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NBA All-Star Profile: Elgin Baylor

Updated: February 9, 2001, 12:50 PM ET
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Elgin Baylor was an offensive machine. His ability to glide through the air and create shots pre-dated the likes of Julius Erving and Michael Jordan.

Baylor led Seattle University to the 1958 NCAA finals. Even though Seattle lost to Kentucky, Baylor earned MVP tournament honors.

The Minneapolis Lakers used the first-pick overall in the 1958 draft to select Baylor, who quickly made an impact. Averaging 24 points per game in his rookie year, Baylor ignited a struggling ...

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