NBA Legend Jerry West is set to receive the President Medal of Freedom. The NBA player has never failed the country when it came to sports or even outside of it. How great would it feel to receive a medal from the President himself? Damn, such a huge honor when the country is clapping as the President bestows it on you.

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Something of this sought has happened with the NBA player, Jerry West. Finally, it feels like all his efforts have paid off and his ‘moment’ is arriving. President Donald Trump has decided to bestow this honor on him for his outstanding performance inside and outside of the court. This news was given out by Donald Trump himself.

Jerry West of NBA receives the President Medal of Freedom
Trump announces on his Twitter
Source- The Times of Israel

The Announcement

Trump tweeted about the news through his official Twitter handle thereby making it official that Jerry West would be the next recipient of this honor.

Barack Obama too gave out Presidential Medal of Freedom to recipients whom he thought were of the essence. Among these, Ellen DeGeneres has also been a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom for her work as a comedian.

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Jerry West of NBA receives the President Medal of Freedom
Jerry West has been a great player, who got the team a lot of perks
Source – Mental Floss

NBA Legend Jerry West

The NBA player, Jerry West will soon receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his work. Before we see his shining eyes while he receives the medal, let’s brush up a little of his history.

West has dedicated 14 years of his life on the court. His performance has got the USA all the fame and records needed. He also led the NBA team to the finals at least nine times. Moreover, he has also scored 25,000 points and became the third player in history to do so.

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