The Los Angeles Lakers have announced that Elgin Baylor has passed away the age of 86 of natural causes.
Baylor played 14 seasons for the Los Angeles Lakers and was a 10-time First Team All-NBA selection. Baylor was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1977. Baylor later had a lengthy tenure running the Los Angeles Clippers. Here is what the Lakers sent out in a statement on social media:
“Elgin was THE superstar of his era - his many accolades speak to that,” said Jeanie Buss. “He was one of the few Lakers players whose career spanned from Minneapolis to Los Angeles. But more importantly he was a man of great integrity, even serving his country as a U.S. Army reservist, often playing for the Lakers only during his weekend pass. He is one of the all-time Lakers greats with his No. 22 jersey retired in the rafters and his statue standing guard in front of Staples Center. He will always be part of the Lakers legacy. On behalf of the entire Lakers family, I’d like to send my thoughts, prayers and condolences to Elaine and the Baylor family.”
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