Great basketball player Jerry West has sold his Greenbrier Sporting Club home to Jay Justice, son of the governor of West Virginia, according to local records.
The property sold for $ 2.75 million, according to documents filed with the Greenbrier County Clerk. The house previously owned by Jerry and Karen West is in the Traveller’s Hill neighborhood of the planned community. The filing took place on July 13.
This is the second home previously owned by a major sports figure to be purchased by Jay Justice. In the spring of 2020, Jay Justice bought a home from professional golfer Bubba Watson for $ 2.5 million.
The deed of the West-to-Justice transaction indicates that the lender is the First Guaranty Bank of Hammond, Louisiana.
The Louisiana Bankers Association lists Marshall T. Reynolds as president of First Guaranty. Reynolds is a longtime and prominent athletic donor at Marshall University. Reynolds was one of the members of Jim Justice’s transition team after being elected governor in 2016.
The act says the Sporting Club house debt is due to be paid by August 13, 2022 – one year.
Jerry West is a West Virginia native and basketball legend who has long been associated with the Greenbrier Resort. Jerry West was among the dignitaries who helped the judges open a new casino in 2009, shortly after their purchase of the complex.
The Prime 44 West steakhouse at the Greenbrier lives up to its name and number. It features a 25,000-point basketball, a tan sneaker, a 1960 Olympics gold medal, and jerseys from West’s basketball history with West Virginia University and the Los Angeles Lakers.
Some of the steakhouse’s menu items, such as the 44-ounce Jerry West Porterhouse and Karen’s Italian Ice Cream Cake, are named after West and his wife. The steakhouse was named one of the best restaurants in the South of 2019 by Southern Living.
In 2014, Jerry and Karen West recorded a video for the Greenbrier Sporting Club, describing their love for the area.
“About a year after we got married, we kept coming back every summer, spending probably a month every summer with our whole family – 20-25 of us. That’s what brought us to the Sporting Club, ”recalls Karen West. “It was our favorite vacation spot, and we participated in all the hotel activities. We fished, played golf, played tennis, hiked, whatever you imagined you could do here.
Jerry West described his admiration for the classic and comfortable appeal of the house. “If you look around you can see the incredible finishing work done on this house,” he said in the 2014 video. “The stonework. As I mentioned, I kinda like the rustic looking houses with the fireplaces, the beautiful stone on the outside of the house.
The buyer of the house, Jay Justice, is the son of Governor Jim Justice and now runs the Justice family’s coal operations.