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Donald Trump: Jerry West to get Presidential Medal of Freedom

2019 NBA Draft Combine - Day 1

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - MAY 16: Former NBA player Jerry West watches action during Day One of the NBA Draft Combine at Quest MultiSport Complex on May 16, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

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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.