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Jerry West Talks Kevin Durant And Reveals The Team He 'Always' Wanted To Join

The seven-time world champion believes that Kevin Durant deserves zero criticism for heading west.
NBA Hall of Famer Jerry West speaking with the league's reigning two-time MVP Stephen Curry during the NBA Finals.
NBA Hall of Famer Jerry West speaking with the league's reigning two-time MVP Stephen Curry during the NBA Finals.

NBA Hall of Famer Jerry West joined HuffPost on Facebook Live to discuss a myriad of NBA topics. West, who serves as an executive board member for the Golden State Warriors, was the last member of the Warrior organization to speak with Kevin Durant before he signed with the team. West believes it is highly unfair for fans to criticize the superstar, and that it’s actually admirable he put winning ahead of everything else.

Additionally, the 78-year-old West ― also known as “The Logo” for his silhouette representing the NBA ― discussed commissioner Adam Silver, specifically as it relates to gambling and the league’s progressive nature surrounding a variety of topics.

Perhaps most surprisingly, West revealed that the Lakers ― whom he captured one championship with as a player and six more as a front office executive ― was not the team he “always” wanted to play for.

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