A couple of days ago, NBA player (and Xavier alum) David West announced his retirement after a very productive 15-year career.
He didn’t have the marquee value of some of his single-name counterparts in the pros (Kobe, Shaq, LeBron, etc.) but he was a two-time All-Star who had an extremely productive career. Check out the stats below:
He was a pro’s pro, a true warrior, and someone who made everyone else on the team better. A couple of years ago, he joined the Golden State Warriors for the veteran minimum salary when he could’ve gotten much more elsewhere. Because “you can’t take it with you.”
He also had passions beyond the b-ball court. This Washington Post article is a nice tribute to his many talents.
Scott Van Pelt sums up David West’s career and his ethos beautifully in this One Big Thing segment:
Congratulations to D. West on a job well done!