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Honoring the Legacy of West Virginia Sports Legend Jerry West as Spoken by Senator Joe Manchin

U.S. Senator Joe Manchin Honors NBA Legend Jerry West on Senate Floor

U.S. Senator Joe Manchin, I-W.Va., delivered a heartfelt tribute to basketball legend Jerry West on the Senate Floor on Monday. Describing West as a proud West Virginian and a close friend, Manchin highlighted the impact that West had on both the state of West Virginia and the world of basketball.

Manchin spoke of West’s humble beginnings in Chelyan, West Virginia, where he faced challenges but always had a love for the game of basketball. West’s talent and work ethic led him to become one of the greatest basketball players of all time, earning the nickname “Mr. Clutch” for his ability to make game-winning shots.

Throughout his career with the Los Angeles Lakers, West achieved numerous accolades and accomplishments, solidifying his place in basketball history. He not only excelled on the court but also made significant contributions as a coach and executive, shaping the game of basketball for generations to come.

Manchin praised West for his leadership, perseverance, and impact on the sports world, noting that his legacy will continue to inspire future generations of athletes. He offered his condolences to West’s family and friends, expressing gratitude for the friendship and lasting impact that West had on him personally.

The tribute to Jerry West serves as a reminder of the power of hard work, dedication, and resilience in achieving success both on and off the court. Manchin’s words reflect the profound respect and admiration that West earned both as a basketball icon and as a beloved figure in the state of West Virginia.

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