Elgin Baylor, 1960s

Said former Lakers teammate Jerry West to HOOP magazine in 1992 of <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PESPT000448" title="Elgin Baylor" href="/topic/sports/basketball/elgin-baylor-PESPT000448.topic">Elgin Baylor</a>, going for a layup against the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORSPT000094" title="Boston Celtics" href="/topic/sports/basketball/boston-celtics-ORSPT000094.topic">Boston Celtics</a> at the L.A. Sports Arena in the early 1960s: "He was one of the most spectacular shooters the game has ever known. I hear people talking about forwards today and I haven't seen many that can compare with him."

( Wen Roberts / NBAE via Getty Images / January 1, 1960 )

Said former Lakers teammate Jerry West to HOOP magazine in 1992 of Elgin Baylor, going for a layup against the Boston Celtics at the L.A. Sports Arena in the early 1960s: "He was one of the most spectacular shooters the game has ever known. I hear people talking about forwards today and I haven't seen many that can compare with him."

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