The Minneapolis Lakers selected Baylor with the No. 1 overall pick in the 1958 NBA Draft. He spent all 13 seasons with the Lakers, leading them to eight NBA Finals appearances. Baylor scored 61 points in leading the Lakers to a 126-121 Game 5 victory over Boston in the 1962 NBA Finals, a record that still stands to this day.
- 11-time NBA All-Star (1959-1965, 1967-1970)
- 10-time All-NBA First Team (1959-1965, 1967-1969)
- NBA Rookie of the Year (1959)
- NBA All-Star Game MVP (1959)
- Ranks first in Lakers franchise history in rebounds (11,463) and fourth in points (23,149)
- Los Angeles Lakers #22 jersey retired