Elgin Baylor

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Elgin Gay Baylor (September 16, 1934 – March 22, 2021) was an American professional basketball player, coach, and executive. He played 14 seasons as a forward in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for the Minneapolis/Los Angeles Lakers, appearing in eight NBA Finals. Baylor was a gifted shooter, a strong rebounder, and an accomplished passer, who was best known for his trademark hanging jump shot. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Elgin Baylor has received more than 2,412,793 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Elgin Baylor is the 27th most popular basketball player (down from 20th in 2019), the 2,407th most popular biography from United States (up from 2,765th in 2019) and the 21st most popular American Basketball Player.

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Among basketball players, Elgin Baylor ranks 27 out of 1,264Before him are Charles Barkley, George Mikan, Hakeem Olajuwon, Sergei Belov, Krešimir Ćosić, and Uljana Semjonova. After him are John Stockton, Bob Pettit, Dražen Dalipagić, Arvydas Sabonis, Isiah Thomas, and Patrick Ewing.

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Among people born in 1934, Elgin Baylor ranks 121Before him are Gloria Steinem, Howard Martin Temin, Frankie Valli, Claude Berri, Jean Ziegler, and Van Cliburn. After him are Yasutaka Tsutsui, Umberto Agnelli, George Chakiris, Joan Didion, Ken Rosewall, and Raina Kabaivanska.

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Among people born in United States, Elgin Baylor ranks 2,407 out of 15,968Before him are Lucille Ball (1911), Jeff Kinney (1971), Edward Zwick (1952), Brittany Murphy (1977), Michael J. Sandel (1953), and Lew Wallace (1827). After him are Louis Gossett Jr. (1936), Murray Perahia (1947), Parry O'Brien (1932), Jimmy Cobb (1929), Will Sampson (1933), and Wilbur Scoville (1865).


Among basketball players born in United States, Elgin Baylor ranks 21Before him are LeBron James (1984), Karl Malone (1963), Bob Cousy (1928), John Havlicek (1940), Charles Barkley (1963), and George Mikan (1924). After him are John Stockton (1962), Bob Pettit (1932), Isiah Thomas (1961), Pat Riley (1945), Derrick Rose (1988), and Moses Malone (1955).