Reaction to the death of Jerry West, 'a basketball genius'


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Luminaries from the NBA and the sports world are reacting to the death of basketball Hall of Famer Jerry West. He died Wednesday morning at age 86 with his wife, Karen, by his side, according to a statement from the Los Angeles Clippers. West had been working for the Clippers as a consultant. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says West was "a basketball genius and a defining figure in our league for more than 60 years." LeBron James says he will miss their conversations, calling West a "dear friend."

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