Lakers forward Elgin Baylor elevates for a shot over Celtics forward Bailey Howell during a playoff game on May 5, 1969.(Harold P. Matosian / Associated Press) March 22, 2021 8:10 PM PT FacebookTwitterShow more sharing optionsShareClose extra sharing options Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Copy Link URLCopied!Print A look at the life and playing days of Lakers Hall of Famer Elgin Baylor, who would become an executive with the Clippers. Read more 1 Lakers Plaschke: Elgin Baylor was the first great Los Angeles Laker — and their most forgotten legend Elgin Baylor never received the level of adulation from Lakers fans that other team legends received. He was a pioneer in a town with a short memory, Bill Plaschke writes.2 Obituaries Elgin Baylor, Lakers legend and former Clippers executive, dies at 86 Elgin Baylor, the Los Angeles Lakers’ first superstar and one of the greatest players in NBA history, died Monday, the Lakers announced. He was 86.3 Sports NBA legends like Dr. J agree: Elgin Baylor revolutionized game Lakers’ star Elgin Baylor helped revolutionize the NBA, inspiring Julius Erving, David Thompson, Dave Bing and other pioneers of the modern game.4 Lakers Jerry West on Elgin Baylor: ‘A great human being’ The duo of Elgin Baylor and Jerry West made the Los Angeles Lakers a power in the NBA. West recalls his relationship with Baylor, who died Monday.5 Lakers Gail Goodrich blames Elgin Baylor for a Lakers poker ban: ‘He’d take all our money’ Gail Goodrich shares fond and funny memories of fellow Lakers legend Elgin Baylor, who died Monday at 86.6 Lakers Photos : Lakers great and Clippers executive Elgin Baylor dies at 86 Elgin Baylor, the Los Angeles Lakers’ first superstar and a fixture on the L.A. basketball scene for half a century, has died of natural causes in Los Angeles.7 Clippers Former Clippers remember guiding influence of Elgin Baylor From Ralph Lawler to Doc Rivers to Elton Brand, many were touched by the leadership of Elgin Baylor, the former executive and Lakers great who died.8 Lakers Lakers legend Elgin Baylor: Reaction to his death Lakers legend and former Clippers executive Elgin Baylor died Monday at 86.