The world of basketball lost a legend today as Elgin Baylor passed away from natural causes. He was 86 years old.
Baylor led the Seattle Redhawks to a Final Four Appearance in 1958, and while his team did not win, the All-American was named the Final Four MVP. His collegiate success netted him the first overall pick that year, going to the Minneapolis Lakers, where he won the Rookie of the Year.
The Small Forward went on to be one of the top NBA players of the 1960s, and would be named to ten First Team All-NBA Selections. Knee problems reduced him to only 11 Games in his last two season, and he retired after the 1971-72 Season, and Baylor left professional basketball with a 27.4 Point and 13.5 Rebound per Game Average.
He would later be the General Manager for the Los Angeles Clippers from 1989 to 2009, though would only see the playoffs twice in that capacity.
Baylor was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 1977, and his number 22, was retired by the Lakers in 1983.
We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to extend our condolences to the fans, friends and family of Elgin Baylor.