He is the NBA logo since Alan Siegel came upon his photograph in Sport magazine and published it in 1969.
West, however, believes that Michael Jordan should be the new logo of the NBA.
Talking to HuffPost Live’s Jordan Shultz, the Laker-lifer did not hesitate to name the Bulls’ legend as the heir to the white silhouette between the blue and red.
“I hate to say it’s not a Laker, but Michael Jordan,” West said, as cited in the report from SI.com. “He’s been the greatest player I’ve ever seen.”
“I’m probably a harsh judge of talent in the sense that I admire players that are really good defensive players and really good offensive players. And I felt that [during] his time in the game, he was the best defensive player in the game, but more importantly he was the best offensive player.”
West, who was also known as “Mr. Clutch,” is part of the NBA’s 50 Greatest Players, a one-time champion, and the only Finals MVP of a losing team.
Jordan, meanwhile, is also a member of the NBA’s 50 Greatest Players, a six-time champion, and regarded as the best to ever play basketball.
“He would be a wonderful person to have there.
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