Lakers players, fans pay tribute to NBA legend Elgin Baylor

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The NBA community lost a legend on Monday. The Los Angeles Lakers announced that 11-time NBA All-Star Elgin Baylor, who spent his entire career with the franchise after being drafted No. 1 overall by the Minneapolis Lakers in 1958, has died of natural causes at the age of 86.

Baylor, whose number 22 is hanging in the rafters in the Staples Center, is one of the most accomplished Lakers of all time, and arguably the best player in NBA history to never win a title. Baylor made the All-NBA first team 10 times in his career, including in his first season in the league.

Baylor was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1977. The Lakers have been wearing Elgin Baylor tribute uniforms throughout this season in his honor.

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Players and fans paid tribute to Baylor on social media after the news broke:

https://twitter.com/MagicJohnson/status/1374076451356512259?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Etweet https://twitter.com/paugasol/status/1374068811654180885

https://twitter.com/Keefmorris/status/1374068240289173504 https://twitter.com/kylekuzma/status/1374065930573991936

https://twitter.com/TheTimHunter/status/1374067956271910913 https://twitter.com/loganmmurdock/status/1374069127032107010

https://twitter.com/hmfaigen/status/1374070385088458757 https://twitter.com/JayBilas/status/1374071813311971340

https://twitter.com/ESPNNBA/status/1374072411566571529 https://twitter.com/statmuse/status/1374069525860126720

https://twitter.com/davidaldridgedc/status/1374066618653929472 https://twitter.com/realtuffjuice/status/1374074623407620106

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