Jerry West is so much more than this.
With the MVP race blowing up in the second half, I’ve been thinking about what basketball was when I was a kid and what it is now. Not that I mind what it is all too much, but I always have been kind of curious what it was like to watch a game before 1981.
I thought it’d be cool to look back at one of the greats from that era. Where to go was the question I found myself asking. Everyone’s written chapter and verse on Russell and Wilt, and I didn’t want to drive over ground plowed by so many others. So where did I go, you might be asking? Before I reveal this player, I need a small favor. Just a small one.