WATCH: Stephen A. Smith Reads Michael Jordan’s Heartfelt Tribute to Jerry West

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    Tributes Pour in for the Late Jerry West: Michael Jordan’s Heartfelt Note

    The basketball world is mourning the loss of the legendary Jerry West, who passed away at the age of 86. Tributes have been pouring in from all corners, with NBA Hall of Famer Michael Jordan sharing a heartfelt message about his friendship with West.

    During an appearance on ESPN’s First Take, Stephen A. Smith read out the text from Jordan, in which he expressed his deep sadness at the news of West’s passing. Jordan described West as a friend, mentor, and like an older brother to him. He spoke of his admiration for West’s basketball insights and shared his condolences with West’s family.

    Jerry West was a basketball icon who played for the Los Angeles Lakers for 14 years. Known for his scoring, passing, and defensive skills, West was a 14-time All-Star and helped the Lakers win one NBA title. He was named to 12 All-NBA teams and five All-Defense teams, showcasing his versatility on the court. West is also famously known as the silhouette used for the NBA logo, earning him the nickname “The Logo.”

    The basketball community is mourning the loss of a true legend in Jerry West, whose impact on the game will never be forgotten. Rest in peace, Logo.