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Old 05-12-2012, 02:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Wilt vs. Elgin: When Their World Was the Playground

Wilt vs. Elgin: When Their World Was the Playground

A fascinating read, on two of my heroes when I was a kid.
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Re: Wilt vs. Elgin: When Their World Was the Playground

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Re: Wilt vs. Elgin: When Their World Was the Playground

Great read!

Nice find, Ron.
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Re: Wilt vs. Elgin: When Their World Was the Playground

Never saw him play, but I've always been interested by Baylor's career. He was a statistical monster, and by most accounts a revolutionary player, yet he doesn't get near the mention of the other greats from his era. Add in his numerous close losses in the Finals and you have a tragic sort of sports figure.
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Never saw him play, but I've always been interested by Baylor's career. He was a statistical monster, and by most accounts a revolutionary player, yet he doesn't get near the mention of the other greats from his era. Add in his numerous close losses in the Finals and you have a tragic sort of sports figure.
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Re: Wilt vs. Elgin: When Their World Was the Playground

Great stuff.

This Simmons article is the one that opened my eyes to Elgin Baylor.
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