Jerry West

NBA Guard Jerry West Full Name: Jerry West


Profession: NBA Guard
Why Famous: Played his entire professional NBA career for the Los Angeles Lakers. Nicknamed "Mr. Clutch" for his ability to make a big play in a clutch situation, such as his famous buzzer-beating 60-foot shot that tied Game 3 of the 1970 NBA Finals against the New York Knicks, which the Lakers would end up winning.

Born: May 28, 1938 (80 years old)
Star Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Chelyan, West Virginia, USA

Married Life

  • 1960-04-10 NBA guard Jerry West (21) weds his college sweetheart Martha Kane in Morgantown, West Virginia
  • 1978-05-28 NBA legend Jerry West (40) weds cheerleader Karen Bua

Historical Events in the Life of Jerry West

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