Here is a bit of literature to fill-in the gap left by the NBA lockout this winter. West by West: My Charmed, Tormented Life ($17) is Jerry West’s biography, from his years as a player to his more recent roles as coach and then general manager. If you are wondering the influence West has had on the NBA, just reminder that his silhouette was the fondation of the NBA logo for decades.
More than just a curriculum vitae, West by West is a confession for West as he shares his years battling with depression. As a prologue, he writes ‘My hope is that this book will be both a help and inspiration to those who read it as they strive to realize their dreams’. [via Uncrate].