Classic SI Photos of Jerry West

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On May 28, 2013, Jerry West, a model of brilliant basketball nicknamed "The Logo" for being the silhouette sandwiched between red and blue on the NBA's emblem, turned 75 years old. Also nicknamed "Mr. Clutch" for his knack for coming through when it mattered most, West led the Lakers to the NBA Finals nine times in his prolific 14-year career. He averaged 31.0 and 31.3 points in 1964-65 and '65-66, respectively, and tallied 25,192 points (the most in Lakers history) and 6,238 assists (second). West made a pretty good G.M., too, helping bring Kobe and Shaq to the Lakers.

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