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Baylor's exit lacks the dignity he deserves

Originally Published: October 8, 2008
By Marc Stein | ESPN.com

You'd like to think one of the most elegant, innovative, swooping scorers this game has ever known could have counted on one graceful exit in Los Angeles. Just one.

Sadly for Elgin Baylor, it didn't happen with the Lakers, and it's not going to happen with the Clippers.

Then: Baylor abruptly ended an ahead-of-its-time career of levitation just nine games into the 1971-72 season, deciding his body no longer could withstand long-standing knee trouble and the ...

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