Today in Sports History: April 25

In 1965, Los Angeles Laker Jerry West scored at least 40 points in every playoff game. He averaged 46.3 points per game as the Lakers defeated the Baltimore Bullets in six games in the 1965 Western Division Finals. West holds the record for the highest points per game average in a playoff series with 46.3. He was named to the NBA All-Star Team 14 times and was voted one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA history in 1996. In addition to his time with the Lakers, West was also the co-captain of the 1960 U.S. Olympic gold medal team which won gold and was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2010. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame for his individual career in 1980. After his retirement, West became head coach of the Lakers and led the team to three consecutive playoffs and won NBA Executive of the Year twice (1995, 2004). He is currently an executive board member for the Los Angeles Clippers.

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