LAS VEGAS — Random sights and thoughts from the first few days of NBA Summer League in Vegas:
•Warriors fans had to be a bit wistful seeing Jerry West sitting courtside with Clippers owner Steve Ballmer, who stole West from the Dubs. By the way, West’s departure wasn’t a simple matter of Joe Lacob declining to match Balmer’s big-bucks offer to West. It’s much more nuanced.
Regardless, West’s place in Warriors’ history is solid. For one thing, he helped see head coach Mark Jackson to the door, creating an opening for Steve Kerr.
•Add West: Some NBA legends let themselves go. West at 80 still cuts a dashing figure, with his Jimmy Johnson-caliber hair and impeccable dress.