Karen West whose maiden name is Bua is renown for being the wife of Jerry West, an American basketball executive and former player who played professionally for the Los Angeles Lakers.
Karen West Age
She was born on June 16th, 1963 and is currently 65 years old as per public records.
Karen West Background
According to her Facebook account, which goes by the name Karen Bua West, she is currently self-employed. She previously worked as a Teacher at Los Angeles Unified School District and at California State Controller’s Office.
Jerry West & Karen West
Jerry West married Karen Bua West on May 28th, 1978 after divorcing his first wife and college sweetheart Martha Jane West in 1976. At the time of their marriage with Karen, she was a cheerleader for the Los Angeles Lakers while Jerry West was transitioning from a player to a coach for the Lakers. On their age difference, Karen was
Jerry West, currently 81 years old, is an NBA Hall of Fame guard also referred to as “Mr. Clutch.” He won an NBA Championship with the Los Angeles Lakers in 1972 and was named NBA Finals MVP for the Lakers in 1969 despite the team losing to the Boston Celtics in seven games. His silhouette became the image for the NBA logo. Jerry West led East Bank High School to a West Virginia State Championship, making the school change its name to West Bank High School.
West became general manager of the Lakers in 1982 and helped the franchise win six NBA Championships before he became GM of the Memphis Grizzlies in 2002. As general manager of the Lakers, he helped bring the great Kobe Bryant to Los Angeles. On June 14th, 2017, West announced that he would go to the Los Angeles Clippers as an executive board member.
According to the New York Post, his wife says that West does not respond to email or even have an email address, because “he doesn’t know how to use a computer,” Karen West, his wife, said. But the man whose silhouette and unmistakable left-handed dribble served as the inspiration for the N.B.A. logo has managed to gradually add texting to his repertoire
In 2011, West and bestselling author Jonathan Coleman wrote a memoir entitled West by West: My Charmed, Tormented Life. The book has had tremendous critical acclaim and became an instant New York Times bestseller. During an interview on HBO’s Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel, West revealed that as a child he was the victim of physical abuse from his father and has suffered from depression ever since. “He wouldn’t speak for days at a time … It worried me,” Karen West says, adding that “Jerry doesn’t say `I love you.’… Maybe once a year.”
Jerry West Marriages & Children
Jerry West married Karen Bua West on May 28th, 1978, after divorcing his first wife and college sweetheart Martha Jane Kane in 1976. He and Martha had three sons together named David, Mark, and Michael. With Karen, he had two more sons named Ryan and Jonnie.