Elgin Baylor

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16, 1934
Washington, DC
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NBA Hall of Fame forward who played for the Minneapolis and Los Angeles Lakers from 1958 to 1971; named to 11 NBA All-Star games and had his #22 jersey retired by the Lakers.

Before Fame

He dropped out of school and worked at a furniture store before joining the NBA.


He was the #1 overall draft pick in 1958 and was named Rookie of the Year in 1959.

Family Life

His brothers Sal and Kermit were a big influence in his basketball life. He was married to Ruby Saunder from 1958 to 1974.

Associated With

He came to the Minneapolis Lakers just a few years after star center George Mikan ended his career with the team.