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•  Elgin Baylor, an 11-time National Basketball Association All-Star, has passed away.  He was 86.

ESPN writes, "Considered one of basketball's greatest players, Baylor was an 11-time All-Star and 10-time All-NBA selection during his 14 seasons with the Lakers from 1958 to 1971. He was the 1958-59 Rookie of the Year as well as the All-Star Game MVP that year. He averaged a double-double for his career, posting 27.4 points and 13.5 rebounds per game … He holds the single-game Finals scoring record with 61 points against the Celtics in 1962 … Baylor's scoring highlights also included becoming the first player to score 70 points in a game and going for 71 against the New York Knicks in November 1960."