Dancing With Noah

Just messing around, getting triple doubles

2 responses to “Time Traveling with Jerry West

  1. Steve Sailer May 25, 2020 at 2:49 am

    I don’t recall watching that game, but I can recall a Laker game later that 1973-1974 season in which West was trying to come back from a long layoff from injury. He kept clanging brick after brick, so finally was benched for most of the 4th quarter. Without West, the Lakers rallied back and were down only 1 point with the ball at half court and about 3 seconds left. Bill Sharman put West back in, and at the buzzer he hit a running 22 footer for the win.

    It was both pretty astonishing and pretty predictable.

  2. Steve Sailer May 25, 2020 at 3:05 am

    I can recall Laker announcer Chick Hearn explaining in 1972 or so that both Jerry West and he were the same height, 6’2″, Chick wore a 35″ sleeve on his sports coats, but Jerry wore a 38″ sleeve, which is why he had so many steals.

    That and being a basketball genius — West also blocked a striking number of shots, many from behind on outside jumpers by guards being guarded by Gail Goodrich, which I’ve rarely seen since.

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