The 50 Greatest Players in NBA History: Part III

12. Jerry West

For many, Jerry West only exists as the NBA’s silhouette — a faceless icon, long forgotten by the passage of time.

Beyond his laudable achievements or accolades, I can think of no greater testimony to West’s faculty, than the approbation of his adversaries — namely Larry Siegfried and Tom Satch Sanders of the Boston Celtics, unearthed in an interview with the late Frank DeFord:

“‘He is the master,” Siegfried said. “They can talk about the others, build them up, but he is the one. He is the only guard.”

“‘Do you spell that with a ‘u’ or just plain ‘g-o-d.’” Satch Sanders asked.”

Ray Petree

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