Donald Trump: Jerry West to get Presidential Medal of Freedom

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WASHINGTON (AP) President Donald Trump says that Jerry West, the pro basketball great, will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

West, a member of the basketball Hall of Fame who played guard for the Los Angeles Lakers and played college basketball at West Virginia University. No date was announced for the award for the 81-year-old West, who has also worked as a basketball executive for the Lakers, Grizzlies and now Clippers.

Trump recently gave the Presidential Medal of Freedom to golfing great Tiger Woods and plans to give one later this month to Arthur Laffer, the economist known as a leading proponent of supply-side economics.