In this photo taken May 24, 2011, Jerry West smiles after being introduced as a new member of the Golden State Warriors basketball club's Executive Board, during a news conference in San Francisco. West says he has battled depression since childhood, when his father would beat the future Hall of Fame basketball player, causing him low self-esteem that has plagued him despite a successful career as one of the NBA's biggest influences. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
Gallery: Famous West Virginians
Jun. 20, 2012 @ 12:00 AM
West Virginia was once considered home for many famous faces. Here are some of the famous people with ties to West Virginia.