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Jerry West talks blockbuster trades and more on 'The Dan Patrick Show.'
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If anything else -- surprising yourself all the work cheer so anyway it's just beautiful place that was a great friends you -- Well king salmon are -- -- looked pretty much any bare -- king salmon alum but. -- -- Ireland so it's really have an eclectic tour. Opportunity every time we dropped her alarm over the war that's for sure. You get recognized in Alaska. Oh yeah. Korea which spurred depriving there and then and then Andre would be out with a bachelor and people are are -- in our -- and so. So gracious with me and I have always looked at that as a closer and you know I don't ever sanction intrusion of your privacy is some people do on this circuit growing quieter. Well I appreciate you joining us so I wanted to ask you a couple things including New -- to the deal because you go back to what you did with Shaquille O'Neal. And to pull that deal loss. And I -- and I feel like the Lakers are you know they're in pretty deep here with Dwight Howard to try to pull this soft. Give people an idea of just held hiring. Aggravating. Exhilarating all of that is when you're trying to pull -- the deal this magnitude. Well then it becomes so much more complex today it was -- passed out and you know it it seemed like you need to do the players and I can't project mediate -- trying to. Deliver player to a place he really wants ago and I think he's made it evidently clear that he would love to end up in the record. But that look like atop the table and and now he went out suitors so to speak -- people particularly. That can give something back to Orlando which got to give them an opportunity debilitating -- toward. And it's much more are complicated today and has been the past. And Jeremy -- situation. How did he end up in Houston in your opinion in the Knicks no not bringing him back. Well I think the last year really deal would probably cost them about thirty million dollars and I don't think anyone would feel that he's worth thirty million dollars. Because they were an electric charge and Jeremy. In a great story and young kids that apparently other opportunities start two with the Warriors are. Because of a trade it was Nady would let go he went to easterners like go in and all the sudden. The same -- letting go down there. By your Jim Gregory and they're going to put him in the position that. The last year -- the -- is like fourteen million dollar you know. I'm happy for him I'm happy for any player to get straight to. And particularly show more respect some talent and hard route to get there. And delighted that he's gonna have an opportunity to be able played Houston. Even though a New York obviously he was out cult -- there. Have you seen enough and Jeremy Lin where you know what you're going to get. I don't think so. Are really don't think so. -- -- in New York you got a great opportunity. There in New York traffic. -- not a QB -- going forward and hopefully he'll be able to. Play up to these types that each there and also -- a -- really terrific kid and and it very very competitive than YouTube if you wish that it security situation they're great success and I'm sure a lot of people in New York will be -- Boehringer and and particularly Iraq it's better people -- it. He's Jerry West the Laker hall of Famer joining us taking a break on his fishing trip in Alaska is Steve Nash going to the Lakers. Does that change the pecking order of the power teams in the Western European. -- I'll have to change in the pecking order but it did give him player late in game I think they can. Kobe Bryant doesn't have to do all the work he's got to create shots for other players they're gonna get a lot better -- and the other thing he can make your shots consistently. You know he's 38 years of age you -- wonderful athlete. And one of the things that -- I think they need they need more leadership on the team he's gonna provide depth. But also they need to be more athletic in my only question is is that you -- did it help -- potentially have that that would be an area where I think. I wanna watch him play last year probably together great admiration for what they've accomplished everything but I would think that. Do they get better defensively but I'll be here and -- a bit better offensively more -- You've talked about this you were. Probably in the forefront of those commenting on Bynum and Gasol and didn't think it would work at the same time on the floor but if you bring in Dwight Howard and instead of Andrew Bynum. Is it still the same situation. With Gasol and Andrew white there or does it improve her makes it make it worse. Well I think the biggest thing -- -- -- -- connect and it just so what's up with players are there are. I think the roles. But Gasol and Bynum certainly need to be decline a little bit more. And -- you know there they're both talented players and college. Probably more personal -- than Andrew but -- much more a presence. Down deep when he -- as the bulk and power to complete different kind of center and not think he would we have witnessed AST nice to say getting there -- accuracy. Completely different product got a player because he runs the court so -- -- -- he he doesn't block shortly. It in the sense that most and then he goes after. Any anticipate him which is or greater danger -- -- think individually he's a much better defender. That I think it would give the Lakers have an opportunity to really. Beat very solid going forward as -- as some of their older players -- are probably quite in the air and you obviously know you polishing note. You obviously know that. That -- Older players eventually their careers are going to be short. And that he will be another building block -- -- going forward and they've always good -- very daring things there and this will be a complex trade so. You know our. -- we came out recently said he looks playing maybe two more years. You believe that. Well you know he's such a competitive person but are -- candidate and he'd probably want to be able to compete at the highest level. And our league at any question that as players go along and see a difference in their play. You'll see as many forays to the basket incredible dunks and stuff like that is who once bit but he showed skill. And so station I think that you know I think either here as a player he was going on the right team. And had other people complementing and in particular they can stay injury free which he has been able to do. And terms of serious injuries. Then he should be able played more than that he wants to put it takes an enormous amount. Hard work dedication. And the enormous pressure on someone like him to produce every night so you know that that's going to be up to -- that I don't treat from the a talent standpoint. That he would he would lose that much but a physical standpoint Q when you start to lose -- you do lose a. You have these guys now -- with -- the number I mean Kobe's played a couple extra seasons if you factor in the playoff games end and B you know the pressure and intensity to grind of those games is you know. It probably double or triple what you have during the regular season how much do you factor that in. Of a guy when you say well he's only 33. You know Kobe's probably with those legs 35 or 36. Well and know -- most people don't Figaro report also and there are buckles. They are the most grueling time of the year pro players and protect -- players that it got riposte -- should do more and more the pressure's on them every night there's hitters and lose a game that. You know is probably not because he played well and he could play great. But there's just an enormous pressure or not -- don't have that regardless of who you are you get to the point where you say yourself in -- do are more endure. Criticism. At a level that that you receive -- -- -- -- -- it really truly great players. And only you go back -- efficient buddies as always so -- for breakfast by the where you are you catching breakfast. Well no no no no we're I'm with Baron Hill who -- lifelong friend of mine and -- catcher or editorial aren't quite up for vote here. And you would -- -- have a chip on board -- you but I continue to play our understand you're playing golf and Walter and some mark -- the other day. I went to Delaware in I would and where their -- Jimmer Jimmer Jack Wagner was in there playing gin Rummy. In they said Doug Jerry's usually in playing gin Rummy and I I saw a lot of guys there and know Jerry lasted -- country club. Well I heard the language of what you're on the golf course certain. If -- entered an -- a -- they don't go your trash talker of the -- I learned from some of the best that Larry Bird talk recent months of those things to say but you know what I love number requirement. I -- yeah I couldn't back it up but I've played with Rick Neuheisel who he shot 74. Right he's a good player and he and I felt too by the way. When -- I think you play with Marty delayed yep there -- Bet they're all men wanna play with assists you're competitive and fun and we we have about five or six -- would play out there -- it was really fun game and and and -- -- -- get a chance to play that often anymore but oh great competitor and a future book. And are you gotta run them that thanks for having her show and are you and Olympic. Yeah up yet going no Sunday so pretty -- pretty big pretty big moment -- Well great enjoy -- that great to talk to you. Nine thank you Jerry say travels have fun thank you are there so Jerry West liquor --