Danny Chau has reviewed Jerry West's new memoir on Hardwood Paroxysm, and tallied a nice collection of oddities: "West was a churchgoer as a kid, but instead of finding peace with God, he found church bingo -- another excuse to fire up his competitive spirit, and obsession with doing things (and in this case, shouting things) quickly. West finds himself 'wondering who would win in a fight between a coyote and a pit bull,' a silly thought that didn’t come from his childhood, but in sitting down to write his memoir. West and legendary Lakers announcer Chick Hearn were escape artists. They would stage competitions to see who could inconspicuously leave team functions. In an Italian restaurant, West questioned a diner sitting next to him about her choice of beverage. She was drinking beer (instead of red wine) with her pasta, which he found preposterous. So he paid for her meal."
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