Former LA Clippers general manager and Hall of Fame forward Elgin Baylor died of natural causes Monday at 86-years-old.
“Elgin was the love of my life and my best friend,” said Elgin’s wife, Elaine in a statement. “And like everyone else, I was in awe of his immense courage, dignity, and the time he gave to all fans. At this time we ask that I and our family be allowed to mourn his passing in privacy.”
Baylor was an all-great, achieving 11 All-Star selections, 10 All-NBA selections, and averaging a double-double for his entire career with 27.4 points and 13.5 rebounds per game. He played 14 seasons with the Lakers and was the 1958-59 Rookie of the Year as well as the All-Star Game MVP that year.