LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A subdued Jerry West spoke with CBS Los Angeles' Jim Hill about his longstanding friendship with former Lakers teammate Elgin Baylor, whose death was announced Monday . FILE: Former Los Angeles Lakers player Jerry West speaks at the unveiling of his bronze statue as legendary Los Angeles Lakers and NBA Hall of Fame player Elgin Baylor listens during a ceremony in Star Plaza at Staples Center on April 6, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images) "Obviously when I found out about it this morning, I think I was stunned," a somber West said via Zoom. "But as the day has gone on and more and more people who knew how much I loved this guy and how much I respected him, it has gotten more difficult, I will tell you." READ MORE: Man In Custody On Suspicion Of Fatally Stabbing 2 In Altadena West was drafted by the Minneapolis Lakers with the second overall pick in 1960 — shortly before the team relocated to Los Angeles — joining the team two years after Baylor, who was 1958's first overall pick. "I remember when I came to Los Angeles — you know, young,… Read full this story
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