Jerry West will be inducted into the Hall of Fame for the THIRD TIME.

Jerry West was an extremely significant player and figure in NBA history, and perhaps no one contributed as much to the development of the league as he did. A legendary player for the Los Angeles Lakers from 1960 to 1974, he won a title as a player and literally became the NBA’s logo (although it was never made official by the NBA). But that’s not all: he won a gold medal at the 1960 Rome Olympics and as an executive won 8 more rings, between the Lakers and Golden State Warriors.

To add to Jerry West’s incredible palmares are the Hall of Fame nominations: not just one, like ordinary mortals, nor even two. As of this year West’s name will echo in the Springfield Hall of Fame three times. As anticipated by Adrian Wojnarowski, the NBA legend will be inducted for the third time into the Olympus of American basketball for his “contribution to the game.” The first two times West was inducted into the Hall of Fame were in 1979, as a player, and in 2010 as a member of the Olympic team that won gold in 1960.

Prominent among the characters to be inducted into the Hall of Fame with the class of 2024 are, in addition to West, Vince Carter e Chauncey Billups.

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