Although this article is not based on championship rings, inevitably it does either hurt or help your legacy, this is no truer than with Elgin Baylor.
Elgin, the 14-year NBA veteran, played with the Minneapolis and Los Angeles Lakers. He averaged 27 points and 13 rebounds a game; and in 134 playoff games, Baylor averaged 27 points and 12 rebounds.
Playing with Jerry West for most of his career, Baylor was seen as one of the most fluid and well rounded players to play in the NBA.
His Lakers teams reached the NBA finals 8 times. For 3 seasons, from 1960-1961,1961-1962, 1962-1963, Baylor averaged over 34 points a game and during the 1962 season, he became the first player in NBA history to finish in the top 5 in 4 major statistical categories (Scoring, Rebounding, Assists, and Free throw percentage)