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Elgin Baylor

Biography

NBA Hall of Popularity forward who played for the Minneapolis and LA Lakers from 1958 to 1971; called to 11 NBA All-Star video games and got his #22 shirt retired with the Lakers. He slipped out of college and worked in a home furniture store before signing up for the NBA. He was the #1 general draft choose in 1958 and was called Rookie of the entire year in 1959. His brothers Sal and Kermit had been a big impact in his golf ball lifestyle. He was wedded to Ruby Saunder from 1958 to 1974. He found the Minneapolis Lakers just a couple years after superstar middle George Mikan finished his career using the team.

Quick Facts


Full Name Elgin Baylor
Date Of Birth September 16, 1934
Place Of Birth Washington, DC
Height 1.96 m
Weight 102 kg
Profession Basketball Player
Education Seattle University, College of Idaho
Nationality American
Spouse Ruby Saunder
Parents Uzziel Baylor, John Baylor
Awards All-NBA Team, NBA Rookie of the Year Award, NBA All-Star Game Most Valuable Player Award, NCAA Basketball Tournament Most Outstanding Player, NBA Executive of the Year Award, Helms Foundation College Basketball Player of the Year
Star Sign Virgo

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1Vice President of Basketball Operations, Los Angeles Clippers (1986-present). [November 2003]
2Filed suit against the Los Angeles Clippers and owner Donald Sterling alleging race and age discrimination, claiming that he was "grossly underpaid" as the team's general manager compared to the salaries of other NBA general managers. The suit also names the NBA as "a joint venturer/partner of condoning, adopting and ratifying this discriminatory practice..." Baylor was fired in 2008. (11 February 2009).
3Head Coach for New Orleans Jazz (1976-1979).
4Assistant coach for New Orleans Jazz (1974-1976).
5Shares All-Star Game single-game record for most free throws made (12 in 1962).
6Shares All-Star Game career record for most free throws attempted (98).
7Holds All-Star Game career record for most free throws made (78).
81959 NBA All-Star Game co-MVP.
9Shares single-game playoff record for most field goals attempted in one half - 25 (4/14/62 vs. Boston).
10Shares NBA Finals single-game record for most field goals made - 22 (4/14/62 vs. Boston).
11Holds NBA Finals single-game records for most points - 61; and most field goals attempted in one half - 25 (4/14/62 vs. Boston).
12Named to All-NBA first team 10 times (1959-1965 and 1967-1969).
131959 NBA Rookie of the Year.
14Named to 1958 Sporting News All-America first team while playing at Seattle University. Averaged 32.5 points and 19.3 rebounds per game.
15Los Angeles Lakers franchise all-time leading rebounder (11,463).
16Forward for Minneapolis/Los Angeles Lakers (1958-1972).
17Played for Westside Ford (AAU team in Seattle) averaging 34 points per game from 1955-1956.
181958 NCAA University Division Tournament MVP.
19Named to 1958 Sporting News All-America first team.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century1980TV SeriesOlympian

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Black Magic2008TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
ESPN SportsCentury2000-2002TV Series documentaryHimself
The White Shadow1980TV SeriesHimself
The Way It Was1975TV SeriesHimself
1974 NBA All-Star Game1974TV SpecialHimself - Color Commentator
Soul Train1972TV SeriesGuest
Greatest Sports Legends1972TV SeriesHimself
Goin' Back to Indiana1971TV SpecialHimself
The 1970 NBA Finals1970TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Los Angeles Lakers Forward
1970 NBA All-Star Game1970TV SpecialHimself
The Joey Bishop Show1969TV SeriesHimself
1969 NBA All-Star Game1969TV SpecialHimself
Laugh-In1968TV SeriesHimself
1968 NBA All-Star Game1968TV SpecialHimself - Western Conference Forward

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Black Magic2008TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
NBA Awesome Endings1989Video documentaryHimself

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