Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame photographer Andrew Bernstein discusses life behind the scenes with some of the biggest names in the world of sports. Covering the most memorable events of the past three decades, telling lively and personal stories, plus in-depth discussions about the serious issues affecting current and retired athletes. This podcast about the memories, business and culture of sport is a co-production of Legends of Sport and Los Angeles Times.
Andy chats with the legendary Jerry West.
Jerry talks about his consulting role with the Clippers, his relationship with owner Steve Ballmer, and why he's still inspired to stay involved with the game. Andy & Jerry discuss his autobiography West by West: My Charmed, Tormented Life; from personal battles with depression, lessons he learned about racial injustice during his playing career in the sixties, and the power of modern athletes. Hear Mr. Clutch's definition of Greatness, his thoughts on the Lakers/Clippers rivalry, and the drive behind his hyper-competitive nature. Jerry also shares his thoughts on the late Kobe Bryant; how he's dealing with the impact of his tragic death, what made him unlike any other athlete, and how he remembers his life, legend & legacy.