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Elgin Baylor was the first basketball-playing acrobat I ever saw. He was a phenomenal player and very exciting to watch.
Had Baylor been born 25 years later, his acrobatic moves would have been captured on video, his name emblazoned on sneakers and his face plastered on cereal boxes. But he played before the days of widespread television exposure, so among the only records of his prowess that remain are the words of those of us who saw one of the greatest ever to play the g...

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