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Monday, May 28, 2012

Blow Out the Candles May 28

One of the all-time greats Jerry West  is celebrating his 74th birthday today.

Career highlights and awards
NBA Champion (1972)
NBA Finals MVP (1969)
14× NBA All-Star (1960–1974)
NBA All-Star Game MVP (1972)
NBA scoring champion (1970)
10× All-NBA First Team (1962–1967, 1970–1973)
2× All-NBA Second Team (1968, 1969)
4× NBA All-Defensive First Team (1970–1973)
NBA All-Defensive Second Team (1969)
NCAA Final Four MOP (1959)
2×SoCon Player of the Year (1959, 1960)
2× Consensus NCAA All-American First Team(1959, 1960)
2× NBA Executive of the Year (1995, 2004)NBA 35th Anniversary TeamNBA 50th Anniversary Team
#44 Retired by the Los Angeles Lakers

Current D-Backs manager and 1988 NL MVP Kirk Gibson is celebrating #55 today.


  1. Love that tall boy Jerry West, great card!

    1. I have a small number of those from when I was a kid. They had a major problem with mis-cuts. Tall boys does really work for basketball though, doesn't it?


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