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Elgin Gay Baylor

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Birthplace: Caroline County, Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of John Wesley Baylor and Uzziel Baylor
Brother of Arthur Kerman Baylor; Private; Private and Columbia Genevieve Reese

Managed by: Tamás Flinn Caldwell-Gilbert
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About Elgin Baylor

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elgin_Baylor

Elgin Gay Baylor (born September 16, 1934) is an American retired basketball player, coach, and executive. He played 13 seasons as a small forward in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for the Minneapolis / Los Angeles Lakers, appearing in eight NBA Finals. Baylor was a gifted shooter, strong rebounder, and an accomplished passer. Renowned for his acrobatic maneuvers on the court, Baylor regularly dazzled Lakers fans with his trademark hanging jump shots. The No. 1 draft pick in 1958, NBA Rookie of the Year in 1959, and an 11-time NBA All-Star, he is regarded as one of the game's all-time greatest players. In 1977, Baylor was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

Baylor spent 22 years as general manager of the Los Angeles Clippers. He won the NBA Executive of the Year Award in 2006, before being relieved of his duties shortly before the 2008–09 season began.

He had a special appearance in the Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (TV series) episode Olympiad, as one of the athletes.

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Elgin Baylor's Timeline

1934
September 16, 1934
Caroline County, Virginia, United States