Elgin Baylor Rumors
Justin Kubatko: Giannis Antetokounmpo last night: ✅ 34 PTS ✅ 12 REB ✅ 9 AST Antetokounmpo has recorded at least 30p/10r in each of his last six games. The only players in NBA history to record a longer such streak in a single postseason are Elgin Baylor (11) and Wilt Chamberlain (7). pic.twitter.com/la8N9FIs8J
“It’s hard to say Kobe wasn’t the greatest one,” West told USA TODAY Sports. “But you can’t discard Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. You can’t discard Elgin Baylor. You can’t discard Shaquille O’Neal. You can’t discard Earvin Johnson.” You can’t discard Johnson, who set franchise records for most triple doubles (138), most assists in a game (24) and empowered two Hall of Famers (Abdul-Jabbar, James Worthy) and countless role players for nearly a decade. “He was an incredible leader and he made people play as a team because of his unselfishness and incredible feel for the game,” West said. “When I watched him, I used to say to myself, ‘Here is a player that everyone would like to play with because of his ability to lead and to bring players along with him.’”
Pelicans PR: With his ninth point tonight, Zion Williamson reached the 2,000 career point mark in just his 79th game, tying Rick Barry and Elgin Baylor for 10th fastest in NBA history. It marks the fewest number of games needed to reach 2,000 points since Michael Jordan (73) in 1985.