Bijan Bayne – Elgin Baylor: The Man Who Changed Basketball

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January 13, 2020 – Our time machine travels back to the Civil Rights era, to meet a man who fought the racial discrimination of his day on the basketball court, while using his platform to support those battling in courts of law. In the process, he was the first man ever described as a “superstar.”

We enjoy this 6′ 5″pioneer’s story in Elgin Baylor: The Man Who Changed Basketball. Giving us play by play courtside for the man who invented hangtime is award-winning cultural critic and sportswriter, Bijan C. Bayne. Bayne is a member of United States Basketball Writers Association, a founding member of the Internet Baseball Writers Association of America, and an executive board member and media relations director for the Association for Professional Basketball Research.

You can find our guest at Twitter @BijanCBayne and his blog at You can also enjoy our previous chat about Martha’s Vineyard Basketball: How a Resort League Defied Notions of Race and Class.