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Jan. 17, 1959: Lakers Back Elgin Baylor in Refusing to Stay at Segregated Hotel

Jan. 17, 1959: Keith Thursby has the story of the Minneapolis Lakers moving out of a hotel in Charleston, W.Va., after operators refused to give a room to rookie Elgin Baylor and two other black players. Baylor boycotted the game, … Continue reading

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Lakers trade for Wilt

July 6, 1968 By Keith Thursby Times staff writer he Lakers, always a team with a certain amount of star power, acquired one of the game’s biggest stars in Wilt Chamberlain. Chamberlain would join Jerry West and Elgin Baylor and … Continue reading

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Darrall Imhoff

Here’s the Laker in our mystery photo: Darrall Imhoff.   Photograph by Ben Olender / Los Angeles Times The Lakers over the Celtics 123-115, April 26, 1966, tying the playoffs 3-3.  The Celtics, playing in Boston, won the seventh game … Continue reading

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Mystery photo

Who is missing from this picture?   Photograph by Ben Olender / Los Angeles Times Guess ONE name at a time, please. Elgin Baylor? No. Jerry West? No. "Hot Rod" Hundley? Nope Harold "Happy" Hairston? Nope. Gail Goodrich? A good … Continue reading

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Sports Arena

June 27, 1957 Los Angeles Here’s one plan that was actually built: The Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena. Designed by the firm of Welton Becket, the arena was intended to be a 19,000-seat facility built for $5.7 million ($40,842,117.48 USD … Continue reading

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