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Dirk climbing the ranks, passes Elgin Baylor for 15th on NBA all-time playoff scoring list

Dirk Nowitzki is No. 1 on just about every list in the Mavericks' record book and he's rising fast on a lot of the NBA playoff rankings.With his 12th point on Saturday, which came just before halftime, he passed Elgin Baylor (3,623) for 15th place on the NBA's all-time playoff scoring list.Briefly: The Mavericks have not had a lot of success in series when they trail 2-1. They are...
Via SportsDay
April 23, 2016

D’Angelo Russell has great celebration after hitting clutch shot

D'Angelo Russell pulled out a great celebration after making a huge 3-pointer to give the Los Angeles Lakers a 107-101 win over the visiting Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday night. Russell, who at many times this season has been in head coach Byron Scott's doghouse, broke out with a 39-point effort in which he shot 14-of-21, including 8-for-12 on threes. He made a big three to put the Lakers...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Lakers are so quick to praise D'Angelo Russell they forget an icon

D'Angelo Russell had the breakout game every Lakers fan had hoped to see ever since the team drafted him No. 2 overall last year. The rookie point guard had 39 points in LA's 107-102 win over the Nets on Tuesday.And Russell enjoyed every moment of his career game, especially after this critical three that virtually sealed the win.So of course the Lakers twitter account was quick...
Via FOX Sports
March 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Is Steph Curry A Top 25 Player Of All Time?

In ESPN's All-Time #NBArank, Golden State Warrior's point guard Stephen Curry was ranked as the 23rd best player in NBA history. Even though he has played only 6 NBA seasons and three All-Star games, Chef Curry was able to crack the NBA's top of 25 all time.Fanatics in support of Curry's all-time status will argue that his last year and a half has been so overwhelmingly dominant...
Via The Sports Quotient
February 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Elgin Baylor reunites with Clippers now that Donald Sterling's gone

Elgin Baylor, who endured a bitter breakup with the Clippers under former owner Donald Sterling, has returned to the fold. Baylor, a Hall of Fame player and Clippers GM from 1986 to 2008 who sued Sterling after he was fired, sat next to new owner Steve Ballmer at Wednesday night's 111-107 overtime loss to the San Antonio Spurs. Baylor was introduced as "a very special guest" during...
Via FOX Sports
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Wayne Estes a magical presence at Utah State, 50 years after his death

The year was 1965, and Wayne Estes was everybody's All-American. The Utah State forward spent the season neck-and-neck with Miami's Rick Barry (a future NBA Hall of Famer) for the nation's scoring title, and was considered to be every bit the equal of (if not better than) fellow All-Americans Bill Bradley, Gail Goodrich and Cazzie Russell. A future with the Los Angeles Lakers --...
Via FOX Sports
February 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Elgin Baylor on Donald Sterling: Justice is served

Former Clippers general manager Elgin Baylor left the team and sued the Clippers, claiming he was discriminated against based on his race and his age. This despite the fact, many NBA fans noted, Baylor had failed to build anything resembling a quality team in Los Angeles. Quite possibly, he was hampered by an owner who could care less if his team won. Baylor lost his lawsuit, but...
Via Crossover Chronicles
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Elgin Baylor on Donald Sterling: ‘Justice has been served’

In 2009, Elgin Baylor sued Donald Sterling after being fired as GM of the Los Angeles Clippers. In the lawsuit, which he eventually lost, Baylor alleged racial and age discrimination against Sterling. It didn’t help Baylor’s case that he was employed for 22 years despite having a terrible record and only two winning seasons. But […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

The Continued Omission Of Elgin Baylor

Having just started reading the Julius Erving autobiography this week, it’s been an intriguing look at the man who defined the high-flying style of play for millions of basketball hopefuls. Twice in the early portions of the book, Erving brings up the first influence on his style of play. When he tore up his knee […] The post The Continued Omission Of Elgin Baylor appeared first...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Kareem, Wilt, West, Baylor and Big O ... All On The Court?

HT: LBergCheck out this picture.  It was taken in a preseason game back in 1970.  It was the only time all five of these legends shared a court together competitively.  These are Hall Of Famers Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (if you really needed to know, 33), Oscar Robertson (1), Jerry West (44), Elgin Baylor (22) and Wilt Chamberlain (leaning over).  Awesome shot.  
Via Sportz Assassin
January 13, 2014  |  Discuss
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