On my way home I was listening to ESPNLA's Max and Marcellus show and they were talking about Dwight Howard leaving the Lakers, blah blah blah....then they talk about the Logo and NBA legend Jerry West and how things may be different if he were still running the Lakers...
Then all of a sudden, the fill in for Max Kellerman starts talking about how Jerry West was brought in by Jerry Richardson to help mentor Cam Newton and that he was working with Cam on "getting his mind right."
It was just a 30 second mention but I hope that this is a true story.
Given it was radio, obviously no links at the moment.
However, I could not find this anywhere online in any articles either so if anyone can confirm this it would be great.
Here is the MP3 of the podcast I recorded straight from audio. For those interested in the Max and Marcellus podcast, it is in the last two minutes of hour 2 on 6/27/13.
The fill in for Max Kellerman is a journalist named Rick Schwartz and he is the one who actually mentions Jerry West and Cam Newton. He states that no one really knows about this. He is also a decent journalist (broke Brett Favre retirement story). So there may be some validity to his claim.