25. Lakers Draft Jerry West

Date: 4/11/1960

Oscar Robertson was the first selection in the 1960 Draft, a territorial pick of the Cincinnati Royals. The soon to be relocated Minneapolis Lakers then selected West Virginia guard Jerry West. Now given their resumes as players, there seemingly wasn't a loser in this scenario. Two Hall of Famers, two icons, two winners, right? But considering West's undying loyalty to the Lakers and subsequent success as a general manager, this is one situation where the Lakers were lucky to have come in second.

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