NBPA Statement on Passing of Elgin Baylor

NBPA Statement on Passing of Elgin Baylor

New York, NY, March 22, 2021 - “It is with great sadness that we acknowledge the recent passing of Hall Famer Elgin Baylor. Elgin’s success as a player, coach and executive in this league was unparalleled.  He had a profound impact on the game of basketball and the generations of players that followed him. 

During his playing career, Elgin was a strong voice for the collective group, standing up to push for guaranteed benefits and improved working conditions for all players. Elgin’s early advocacy played a vital role in the formation of our union and we are forever grateful for his courage and contributions.

We send our prayers and condolences to his wife Elaine, his family and the entire Lakers organization.”