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Old 03-22-2021, 05:27 PM   #1
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Default R.I.P. Elgin Baylor

The basketball world has lost a true giant today. Elgin was one of the five players that defined the NBA's formative years (I don't really count anything before the shot clock.) The four were of course, Russell, Wilt, Oscar Robertson, and Elgin's teammate Jerry West.

It's sad that there's not much footage of him on youtube, because by all accounts, Elgin was the first "above the rim" superstar, and the first guy who blew people away with his athleticism. Bill Simmons wrote in his book that Elgin was the guy who turned basketball from a horizontal game into a vertical one, and anyone who actually saw him play was awestruck.
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Old 03-22-2021, 08:51 PM   #2
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So sad.

My uncle was at UCLA in the late 60s and always raves about going to Laker games to see him. He was an absolute monster on the court and a good guy.

Really sad there isn’t more footage.
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