Elgin Baylor The Next Laker Great To Receive A Statue At Staples

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    Looooong overdue.
     
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    His best moves influenced the best players in the NBA's moves for generations to come.
     
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    Oprah:Cars::Jeanie:Statues

    But for sure the man deserves it and it's just a blessing to be a fan of a franchise that has showcased so many stars/HOFers/legends!

    ...with more to come :Magic Brows:
     
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    Running out of room out front there for statues but most definitely deserved.
     
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    ...Baylor was Dr. J before there was a Dr. J. Hang time, rebounder and prime-time scorer. Hell of a card player too.
     
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    Get rid of Oscar De La Hoya's statue. While you are at it, please take down that stupid Taylor Swift banner. Oh, and Balmer needs to go build that new stadium elsewhere too. Hurry up. Staples exists because of the Lakers. Period. I will give the Kings their credit, they have at least added a couple banners and some amazing hockey in the last few years, so whatever they want to put out, I'm cool with.
     
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    I guess they had to wait for the Clipper stank to dissipate. Wow, if you think about it, it's a cross between offended, what the hell took so long, and oh boy thanks since I'm practically dead. I'm sure he appreciates it, but he must have felt very underappreciated for DECADES. And never said a word.

    Class act. He also handled the terrible Sterling situation with poise for so long with his hands tied behind his back. Good guy.
     
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    I remember reading in one season he was a reservist in the army, for six months, served during the week and play on weekends without practicing with the team and still averaged like 39 pts, 19 rebs and 5 assist iirc, was not MVP probably lacking games, the year Wilt averaged 50 but Russell won MVP...
     

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