#6. Elgin Baylor

Elgin Baylor

Elgin Baylor was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1976 after playing 13 seasons as a forward for the Minneapolis / Los Angeles Lakers, appearing in eight NBA Finals. Baylor was the first overall draft pick in 1958 and won the NBA Rookie of the Year in 1959. During his career as a Laker he was a 11x NBA All-Star, averaged over 30.0 points and 14.0 rebounds 3x during his career, and led the team in rebounding a club-record 7 consecutive seasons. Baylor’s number 22 was retired by the team in 1983.