Yes. Jerry West was the archtypal guard, and an NBA pioneer. He deserves to be the NBA logo. Everyone knows that Michael Jordan is the GOAT. But we still need to honor our pioneers somehow. The Bob Cousys, the George Mikans, the Jerry West’s of the game. Many people may argue that Oscar was better, but for me Jerry West was the single most complete guard before Michael Jordan. He was a great teammate, was clutch in the playoffs, could play point guard as equally well as shooting guard, offensively he was one of the best and still holds the record for most PPG in a playoff series at 46 PPG. Defensively, he was much better than Oscar and was along with Walt Frazier the best defensive guards of his era. It doesn’t really matter that he only has one ring – Jerry West was the definition of a great guard and had a great legacy (lets not forget all his great work as an executive after he retired as well) – he deserves to continue being the NBA logo.
Note: Jerry West is also my favorite NBA player of all time – my online handle is teezee44 for this reason the ‘44’ in honor of Jerry West.