: Counting the Days

In a week, Kobe Bryant has passed Michael Jordan on the all-time scoring list while Duncan silently passed Jerry West. Golden State has looked like the next great team, while Oklahoma City surges forward, hoping to take at least the last playoff spot — we could be headed toward a mammoth first round series. But we’re still stuck in December, trigger-happy about who will be MVP...
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December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Black hat doesn't necessarily fit West Virginia coach Bob Huggins

MORGANTOWN, W. Va. – The villain has a bit of a limp. He lurks in his castle, which overlooks the forest, not far from the mountains. A fireplace, turned off now since it’s a perfect late-summer morning in the Great Appalachian Valley, divides his office in half. It’s less office than throne, really, modeled after the thrones of the other kings of his profession. “This office...
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October 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Warriors, Jerry West Agree To Two-Year Extension

The Golden State Warriors have locked-in Jerry West until the 2016-17 season. West admitted that he considered retiring prior to his contract extension. The Warriors, who won 51 games last season, are only expected to get better as Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Andre Iguodala, David Lee and Andrew Bogut gain more experience with... The post Warriors, Jerry West Agree To Two-Year...
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September 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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