Jerry West elected to Basketball Hall of Fame for a record third time

The NBA champion and Los Angeles Lakers legend Jerry West is set to achieve a huge feat as he is going to enter the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame for the third time.

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The NBA champion and Los Angeles Lakers legend Jerry West is set to achieve a huge feat as he is going to enter the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame for the third time. This new election acknowledges West's enormous contribution to the game. 

At 85 years old, West's previous Hall of Fame inductions as a player in 1979 and as a member of the 1960 U.S. Olympic team in 2010 demonstrated his multidimensional effect on the sport. During his time in the NBA, his manager role for the Memphis Grizzlies and Los Angeles Lakers and consultant role for the LA Clippers and Golden State Warriors has been important as it changed the environment of basketball.

West's amazing record of eight titles and two NBA Executive of the Year honors demonstrates his exceptional leadership and strategic abilities. Notably, his period as the Lakers architect in the 1980s and 1990s, when he arranged the trade that brought Kobe Bryant to Los Angeles, demonstrates his long-term effect on the sport.

Jerry West's tremdeous success in NBA

During his tenure as an executive, Jerry West had a good collection of NBA championships. He got six NBA titles with the Los Angeles Lakers and two with the Golden State Warriors. He won nine championship rings. He won one ring as a player for Los Angeles Lakers in the 1971/72 NBA season.

Jerry West's influence extends beyond his outstanding successes in the front office to other areas of basketball brilliance. He has met three of the five criteria for Hall of Fame admission, having succeeded as a player, contributor, and coach throughout his remarkable career.

During his time as Los Angeles Lakers coach from 1976 to 1979, he got the team into three consecutive playoffs which showed his coaching skills. His on-court prowess is as amazing, as seen by 14 NBA All-Star Game choices, ten All-NBA First Team appearances, four NBA All-Defensive First Team honors, and historic memberships on the 35th, 50th, and 75th NBA Anniversary Teams.  

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