36 min

Elgin Baylor: NBA Hall of Famer reflects on his career The Yogi Roth Show: How Great Is Ball

    • College & High School

Coming just after the 2019 NBA Finals, I'm pleased to share this conversation with NBA Hall of Famer and Lakers star Elgin Baylor.

Baylor was drafted first overall in 1958 by the then Minneapolis Lakers. He was named Rookie of the Year and only continued to improve throughout his career, being named NBA All-Star 11 times. In 1962 Baylor scored 61 points in Game 5 of the NBA Finals, a scoring record that still stands today. But Baylor was never able to capture a championship, and today many call him the best player to never win it all.

Following his playing career and a short stint as Coach of the New Orleans Jazz, Baylor served as General Manager for the Los Angeles Clippers, being named the NBA's executive of the year in 2006 when the team won their first playoff series since 1976.

The Yogi Roth Show podcast is presented by KonaRed Coffee, a leader in the coffee industry that sources some of the rarest, most sought after coffee in the world. It is grown on the volcanic mountain slopes of Hawaii where each coffee cherry is hand picked at peak ripeness. Be sure to check out www.KonaRed.com, where you can learn about their premium coffee beans, cold brewed coffee or Cascara, the Hawaiian Coffee Fruit.

For more conversations around the humanity within sports and performance visit www.YogiRoth.com/podcast or follow @YogiRoth on social media.

Coming just after the 2019 NBA Finals, I'm pleased to share this conversation with NBA Hall of Famer and Lakers star Elgin Baylor.

Baylor was drafted first overall in 1958 by the then Minneapolis Lakers. He was named Rookie of the Year and only continued to improve throughout his career, being named NBA All-Star 11 times. In 1962 Baylor scored 61 points in Game 5 of the NBA Finals, a scoring record that still stands today. But Baylor was never able to capture a championship, and today many call him the best player to never win it all.

Following his playing career and a short stint as Coach of the New Orleans Jazz, Baylor served as General Manager for the Los Angeles Clippers, being named the NBA's executive of the year in 2006 when the team won their first playoff series since 1976.

The Yogi Roth Show podcast is presented by KonaRed Coffee, a leader in the coffee industry that sources some of the rarest, most sought after coffee in the world. It is grown on the volcanic mountain slopes of Hawaii where each coffee cherry is hand picked at peak ripeness. Be sure to check out www.KonaRed.com, where you can learn about their premium coffee beans, cold brewed coffee or Cascara, the Hawaiian Coffee Fruit.

For more conversations around the humanity within sports and performance visit www.YogiRoth.com/podcast or follow @YogiRoth on social media.

36 min