Synopsis by Rose of Sharon Winter
This program is part of a series that features the lives and careers of some of the greatest figures in sports history. This episode, hosted by Paul Hornung, profiles basketball great Jerry West. West played ball at West Virginia University, and won a gold medal as part of the U.S. Olympic basketball team in 1960. He then went on to play 14 seasons for the Los Angeles Lakers, and was chosen as an All-Star each of those years. He then became coach for the Lakers. Archival film clips, photographs, and interviews with fellow players, coaches, fans, friends, and family tell the story of this sports legend.