#4. Jerry West

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Jerry West was a 14x NBA All-Star, played in 9 NBA Finals (winning in 1972) and remains the only player in NBA history to be named Finals MVP despite being on the losing team (1969).  After his playing career concluded, he was head coach of the Lakers for three years, leading Los Angeles into the playoffs each year and earning a Western Conference Finals berth once. West was named general manager of the Lakers prior to the 1982–83 NBA season and guided Los Angeles to 6 championship rings during his tenure. His number 44 was retired by the Lakers in 1983.