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Elgin Baylor

1934 - 2021

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Elgin Gay Baylor ( EL-jin; 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. 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 2,825,301 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Elgin Baylor is the 25th most popular basketball player (up from 27th in 2019), the 2,627th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,406th in 2019) and the 18th most popular American Basketball Player.

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Among basketball players, Elgin Baylor ranks 25 out of 1,268Before him are Krešimir Ćosić, Arvydas Sabonis, Uljana Semjonova, Bob Cousy, Dražen Dalipagić, and Sergei Belov. After him are Hakeem Olajuwon, John Stockton, Mirza Delibašić, Sam Jones, John Havlicek, and George Mikan.

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Among people born in 1934, Elgin Baylor ranks 133Before him are Claude Zidi, Masao Uchino, Claude Berri, Raniero Cantalamessa, Paul Cohen, and Zurab Tsereteli. After him are Jean Chrétien, Raina Kabaivanska, Franc Rode, Jacques Loussier, Linda Cristal, and Jean Ziegler. Among people deceased in 2021, Elgin Baylor ranks 193Before him are Paulias Matane, Alexander Gradsky, Otelo Saraiva de Carvalho, Jovan Divjak, Roger Hunt, and Ned Beatty. After him are Arlene Dahl, Jorge Liberato Urosa Savino, Cicely Tyson, Edward Cassidy, Yegor Ligachyov, and Jan Jindra.

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Among people born in United States, Elgin Baylor ranks 2,627 out of 18,182Before him are Brittany Murphy (1977), Ned Beatty (1937), Dita Von Teese (1972), Adrian Smith (1944), Charles W. Fairbanks (1852), and Patricia Clarkson (1959). After him are Morton Feldman (1926), Robin Tunney (1972), Gall (1840), Coleman Hawkins (1904), George B. McClellan (1826), and Tom Savini (1946).


Among basketball players born in United States, Elgin Baylor ranks 18Before him are Jerry West (1938), LeBron James (1984), Scottie Pippen (1965), Julius Erving (1950), Karl Malone (1963), and Bob Cousy (1928). After him are John Stockton (1962), Sam Jones (1933), John Havlicek (1940), George Mikan (1924), Derrick Rose (1988), and Charles Barkley (1963).