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    17 minutes of solid Jerry West footage

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEzwR1a8KuA

    thought this would be apt for the Lakers board!

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    So... on the Lakers board nobody cares about Jerry West?

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    Great video, great shooting stroke, his arms were long as ****..

    The one and only Mr. Clutch

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    After the first few minutes, I was afraid they were going to show nothing but midrange jumpshots. I'm glad they got around to his defense (and even his passing). I was able to best appreciate his D when watching a couple of classic games in their entirety. They didn't count steals through most of his career, but in the games I've seen he was absolutely a vacuum for any ball dribbled in his general vicinity.

    To me, Jerry West really is the precursor to Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant, in terms of intensity and competitiveness at both ends of the court, if not athleticism.

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    The Logo was and forever will be a legend .... period !

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    nice

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    Quote Originally Posted by CavaliersFTW View Post
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEzwR1a8KuA

    thought this would be apt for the Lakers board!
    If you fast forward it is possible to watch it in under four minutes.

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    Just imagine if they were allowed to carry the ball over and travel like they allow in today's game..... Jerry West would have averaged 50 points a game

    Jerry West was the best right-handed jump shooter moving to his right I have ever seen. Most right-handed jump shooters like moving to their left..... Also Jerry West had a lightning quick release.
    http://i557.photobucket.com/albums/ss17/duanevalle/1950Rams2.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by CavaliersFTW View Post
    So... on the Lakers board nobody cares about Jerry West?
    Most of the hacks here are in the 8th grade..... They barely remember Shaq
    Last edited by duane v; 12-02-2012 at 12:13 PM.
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    Oh, and for those that only use this as a measuring stick for greatness, he could dunk too

    See video at around the 2:08 mark

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8rjREaql2U

    Though West has baboon arms, during his NBA rookie show case, the tips of his fingers could go 16 inches above the rim.
    http://i557.photobucket.com/albums/ss17/duanevalle/1950Rams2.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by duane v View Post
    Oh, and for those that only use this as a measuring stick for greatness, he could dunk too

    See video at around the 2:08 mark

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8rjREaql2U

    Though West has baboon arms, during his NBA rookie show case, the tips of his fingers could go 16 inches above the rim.
    See 5:55 in the video from the OP

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    Quote Originally Posted by CavaliersFTW View Post
    See 5:55 in the video from the OP
    thanks

    I was able to see JW play in person at least 10x and he was such a dead-eye shooter it was scary.... He made it look so easy, especially in a era where you could arm and hand check the player with the ball.... Also 6-4 guys were regularly put to the floor if they tried to come into the key

    Today you cant even breathe on the player with the ball without getting a foul.... And if you knock a small player to the floor it's flagrant foul
    Last edited by duane v; 12-02-2012 at 12:33 PM.
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