Halloffamer Elgin Baylor was one of basketball’s alltimegreatest players—an innovative athlete, team player, and quiet force for change. One of the first professional AfricanAmerican players, he inspired others on and off the court. But when traveling for away games, many hotels and restaurants turned Elgin away because he was black. One night, Elgin had enough and staged a oneman protest that captured the attention of the press, the public, and the NBA.
Above the Rim is a poetic, exquisitely illustrated telling of the life of an underrecognized athlete and a celebration of standing up for what is right.