Elgin Baylor

(1934– )

Elgin Baylor


When Baylor was the leader of the Los Angeles Lakers, he agreed to take a vote among the players as to whether to buy blue or gold blazers. The vote went for gold, but Baylor ordered blue. When his rival, Bill Russell, heard about it, he asked Baylor to explain. “I told ’em I’d give ’em the vote, I didn’t say I’d count it,” Baylor replied.



Coaching is easy. Winning is the hard part.

~Elgin Baylor
Biographical Note: 

Elgin Baylor is a retired Hall of Fame U.S. basketball player and former NBA general manager who played 13 seasons as a forward for the NBA’s Minneapolis Lakers/Los Angeles Lakers.