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Elgin Baylor, Lakers Hall of Famer and NBA great, dies at 86

Los Angeles Lakers legend Elgin Baylor passed away on Monday at the age of 86. He was surrounded by his wife, Elaine, and his daughter, Krystal.


He was a bucket getter. He played 14 seasons as a forward in the National Basketball Association for the Minneapolis/Los Angeles Lakers, appearing in eight NBA Finals.



"Elgin was THE superstar of his era — his many accolades speak to that," Lakers governor Jeanie Buss said. "He was one of the few Lakers players whose career spanned from Minneapolis to Los Angeles."






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