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Elgin Baylor

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  • Looking at the Lakers' other triple-overtime games

     
    Every player is going to have differing lasting images of the Lakers' 139-137 triple overtime win Tuesday over the Phoenix Suns. Lakers guard Kobe Bryant will cherish dampening the Suns' slim playoff hopes, just one example of avenging the Lakers' first-...
  • Caught in the Web: Lakers preparing for matchup with New Orleans

     
    --The Times' T.J. Simers argues Derek Fisher might be the best team player on the Lakers. Simers also takes to task the commenters who criticize Fisher. --The Times' Mark Heisler profiles Elgin Baylor and his early, rising-star days with the Lakers. --The...
  • Lakers Moments: Elgin Baylor is a star

     
    Up, up and away: Elgin Baylor (22) takes a jump shot against the New York Knicks during a game at the Madison Square Garden Nov. 22, 1967. Baylor was a human highlight reel who became the first star basketball player......
  • The original Big Man

    The original Big Man
    A three-peat obviously is a big deal, but how about a double three-peat? As dominant as the Lakers have been in winning three consecutive NBA championships, they are only halfway toward matching the achievement of their ancestors from Minneapolis half...
  • Heartache of a champion

    Heartache of a champion
    Laker coach Bill Sharman was surprised to see Times sportswriter Mal Florence, bags packed, leaving the team hotel in Milwaukee on a January day in 1972. Florence had been following the team on its winning streak, which had reached a record 33 games...
  • Where Kobe Ranks Among the Greats

    Where Kobe Ranks Among the Greats
    Ring No. 4 for Kobe has inevitably set off a small firestorm of debate and spirited conversation about where the Lakers' star falls in the pantheon of NBA greats. For some odd reason, in 35 years of covering the league, I have never before posted my...
  • John Wooden dies at 99; UCLA basketball coach won 10 national titles

    John Wooden dies at 99; UCLA basketball coach won 10 national titles
    John Wooden, the UCLA basketball coach who became an icon of American sports while guiding the Bruins to an unprecedented 10 national championships in the 1960s and '70s and remained in the spotlight during retirement with his "Pyramid of Success"...
  • Jim Murray on John Wooden, Aug. 10, 1972

    Jim Murray on John Wooden, Aug. 10, 1972
    This column on John Wooden, written by the late Jim Murray, was originally printed in the Aug. 10, 1972 edition of the Los Angeles Times. You picture the man who is, demonstrably, the world's greatest basketball coach, and there comes to view a guy...
  • How the NBA's 50 Greatest Players performed from the free-throw line

    Free throw percentages of the NBA's Top 50 players of all time. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar -- .721 Nate Archibald -- .810 Paul Arizin -- .810 Charles Barkley -- .735 Rick Barry --.900 Elgin Baylor -- .780 Dave Bing -- .775 Larry Bird -- .886 Wilt...
  • Late dunk gives Heat win

    Shawn Marion's dunk with 1.1 seconds left gave the visiting Miami Heat a 95-93 win over the Chicago Bulls on Thursday night. Dwyane Wade, selected as a starter for the Eastern Conference in the NBA All-Star game this weekend in Phoenix, scored 24 points....
  • NBA Finals: Local fans root for Kobe

    NBA Finals: Local fans root for Kobe
    Once every so often, Hans Khademi receives a phone call asking if Kobe Bryant is coming to his restaurant anytime soon. "Like I'm supposed to know," says Khademi, who owns La Fogata Rotisserie Chicken in Corona del Mar. Even if Khadmemi knew he...