Lakers To Honor Elgin Baylor With Statue Outside STAPLES Center

The Lakers will unveil a statue of Hall of Fame forward Elgin Baylor outside of STAPLES Center on April 6.

Baylor, 83, played for the Lakers from 1958-1971 and finished top-5 in MVP voting eight times in his Hall of Fame career.

Per team press release:

“I am thrilled that 60 years after the Minneapolis Lakers drafted Elgin, we are able to celebrate and honor him with a statue,” said Lakers CEO and Controlling Owner Jeanie Buss.


“Not only is Elgin a part of the Lakers family, his contributions to the game of basketball earned him a place in the Hall of Fame.


“His list of accomplishments are unparalleled and I can’t wait to see his statue at Star Plaza alongside the other Lakers legends.”