West: Lakers Will be Dangerous in Playoffs
Jerry West is plenty busy these days as a consultant for the Golden State Warriors and executive director of the Northern Trust Open, which tees off next Thursday at Riviera Country Club.
But he has also kept an eye on the Lakers, the franchise for which he became a Hall of Fame player and, later, general manager.
West conceded that many of the Lakers’ performances had been “spotty” and “looked like exhibition games,” but insisted there were better days ahead.
“The Lakers will be very dangerous in the playoffs,” he said in a phone interview Thursday with The Times. “They need rest between games. The way they’re playing now on the road, they haven’t had the kind of success they need. But they’re still very capable.”