Found May 31, 2013 on The Daily Sports Herald:
Ask any true NBA fan who Elgin Baylor is, and they’ll tell you he was one of the greatest players to ever don an NBA jersey. However, if you ask a more casual basketball fan, especially a younger one, there’s unfortunately a good chance they might not know much about him aside from his name. Baylor played for the Lakers throughout the 1960's - an era in the NBA best characterized by Bill Russell and the Celtics’ domination of the league. During that decade, Baylor was exceptional to say the least. He averaged 27.4 points and 13.4 rebounds per game over the course of his career, including three seasons where he averaged over 30 points a game. Baylor scored an NBA Finals record 61 points against the Celtics in Game 5 of the 1961 NBA Finals, and also scored at least 30 points in each of the seven games in that series, which is also an unbroken NBA record. In addition, he was an 11-time All-Star and was one of the game's first high-flying, above-the-rim leapers. The...

Inside the Elgin Baylor memorabilia auction

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. Six men slouch at a table against the wall. Theyre nondescript, wearing variations on the uniform of plaid shirt, sport coat and thick-rimmed glasses so prevalent among that certain subset of men between 25 and 40. Each has a laptop; some sport headphones. All appear bored. The noise in the room is some kind of strange song, almost, with these men as the worst...

Elgin Baylor Is Auctioning Off A Lot Of Signed Shoes (Among Other Things)

Elgin Baylor is one of the greatest players in NBA history, and head of the “Best Players To Never Win A Title” class. Well, technically he has a championship ring, but it came under unusual circumstances: Baylor retired nine games into the 1971-72 season, after which his Lakers squad promptly ripped off 33 consecutive wins, on their way to the 1972 NBA Title. Baylor was ultimately...

Lakers legend Elgin Baylor is selling his stuff in Beverly Hills auction

Ever wanted to own Elgin Baylor’s championship ring? That will cost at least $40K Ever wanted to own Elgin’s 1959 All-Star Game MVP award? That will cost at least 15K In part of a large-scale auction with the Beverly Hills auction website “Julien’s Auction”, former Lakers legend and Clippers general manager Elgin Baylor is selling some of his prized possessions. The LA...
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