#22 Elgin Baylor

1960-1972

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.

Career


Lakers No. 1 overall pick in the 1958 NBA draft
NBA Rookie of the Year in 1959
10-time All-NBA First Team from 1959 to 1965 and 1967 to 1969
11-time NBA All-Star from 1959 to 1965 and 1967 to 1970
NBA All-Star Game MVP in 1959
Ranks first in Lakers franchise history in rebounds (11,463)
Ranks fourth in Lakers franchise history in points (23,149)
Retired the #22 jersey for the Los Angeles Lakers
Retired as the NBA's third all-time leading scorer

Elgin Baylor Accomplishment
Elgin Baylor Accomplishment




Video Playlist & Photo Galleries

"Elgin Baylor was a hero and a pioneer both on and off the court."

Pregame intro at STAPLES Center celebrating Elgin Baylor

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"Elgin Baylor was a hero and a pioneer both on and off the court."

Pregame intro at STAPLES Center celebrating Elgin Baylor
Mar 25, 2021  |  00:59

In Memoriam: Elgin Baylor

NBA TV's Matt Winer reports that NBA legend Elgin Baylor has passed.
Mar 22, 2021  |  00:03

Sights and Sounds: Elgin Baylor Statue Unveiling

Relive the best moments from the Elgin Baylor statue ceremony
Apr 8, 2018  |  02:58

Elgin Baylor Statue Ceremony

Elgin Baylor became the 10th person honored with a statue outside of Staples Center, in a ceremony held prior to the Lakers game on April 6
Apr 6, 2018  |  43:13

Elgin Baylor Talks About Being Honored With A Statue

Lakers Legend Elgin Baylor talks about being honored with a statue outside of Staples Center on April 6
Jan 19, 2018  |  02:46

Elgin Baylor Interview

Jul 27, 2017  |  03:49

Baylor on a Heat Streak

Jul 27, 2017  |  06:24

Celebrating Elgin Baylor's 80th Birthday (11/16/14)

Take a look back through Elgin's career with Lakers as we celebrate his 80th birthday.
Nov 16, 2014  |  05:12

Elgin Baylor Interview

Laker great Elgin Baylor sits down with NBA TV's Vince Cellini to talk about Baylor's Hall of Fame career.
Apr 8, 2013  |  00:00
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