Hang Time: My Life in Basketball

Alan Eisenstock (Author) Elgin Baylor (Author)
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$27.00  $24.84
Houghton Mifflin
Publish Date
April 10, 2018
6.1 X 1.4 X 9.1 inches | 1.2 pounds
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About the Author

ELGIN BAYLOR's acrobatic moves inspired Bill Simmons to call him the "Godfather of Hang Time." Elgin was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1977 and named NBA Executive of the Year in 2006. He lives in Beverly Hills, California. Award-winning and best-selling author ALAN EISENSTOCK has written fifteen books. He lives in Pacific Palisades, California.


"I've always admired Elgin because of his versatility and athleticism as a player. Now he's sharing his exciting life and career stories that give us honest and revealing insights into a man who redefined what being a forward means." -Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

"Before Jordan, there was Elgin Baylor with his high-flying act and incredible scoring ability. Elgin showed the world that man could fly! Elgin paved the way for many African-American NBA players while fighting for our country and breaking down color barriers. He has always been dignified, strong and a class act." -Earvin "Magic" Johnson

"The first time I saw Elgin Baylor play basketball I could not take my eyes off of him. I didn't blink for fear of missing a move that I might never see again. I always worked on trying to play like Elgin but realized he was a one and only player who could not be duplicated. He was and is my favorite all-time basketball player, and I am so happy that he has penned his story." -Julius "Dr. J" Erving

"Elgin Baylor will always occupy a special place in my heart. Simply put, he has influenced me more than almost anyone in my life. As a young player on the Lakers, I looked up to him, learned from him, and I believe he looked out for me. He was my mentor, my role model, my running mate, and, ultimately, my dear friend. This is a heartfelt, deeply-moving, courageous memoir of a great, great player and an even better person." -Jerry West

"(A) compulsively readable autobiography... for anyone with an interest in basketball history, this is absolutely essential reading."-Booklist, *starred* review

"(A) sturdy, thoughtful memoir . . . Baylor's bittersweet and detailed stories will enchant and enlighten hoops fans of all ages."-Publishers Weekly

"Baylor's life story will fascinate anybody from anywhere. Nobody's bio tops Baylor's for a mix of race and sports . . . What a story! What a life!"-Deadspin

"There is so much in this book. It goes way beyond basketball. It's about the culture of basketball, how things have changed in America and how things have changed in the sport. Respect this man!" - Rachel Nichols, ESPN's host of "The Jump"

"Baylor . . . was refreshingly honest in his compelling book." -Seattle Times