1961-62 Los Angeles Lakers Home Jersey From Mitchell & Ness NBA Hardwood Collection, With #22 and the name 'Baylor' On Jersey (Elgin Baylor)
This authentic jersey will have the number 22 and the name 'Baylor' on it. This is the same style jersey worn by Elgin Baylor with the 1961-62 Los Angeles Lakers.
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Throughout his illustrious career, Elgin Baylor displayed an incredible versatility by leading the Lakers for al least one season in scoring, rebounding, assists, field goal accuracy, free throw accuracy, and minutes played. In 1961-62 Baylor had a career-high scoring average of 38.2 points per game. Baylor will be remembered for his sure touch with the ball as well as his combination of agility and muscle.
In 1947, the National Basketball League added new clubs in Flint, MI and Minneapolis, MN. The Professional Basketball League of America(PBLA), a loose circuit of twenty four clubs collapsed two weeks into its season and George Mikan of the Chicago American Gears ended up with the Minneapolis Lakers. His arrival began the legacy of Laker championships. By the 1948-49 season, the Minneapolis Lakers had jumped to the rival Basketball Association of America (BAA). In the 1949-50 season, the BAA and the NBL merged into NBA. The team from the land of 10,000 lakes became the first NBA dynasty winning five championships between 1949 and 1954. In 1960, Laker owner Bob Short decided to take his club to LA where the Dodgers and Rams had struck it rich.