Today is Day 44 of the Omer. Gevurah sheb’malchut. Nobility that leads to power.
In 1960, after helping to lead the US Olympic team to a gold medal, Jerry West entered the NBA as the 2nd overall draft pick of the Los Angeles Lakers. In his first year, West became an All-Star, an honor he earned every year of his 14 year career.
West was an all-around talent, capable of impacting the game in multiple ways. Standing only 6’2” he averaged over 7 rebounds/game during his first three years. In 1971-72, he led the league in assists at 9.7/game. Five times, he was named to the All-Defensive team (which wasn’t instituted until his 9th year in the league). But more than anything else, Jerry West could score. He holds the highest scoring average in a playoff series at 46.3 points/game and led the league in scoring at 31.2 points/game in…
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