Weeks after awarding the Presidential Medal of Freedom to President  intends to bestow another sportsman with the nation’s highest civilian honor. 

In a tweet on Saturday, Trump said Jerry West, the 14-time NBA all-star and basketball Hall Of Fame inductee, would be receiving the medal for his “outstanding career, both on and off the court.” 

The president also extended his birthday wishes to the NBA great, who turned 81 on May 28.

The Great Jerry West will be receiving our Nation’s highest civilian honor, The Presidential Medal of Freedom, for his outstanding career, both on and off the court. Happy Birthday Jerry!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump)

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