Jerry West: Lakers-Clippers West Finals ‘Would Have Been an Incredible Thing’

Jerry West: Lakers-Clippers West Finals ‘Would Have Been an Incredible Thing’
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 22: Paul George #13 of the LA Clippers gets a lesson from NBA legend Jerry West before the game on February 22, 2020 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2020 NBAE (Photo by Adam Pantozzi/NBAE via Getty Images)

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Jerry West has the honor of serving both as a Los Angeles Lakers legend and a Los Angeles Clippers executive.

So when he says he wishes the two teams could have met in the Western Conference Finals this year, it’s clear he means it.

“We were ascending, OK,” West said of the Clippers on NBA Together. “And now when are we going to get back? … No one knows. And the Lakers across town, this would have been an incredible thing for basketball if some way, somehow these two teams co