D. West, The Best

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.”

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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!

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