Elgin Baylor 2021 . NBA legend and former New Orleans Jazz coach .

Elgin Baylor 2021 . NBA legend and former New Orleans Jazz coach .

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Legendary Los Angeles Lakers forward Elgin Baylor has passed away at the age of 86 of natural causes


NBA and Lakers legend Elgin Baylor has passed away 

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Legendary Los Angeles Lakers forward Elgin Baylor has passed away at the age of 86 of natural causes.

NBA and Lakers legend Elgin Baylor has passed away from natural causes at age of 86, team says.

— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) March 22, 2021

Baylor started his NBA career in 1958 as a member of the Minneapolis Lakers, who moved to Los Angeles in 1960.

Averaging 38.3 points per game in the 1961-62 season, Baylor led the NBA in scoring.

He also led the NBA in assists in two consecutive seasons (1968-69 and 1969-70), averaging 5.4 assists per contest.

Baylor earned All-NBA First Team honors 10 times and he was named an NBA All-Star 11 times.

On November 15, 1960, Baylor had an unforgettable performance, scoring 71 points and pulling down 25 rebounds against the New York Knicks.

Baylor was elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1977.

Along with Jerry West, Baylor helped lead the Los Angeles Lakers to eight NBA title series appearances.

He is perhaps the best player in NBA history to never win an NBA championship.

Baylor had deep ties to New Orleans with the NBA as well.

Scotty Robertson hired Baylor as an assistant coach in 1974 with the expansion New Orleans Jazz.

Robertson was fired after 14 games and Baylor was named Interim coach for one game prior to Butch Van Breda Kolff taking over as head coach for the remainder of the inaugural season with Baylor returning to assistant coaching duties.

Van Breda Kolff was dismissed 26 games into the 1976-77 season and Baylor took over as head coach of the Jazz and remained in that capacity for the final 2-plus years that the Jazz were in New Orleans.

In the 1977-78 season, the Jazz were poised to post their first winning season and most likely their first playoff appearance when Pete Maravich, who led the league in scoring the previous season and was at the peak of his vast talent, went down with a knee injury.

Maravich injured the knee in a 114-95 win over Buffalo at the Superdome, which was the ninth straight win for New Orleans.

The Jazz were 25-24, at that point but with Maravich hobbled, the team hobbled home to a 39-43 record and missed the playoffs.

The Jazz were better and entertaining, with All-Star Truck Robinson as a second star and recipient of many assists from Maravich.

Baylor retired following the 1978-79 season.

The Jazz relocated to Salt Lake City, Utah following that season.

Baylor compiled a record of 86-135 as head coach of the Jazz.

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Mon, 22 Mar 2021 07:00:00 -0700

Former Los Angeles Lakers star and Hall of Famer Elgin Baylor died of natural causes Monday, the basketball team said


He was 86


by: Alexa Mencia

LOS ANGELES (NewsNation Now) — Former Los Angeles Lakers star and Hall of Famer Elgin Baylor died of natural causes Monday, the basketball team said.

He was 86.

The Lakers released a statement Monday, saying Baylor died in Los Angeles with his wife, Elaine, and daughter, Krystal, by his side.

Elgin Baylor: Forever part of our Lakers Family.

With a silky-smooth jumper and fluid athleticism, Baylor played a major role in revolutionizing basketball from a ground-bound sport into an aerial show.

Lakers Governor Jeanie Buss praised Baylor as “THE superstar of his era,” adding that his many accolades speak to that.

“He was one of the few Lakers players whose career spanned from Minneapolis to Los Angeles.

But more importantly, he was a man of great integrity, even serving his country as a U.S.

Army reservist, often playing for the Lakers only during his weekend pass,” Buss said.

His second career as a personnel executive with the Los Angeles Clippers was less successful.

He worked for the Clippers from 1986 until 2008, when he left the team with acrimony and an unsuccessful lawsuit against owner Donald Sterling and the NBA claiming age and race discrimination.

Baylor was the first NBA player to surpass 70 points with a 71-point game Dec.

11, 1960, against New York.

Baylor was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1977, and a statue honoring him was unveiled at the Los Angeles STAPLES Center in 2018, according to the Lakers.

He’s survived by his wife, three children and sister.

“Elgin was the love of my life and my best friend,” his wife Elaine said in a statement released by the Lakers.

“And like everyone else, I was in awe of his immense courage, dignity and the time he gave to all fans.”

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SAN ANGELO– Angelo State swept Western New Mexico in their doubleheader on Sunday.

The Rambelles won both games in 10 innings, winning 12-2 in game one and 14-0 in game two both games consisted of five innings each.

Winning pitchers for today’s games were Genesis Armendariz (6-4) in game one, and Makayla Corbin (8-2) in game two.

SAN ANGELO, Texas — It came down to the wire on Saturday, with Central taking victory on a dramatic walk-off single in the late innings to seal a 5-4 win over Midland High in District 2-6A.

The game was tied at four with the Bobcats batting in the bottom of the seventh with Ryan Ramon singled to right field on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring the game winning run.

Midland High scored three runs in the fourth inning, but Central still managed to pull out the victory.

Trayton Snelson received the win on the mound for the Bobcats.

The pitcher threw one-third of an inning, allowing one hit and zero runs with zero walks.

Jacob Saldivar threw two and a third innings in relief out of the bullpen.

Eduardo Luna started the game for Central and pitched four and a third innings, allowing four runs on five hits, striking out three and walking zero.

Central recorded 10 hits with Jacob Charles, Kaydn Hameister and Ramon all tallied multiple hits.

Hameister and Charles led the way with three hits each.

The Bobcats (3-3) will travel to Midland Christian on March 23 at 6 p.m.

SAN ANGELO, Texas — No.

1 Angelo State picked up right where it left off yesterday with a 13-2 run-rule win over Texas A&M International Saturday evening at Foster Field.

Junior pitcher Jake Rogers received the win on the mound and was productive in his first start of the season for the Rams.

The junior pitched five innings and allowed two runs on four hits, striking out five and walking one.

The Rams got the scoring started in the bottom of the third after senior outfielder Josh Elvir singled to score junior left fielder Koby Kelton.

Angelo State then reeled off two three-run innings in the fourth and fifth.

Senior catcher Nick Seginowich capped a six-run bottom of the eighth and sealed the run-rule win with a three-run walk-off homer.

Angelo State (13-2, 9-2) will look to complete a three-game sweep over Texas A&M International tomorrow at 1 p.m.


– March 22, 2021

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