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.
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