Elgin Baylor, former Lakers star, selling a lifetime of memories

Starting Friday, Julien’s Auctions will be auctioning off hundreds of mementos online, including Baylor’s 1971-72 NBA championship ring and his 1959 All-Star game co-MVP trophy.

By Bill Plaschke

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He spent some of his basketball career above the rim, some of it behind a desk, all of it in limbo.

Elgin Baylor was a Lakers star before the Lakers were stars. He was a Clippers boss before the Clippers were boss. He was always Los Angeles’ other idol, its other general manager, its afterthought legend, the guy who laid the cement for the Staples Center statues and quietly watched it dry.

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