Elgin Baylor, who endured a bitter breakup with the Clippers under former owner Donald Sterling, has returned to the fold. Baylor, a Hall of Fame player and Clippers GM from 1986 to 2008 who sued Sterling after he was fired, sat next to new owner Steve Ballmer at Wednesday night's 111-107 overtime loss to the San Antonio Spurs. Baylor was introduced as "a very special guest" during...
The year was 1965, and Wayne Estes was everybody's All-American. The Utah State forward spent the season neck-and-neck with Miami's Rick Barry (a future NBA Hall of Famer) for the nation's scoring title, and was considered to be every bit the equal of (if not better than) fellow All-Americans Bill Bradley, Gail Goodrich and Cazzie Russell. A future with the Los Angeles Lakers --...
LA Lakers legends Elgin Baylor, Snoop Dogg and Jerry West just chillin’ in an alternate universe. Art by Karmo Ruusmaa. The post Elgin Baylor x Snoop Dogg x Jerry West Illustration appeared first on Hooped Up.
Former Clippers general manager Elgin Baylor left the team and sued the Clippers, claiming he was discriminated against based on his race and his age. This despite the fact, many NBA fans noted, Baylor had failed to build anything resembling a quality team in Los Angeles. Quite possibly, he was hampered by an owner who could care less if his team won. Baylor lost his lawsuit, but...
In 2009, Elgin Baylor sued Donald Sterling after being fired as GM of the Los Angeles Clippers. In the lawsuit, which he eventually lost, Baylor alleged racial and age discrimination against Sterling. It didn’t help Baylor’s case that he was employed for 22 years despite having a terrible record and only two winning seasons. But […]
Having just started reading the Julius Erving autobiography this week, it’s been an intriguing look at the man who defined the high-flying style of play for millions of basketball hopefuls. Twice in the early portions of the book, Erving brings up the first influence on his style of play. When he tore up his knee […] The post The Continued Omission Of Elgin Baylor appeared first...
HT: LBergCheck out this picture. It was taken in a preseason game back in 1970. It was the only time all five of these legends shared a court together competitively. These are Hall Of Famers Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (if you really needed to know, 33), Oscar Robertson (1), Jerry West (44), Elgin Baylor (22) and Wilt Chamberlain (leaning over). Awesome shot.
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