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...
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March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

This Day In NBA History – Elgin Baylor Sets NBA Scoring Record (November 8)

The Minneapolis and Los Angeles Lakers superstar forward Elgin Baylor set the NBA scoring record on November 8, 1959. In the same year, Baylor won Rookie of the Year award and at the time when he set the record, he was only in his second year in the league. The record-setting night happened exactly 54 ...The post This Day In NBA History – Elgin Baylor Sets NBA Scoring Record ...
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November 08, 2013  |  Discuss

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...
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May 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Elgin Baylor to auction off his legendary memorabilia

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...
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May 31, 2013  |  Discuss

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...
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May 29, 2013  |  Discuss

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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May 29, 2013  |  Discuss

NBA Legend Elgin Baylor Selling Whitest House Ever Owned By Black Dude For Cool $4.25 Million!

Let’s face it, Elgin Baylor is losing street cred by the day that he lives in this crazy Beverly Hills house he just put on the market for $4.25 million. Our friends at Trulia sent word today that Baylor is trying to unload this place that he purchased for only $1,445,248 in 1992. This is, hands down, the whitest house ever owned by a black dude with street cred to maintain in...
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November 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant Does Not Yet Rank Himself Alongside Washington, D.C. Greats Elgin Baylor and Dave Bing

Our nation's capital has a long history of basketball greatness, and Kevin Durant is quickly making his way up the list of the greatest players to come out of Washington, D.C. Yet Durant demurred Wednesday when he was asked whether he belonged in the discussion off all-time greats from "The District." "My goal as a kid was to be the best player ever in my area...
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June 14, 2012  |  Discuss

NBA Playoff Spotlight: Baylor’s 61-point game

One of the most outstanding playoff performances in history belongs to the graceful Elgin Baylor in Game 5 in 1962 in which he racked up 61 points. The 1962 NBA Finals series would be tied 2-2 as the strong and determined Baylor established a Finals record with 61 points and added 22 rebounds against the herculean Celtics on their turf [...]
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May 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Bynum's 30-board game no surprise to Lakers great

Elgin Baylor talks almost wistfully about the craft of rebounding, as if it's artwork that has been misplaced or a treasure trove that can't be retrieved from deep-sea waters. He was a 6-foot-5 forward for the Lakers when he took 30 rebounds in a 1961 game against the Cincinnati Royals. He was watching on TV when Andrew Bynum grabbed an equally striking 30 rebounds Wednesday...
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April 13, 2012  |  Discuss

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