Current LA Clippers Consultant and former Laker Jerry West was not pleased with Laker Owner Jeanie Buss’ recent rankings of her five “most important Lakers,” which she divulged on the “All the Smoke” podcast last month. 

Her list, which included Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James and Phil Jackson, excluded West, a 14-time All Star and one-time champion with the team. West recently appeared on the “Hoop Du Jour” podcast, and expressed his disdain for the list.

West ranks second all-time in points scored as a Laker, trailing only Bryant. He falls third in assists, behind Johnson and Bryant. 

Beyond his playing days, West played a huge role in the organization as the team’s general manager for two decades. Under his regime, the team traded for Shaquille O’Neal and essentially drafted Bryant, leading to three straight titles. 

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