West will always be one of the best

Michael Jordan replaced him as the best shooting guard of all time, but Jerry West is still one of the best to ever play the game.

Updated: February 14, 2003, 11:07 AM ET
By By Terry Brown
Before LeBron James scores his first point in $30 million three-quarter tops, before Kobe Bryant tallied 294 points in seven games and counting, before Michael Jordan became the greatest athlete of the Twentieth Century . . .

There was Jerry West.

And before the NBA double-teamed him with blue to his right and red to his left, he was the best shooting shooting guard in the history of the game.