Re: The under-appeciated Elgin Baylor


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Posted by ej on June 15, 2017 at 10:07:56

In Reply to: The under-appeciated Elgin Baylor posted by cincinnatifan on June 14, 2017 at 10:33:29

I think more forgotten than under appreciated. In his time he was considered one of the best ever. His last couple of years, due mostly to injury, put a shadow of sorts on his talents and achievements. Then the NBA started very rapidly to change with highly athletic guys coming in like the Dr (and there were others) right after he retired. Baylor just sort of got lost in the shuffle of the "new" game, but was still recognized in '96 as one of the top 50 NBA players of all time. Career stats of 28 and 14, rookie of the year, 11 times an all star and 10 times all NBA first team. I'd take that. By all rights he should have won at least one championship by that's how the ball bounces sometimes. Ain't sports grand?


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