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Elgin Baylor

Baylor Legacy

"Because his career had paralleled the succession of the juggernaut Boston Celtics teams in the 1950s and 1960s, Baylor never played on a club that won an NBA championship," the NBA.com wrote on its Web site. "His best years as a scorer coincided with Wilt Chamberlain's peak years, and Baylor never captured a scoring title." Some of Baylor's most acrobatic moves never made film. It was well before the home video era and television coverage of the NBA was sparse during his prime. "It is possible that no forward ever performed with the offensive proficiency and flair that Elgin Baylor showed for the Lakers during the late 1950s and throughout the '60s," Schwartz wrote. "It wasn't just the number of points he scored; it was the way he got them, thrilling fans with the remarkable variety of his elegant actions."

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