For most fans, we’ve only read or heard about Elgin Baylor and how gifted he was as a shooter, rebounder, and passer. In 1960, Baylor scored 71 points which was a record at the time and still holds the record for most points in the NBA Finals with 61 points.
In 13 seasons with the Minneapolis/Los Angeles Lakers, Baylor averaged 27.4 points, 13.5 rebounds, and 4.6 assists while appearing in 11 All-Star Games. He is considered one of the greatest players of all time and was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1977.
Here’s 20 minutes of Elgin Baylor highlights, courtesy of Wilt Chamberlain Archive:
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