He was once described as the man who changed the NBA forever, Elgin Baylor, has passed away at the age of 86.
Basketball Hall of Famer Elgin Baylor has died due to natural causes, the Lakers announced.
He was 86. pic.twitter.com/Iujk4AXsAc
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) March 22, 2021
Elgin Baylor was the league’s first hang-time highlight machine. It is unfortunate that is game changing player has just over 2% of his career field goals on footage. Many people say he is the most underrated player in the history of the NBA due to being a blueprint for players such as “Dr. J”, “Air Jordan”, and more.
Kobe Bryant once discussed the greatness of Baylor and his place among the upper echelon of Los Angeles Lakers ball players in the interview below.
The video below shows the amazing talent that Elgin Baylor was and how he was a trailblazer in the sport of basketball.