ESPNLosAngeles.com is running an excerpt of Jerry West: The Life and Legend of a Basketball Icon by Roland Lazenby. The book is a fascinating, richly detailed look at one of the greatest and most psychologically complex players in NBA history. Definitely worth a read if you're interested in the Lakers, basketball, or the state of West Virginia, which played a huge role in shaping West's personality.
In conjunction with the mothership's article, I caught up with Lazenby to talk more about the book, West's storied competitiveness and a career that quite literally made the Los Angeles Lakers the franchise they are today.
Give it a listen and learn even more about The Logo.