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Stephen A. and Max remember Lakers legend Elgin Baylor | First Take

Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman discuss the legacy of Basketball Hall of Famer and Los Angeles Lakers legend Elgin Baylor. #FirstTake #NBA More on ESPN.com:

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  1. Filthy Rich

    March 23, 2021 at 11:07 am

    Lakers 🐐

  2. Lexrufn

    March 23, 2021 at 11:16 am

    This sad asf

    • Angel

      March 23, 2021 at 8:08 pm

      At least he’s at peace and it was natural causes.

    • Team Heat

      March 23, 2021 at 10:33 pm

      @Angel 💯 greatly appreciate people while they are here and after 🙌🙏

  3. Marquis Austin

    March 23, 2021 at 11:35 am

    Rest In Peace

  4. Ayanle

    March 23, 2021 at 11:35 am

    Elgin Baylor only played 48 games in the 1961 season and only on weekends because he was in the army. Still averaged 39 and 19 🔥

    • ralx225b

      March 23, 2021 at 12:31 pm

      Nice fun fact, thanks for that comment.

    • Blake Ward

      March 23, 2021 at 12:34 pm

      39 and 19 on the weekends

    • Itachi-kun

      March 23, 2021 at 1:32 pm

      he also average more than 40 ppg in the 1962 Finals

    • ERIC BENKEN

      March 23, 2021 at 4:48 pm

      And yet he didn’t win the MVP

    • Jonas Evans

      March 23, 2021 at 5:14 pm

      🐑

  5. Master Mace77

    March 23, 2021 at 12:15 pm

    One of the greatest laker ever

  6. Blake Ward

    March 23, 2021 at 12:31 pm

    truly one of the greatest, he truly deserves a ring from 1972!!

  7. Blake Ward

    March 23, 2021 at 12:34 pm

    Kobe loved watching Elgin Baylor film

  8. Black Shades Johnny Cage

    March 23, 2021 at 12:58 pm

    How max leaves out kg is crazy to me

  9. MM MM

    March 23, 2021 at 1:01 pm

    Dang never won a chip.. probably never gonna talk about him again after this

    • Itachi-kun

      March 23, 2021 at 1:33 pm

      he never won while playing but got awarded a ring

    • Jayden De La Cruz

      March 23, 2021 at 1:49 pm

      The season the Lakers won with Wilt & Jerry, Elgin had to end his career early that season Bc of injuries, but technically he was apart of that winning Lakers team that year.

    • Doknot1999

      March 23, 2021 at 6:00 pm

      He should continue to be talked about after his death.

    • Team Heat

      March 23, 2021 at 10:33 pm

      @Doknot1999 💯🙌

    • Amogg Venkat

      March 24, 2021 at 12:51 am

      @MM MM U have nothing better to do than trash talk an NBA HOFer and USA militant. If you think rings define a player entirely you don’t know basketball. They still talk about Iverson, Malone, Barkley, Stockton, Nash,etc. but they didn’t win a ring. You’re comment is pure idiocy. Imagine putting the time to comment this on a legend who just passed away. You’re sick.

  10. Akshay Unni

    March 23, 2021 at 1:02 pm

    I love how max left out curry , but I’m surprised that iggy wasn’t on his list .. hmm interesting

  11. 장성희

    March 23, 2021 at 1:04 pm

    한국인 있음?

  12. Pauljackson1988

    March 23, 2021 at 1:44 pm

    This is no NBA today without Elgin Baylor. Go watch any highlights you choose with LeBron or Kobe or Jordan. Elgin was doing that stuff, way back in the 60s. And the younger we’ve gotten the more forgotten he’s become and that’s an absolute total crime.

  13. J Fowler

    March 23, 2021 at 2:06 pm

    I grew up in So Cal and got to see Baylor and West in person three times. Both were amazing but as Max said, Elgin was doing MJ & Doc before they did and was a far better rebounder than either of them. Many forget that he led the NCAA in rebounding at least once. Easy to make the case for a top ten (non big).

    To parapharse Chick Hearn……….”Lakers into the front court, Baylor yo-yo the dribble. Now he goes left, fakes Lucas into the popcorn machine, he’s in the air, haaaaaangs, puts it in with the left hand”

  14. Sting Rey

    March 23, 2021 at 3:46 pm

    baylor is like don mattingly. both playing careers spanned the championship droughts of two legendary franchises.

  15. ryan k

    March 23, 2021 at 5:04 pm

    Is it covid or white peoples fault ?

    • skiezzxgodd

      March 23, 2021 at 10:08 pm

      natural causes

    • Marcel Mendez

      March 24, 2021 at 2:50 am

      Is that a serious question?

      White people fault

    • skiezzxgodd

      March 24, 2021 at 8:25 am

      @Marcel Mendez yeah thats what i thought too

  16. Endless_Waltz

    March 23, 2021 at 9:17 pm

    The Michael Jordan, before Michael Jordan

  17. Fred Braxton

    March 23, 2021 at 10:35 pm

    REST EASY KING💎🙏🏾🙏🏾

  18. Jazzy Jeff

    March 23, 2021 at 10:53 pm

    Before Doctor J and Michael Jordan there was the great Elgin Baylor Rest in Peace Elgin in my condolences to his family.

  19. William Dubose III

    March 24, 2021 at 12:00 am

    I researched Elgin Baylor a little bit. That’s why I was so hungry when Lonzo Ball got drafted. Sad loss…

    • William Dubose III

      March 24, 2021 at 12:01 am

      My Condolences.

  20. Jim Randolph

    March 24, 2021 at 12:26 am

    His game was totally different than anybody else’s game. It was like he was on the playground.

  21. Spero Sandouk

    March 24, 2021 at 12:45 am

    Still holds the record for most points scored in an Nba Finals game with 61 points and 22 boards, before in induction of the 3 point line. Rest in Peace

  22. Leo Derosia

    March 24, 2021 at 1:04 am

    Elgin started his career late too at 24 , can u imagine him or wilt coming into NBA at 20? You can make a case that prime Elgin pre knee injury was better than Jordan….I think he still holds finals record of 61 pts vs one of best defensive teams in league history

  23. Adrian Lazaro

    March 24, 2021 at 2:23 am

    Kyrie ervinirving

    • Adrian Lazaro

      March 24, 2021 at 2:26 am

      Nohestation

  24. I AM AVIN

    March 24, 2021 at 9:04 am

    Kobe and Elgin are finally together

  25. TheAstral Lupine

    March 24, 2021 at 1:08 pm

    This man was so great and underrated. One of the greatest players imo 10 top ever. Literally did everything on the court and dominated.

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