to start off i want to say that jerry west is amazingly talented and is one of the greatest Basketball players in the nba and at wvu. now, to answer you question, jerry west was before Micheal Jordan, Larry bird, etc. the logo was made in his time and he basically made the nba so popular. besides, he was amazing!
The logo was created right after the 1969 NBA Finals. Read more about who designed this logo http://www.logo-design-and-the-story-behind.com/NBA-Logo.html
Jerry west - Los Angeles Lakers
The NBA logo is Laker legend Jerry West
The NBA player on the NBA logo is Jerry West.
Jerry West is the NBA logo
If it has the NBA logo on the basketball, then it will have a sillouhette of Jerry West on it.
Jerry west - los angeles lakers