Elgin Baylor

Elgin Baylor, also nicknamed “The Rabbit,” played for the College of Idaho (1954-55) and Seattle University (1956-58). He was the number 1 draft pick in 1958. He played in the NBA for the Minnesota/Los Angeles Lakers, where he was known as “Mr. Inside,” for fourteen years (1958-71). Of those, he played in 8 NBA Finals. Elgin was known for his running bank shot and his amazing acrobatic moves that led him to set scoring records, including one that he set in 1962, with sixty-one points in the NBA Finals. He was named NBA Rookie of the Year (1959), 11-time NBA All-Star, 10-time All-NBA first team, and inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1977. He is regarded as one of the all-time greatest players in the NBA. Elgin was the General Manager of the LA Clippers for 22 years. He received the NBA Executive of the Year in 2006, when he retired. His jersey number 22 was retired at Seattle and LA Lakers. In 1977 Elgin was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.