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Lakers legend Elgin Baylor enjoys the new NBA as a statue for him is readied

Lakers legend Elgin Baylor enjoys the new NBA as a statue for him is readied

The NBA has changed so much since Elgin Baylor played from 1958 to 1971. He still watches plenty of it, and finds himself amused by one aspect in particular.

Big men who can move. Big men who can shoot.

“What’s interesting is watching guys that’s 6-10, 6-11, how coordinated and stuff they are, because when I played most of these guys were 7 feet, they couldn’t get out of their own way,” Baylor said. “It’s exciting to watch the game snow, plus the three-pointer shot, which seems like everybody’s doing it.”

Baylor spoke before the Lakers played the Indiana Pacers on Friday night. He sat courtside for the game. During the first half, the Lakers announced to their home crowd...

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