Los Angeles Lakers with the most All-NBA First-Team selections

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Los Angeles Lakers guard Jerry West
Los Angeles Lakers guard Jerry West Mandatory Credit: Manny Rubio-USA TODAY Sports /

3. Jerry West (10)

Jerry West is much more than the logo of the NBA. He is one of the greatest players to wear purple and gold.

West spent 14 seasons with the Lakers, averaging 27 points, 5.8 rebounds, and 6.7 assists. He won the NBA championship with the team in 1972, averaging 19.8 points, 8.8 assists, and 4.0 rebounds in the five-game series against the New York Knicks.

He is also the only player in the NBA to win Finals MVP despite his team losing.

West won the 1969 NBA Finals MVP award even though the Lakers lost to the Boston Celtics. He averaged 37.9 points, 7.4 assists, and 4.7 rebounds in seven games.

Offensively West was amazing. He became the third player in NBA history to reach 25,000 points and he won the league’s scoring title, averaging 31.2 points per game during the 1969-72 season.

West is ranked 23 on the NBA’s all-time scoring list, with a total of 25,192 points made throughout his career.

Not only was west great on offense but he was also great on defense. During the 1973-74 season West had a defensive rating of 95.3. He was selected to the All-Defensive Team five times and he made the All-Defensive Second Team once.

He has accomplished so much during his 14 seasons and was almost always the top player in his position, so it was only fitting that he was selected to the All-NBA First team 10 times.