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Jerry West statue unveiling: Lakers GM asks West for some advice

February 17, 2011 |  5:42 pm

Seated next to Lakers great Elgin Baylor, Jerry West and others on stage watched a video commemorating his rise from a star at West Virginia to the Lakers, which includes several interviews with West about his playing days.

After that, Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak spoke, and joked that he needed some advice after the Lakers' embarrassing loss Wednesday night to Cleveland.

Then Lakers owner Jerry Buss spoke at length about West.

"How many people have a statue?" Buss asked. "One in a million? Well, Jerry is certainly one of those. Thank you, Jerry."

 -- Baxter Holmes