Jerry West, a Hall of Famer and former Finals MVP, played 14 seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers and he is one of the best shooting guards in NBA history.
During an appearance on ESPN's The Jump, West said he thinks his silhouette being on the logo calls too much attention to him.
“First of all, I wish that had never gotten out, that logo,” West said. “No I do, really. I’ve said it more than once. It’s flattering that it’s me, and I know it is me, and it is flattering. To me, I played in the time when they first started to market the league, there were five people they were gonna consider. I didn’t find out about it until the late commissioner told me about it, Walter Kennedy, and then obviously the New York Times had a big article about it.
“Again, it’s flattering, but if I were the NBA, I would be embarrassed about. I don’t like to do anything to call attention to myself, and when people [call him The Logo], that’s just not who I am, period. If they would want to change it, I wish they would. In many ways I wish they would.”
West was also asked who he thought the NBA should change it to, and suggested Adam Silver, though he at first admitted he “would be biased” naming a player.
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We will see how Adam Silver will react. If NBA want to change their logo, what do you think, who will replace Jerry West? Maybe Michael Jordan? Or Wilt Chamberlain? Or maybe Kobe Bryant?