Widely regarded as one of the greatest small forwards and best players in the NBA History, Elgin Baylor is a legend and was the first one to score in some tough ways.
He had dozens of ways to score and shoot near the basket, had incredible strength and was capable of posting up like Bill Russell, pass like Magic Johnson and dribble with the best point guards in the league.
To add to that, he was a fantastic defender. That was Baylor's playing style that made him one of the most dominate ever.
He averaged fantastic 27.4 points per game in his career, had near 30 points and 17 rebounds in his first 7 years and fantastic career averages to prove how great he was.
But in his career, he didn't have a title so that's the biggest reason why he's often left out of the discussion of the best players of all time.
His impact on the Lakers was memorable and any true fan of this legendary franchise should show respect. When healthy, he led his team in rebounding and scoring!
Elgin was also known for posting 61 points and 22 rebounds in a NBA Finals game which is an all time great performance!
He recorded 23,149 points (27,4), grabbed 11,463 rebounds (13,5) and dished out 3,650 assists (4,3).
Here are his accomplishments:
Honors: Elected to Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame (1977); All-NBA First Team (1959, '60, '61, '62, '63, '64, '65, '67, '68, '69); Rookie of the Year (1959); 11-time NBA All-Star; All-Star co-MVP (1959)