Each sport has its «greatest of all time» list that continues to be debated over the years.

But the NBA roster seems to carry the most weight in creating the fiercest arguments.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Jerry West pose for a photo during the Las Vegas Summer League NBA Con 2023 on July 9, 2023, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Tom O’Connor/NBAE via Getty Images)

The top 10 list is a hotly debated topic, but one of the The all-time greats of the NBA I couldn’t care less where it lands.

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«No. Dan, I don’t live in the past,» West said Friday on «The Dan Patrick Show» when asked if he cared about his ranking in basketball history.

«I’ve been one of those lucky enough people… I guess my ego isn’t big enough to worry about those things. I was happy that I got a chance to play when the league was growing when it was like a league game. high school. when you went to the gym.»

West is considered one of the best to play the game, spending his entire career with the los angeles lakers from 1960 to 1974.

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Jerry West before a Clippers game

Jerry West looks on before an NBA game between the Phoenix Suns and Los Angeles Clippers on October 23, 2022 at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, CA. (Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

He was a 14-time All-Star, winner of the 1972 NBA Finals, and a member of the NBA’s 75th Anniversary Team.

After his playing career came to an end, West became a legendary general manager, helping build championship rosters in Los Angeles.

West was responsible for the draft day trade that brought the five-time champion kobe ​​bryant to the Lakers.

On Friday, West said Bryant was more «advanced» at 19 than Victor Wembanyama, who was first in the overall standings. Saint Anthony Spurs in the 2023 NBA Draft.

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Jerry West attends a Clippers game

Jerry West attends a basketball game between the Los Angeles Clippers and Phoenix Suns at Crypto.com Arena on April 20, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. (Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images)

«Kobe was further along. He didn’t have that height,» West said. «His body was a little bigger. But they both bring a different kind of emotion to the game, and I’m very hopeful that for the Spurs, and partly for the league, he’s one of those players that people want.» . come to see because of the uniqueness of his talent.

«Anything that’s good for basketball and particularly for the growth of the game, I’m all for it.»

West is currently a consultant to the Los Angeles Clippers.