Donald Trump to award Jerry West Presidential Medal of Freedom

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump says that Jerry West, the professional basketball nice, will obtain the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

“The Nice Jerry West might be receiving our Nation’s highest civilian honor, The Presidential Medal of Freedom, for his excellent profession, each on and off the court docket,” in response to the Trump tweet Saturday night time.

West, a member of the Basketball Corridor of Fame, performed guard for the Los Angeles Lakers and performed faculty basketball at West Virginia College. No date was introduced for the award for the 81-year-old West, who additionally has labored as a basketball government.

Trump lately gave the Presidential Medal of Freedom to {golfing} nice Tiger Woods and plans to provide one later this month to Arthur Laffer, the economist referred to as a number one proponent of supply-side economics.