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Jerry West talks LeBron, Jordan, Kobe with Bob Costas (VIDEO)

May 30, 2013, 11:16 AM EDT

Bob Costas remains one of the best interviewers out there so when he sat down with the always honest Jerry West, you knew it was going to be good.

Costas asks the current Golden State executive if his 1972 Lakers championship team — which had Wilt Chamberlain in the paint — could have beaten the current Miami Heat team. (That would be a fun series.) They talk defending LeBron James, Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant. And they talk about the legacy of Pat Riley.

Great stuff.

  1. money2long - May 30, 2013 at 11:27 AM

    I miss Kobe

    • fanofevilempire - May 30, 2013 at 3:23 PM

      remember how West ripped off the Hornets for Mamba, do not play
      cards with that man!

  2. skids003 - May 30, 2013 at 1:22 PM

    I’m surprised Costas didn’t try to interject some of his politics into it. I have no respect for him any more.

    • thomaskouns - May 30, 2013 at 2:27 PM

      Oh, you mean when he questioned the easy access of guns a few weeks before 20 innocent children were killed?

      Yes, how horrible of Bob to that up………..

    • fanofevilempire - May 30, 2013 at 3:21 PM

      He still is the best at the interview, Jerry West (the logo) has a calm about him.
      He has that special touch too.

  3. ron05342 - May 30, 2013 at 4:33 PM

    One of the best pure shooters the league has ever seen. I had to fortune of watching Jerry West play for the Lakers in person on several occasions, and of course many more on TV. That guy had such a perfect jump shot and stroke.

    That’s why he’s the logo.

  4. ambitoos - May 31, 2013 at 1:51 AM

    Being 74 years old I watched or listened to every Laker game that was played. Jerry West was always my favorite person. He was not only a great player but a classy person. I miss those Celtic rivalry’s.

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