Jerry West’s 40-point triple-double against the Boston Celtics in the 1969 Finals was the ‘low point of my career’

The Los Angeles Lakers had the Boston Celtics where they wanted them in the 1969 NBA Finals. They were home to a Game 7 win-win. The Celtics had won nine of the last 10 championships, and the Lakers, led by Jerry West, Wilt Chamberlain and Elgin Baylor, the Lakers were hungry to dethrone their rivals.

West had the match of his life. He had 42 points, 13 rebounds and 12 assists. He became the series’ MVP. West also admitted the match was the “low point of my career”.

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