NBA All-Star Elgin Baylor Dead At 86

Written by on March 22, 2021

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Elgin Baylor, the Lakers’ 11-time NBA All-Star, died Monday of pure causes. He was 86.

The Lakers introduced that Baylor died in Los Angeles together with his spouse, Elaine, and daughter Krystal by his aspect.

With a silky-smooth jumper and fluid athleticism, Baylor performed a serious position in revolutionizing basketball from a ground-bound sport into an aerial present.

Lakers Governor Jeanie Buss praised Baylor as “THE celebrity of his period,” including that his many accolades communicate to that.

His second profession as a personnel government with the Los Angeles Clippers was a lot much less profitable.

He labored for the Clippers from 1986 till 2008, when he left the staff with acrimony and an unsuccessful lawsuit in opposition to proprietor Donald Sterling and the NBA claiming age and race discrimination.

Baylor was the primary NBA participant to surpass 70 factors with a 71-point recreation Dec. 11, 1960, in opposition to New York.

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