Sean Deveney is a journalist who has covered all aspects of
sports throughout his career. Formerly with the Sporting
News, he currently writes for Heavy.com, Forbes SportsMoney,
and NBA Alumni. The author of Facing Michael Jordan, Fun
City, Greed and Glory, and Before Wrigley Became
Jerry West played for the Los Angeles Lakers from 1960 to 1974, earning All-Star honors in each of those years and induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1980. He was the Lakers' general manager from 1982 to 1994 and executive vice president of basketball operations from 1995 to 2000.