Go West, Big Man: The Logo on LeBron James and the Allure of Los Angeles

Before LeBron changed the NBA’s balance of power (again), Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Shaquille O’Neal were the three most prominent stars to engineer moves to Los Angeles. In addition to being era-defining centers, they had one other thing in common: Jerry West, who had a hand in shaping each of their Lakers careers.

Source: Sports Illustrated – NBA

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