George Lawrence Mikan Jr., nicknamed "Mr. Basketball", was an American professional basketball player for the Chicago American Gears of the National Basketball League and the Minneapolis Lakers of the NBL, the Basketball Association of America and the National Basketball Association. Invariably playing with thick, round spectacles, the 6 ft 10 in, 245 lb Mikan is seen as one of the greatest basketball players of all time, as well as one of the pioneers of professional basketball, redefining it a
George Mikan was the NBA's first superstar and led the Minneapolis Lakers to five titles from 1949-54.
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George Mikan, in full George Lawrence Mikan, (born June 18, 1924, Joliet, Ill., U.S.—died June 1, 2005, Scottsdale, Ariz.), American professional basketball player and executive who was selected in an Associated Press poll in 1950 as the greatest basketball player of the first half of the 20th century. Standing about 6 feet 10 inches (2.08 metres), he was the first of the outstanding big men in the post-World War II professional game.
GEORGE MIKAN: Height: 6:10: Weight: 245: College: DePaul’46: George Lawrance Mikan Jr. Born:: Jun 18, 1924: Died: Jun 1, 2005: Hometown: Joliet, Ill. REGULAR SEASON RECORD: Year: Team: League GA FGM FTM FTA PCT. AST PTS AVG: 1942-43: DePaul: College: 24: 97: 77: 111.694: 271: 11.3: 1943-44: DePaul: College: 26: 188: 110: 169.651: 486: 18.7: 1944-45: DePaul: College: 24: 218: 122: 199.613: 558: 23.3: 1945-46
george mikan The bespectacled Mikan was the NBA's first superstar. In a 1950 poll, The Associated Press named the 6-foot-10 Minneapolis Lakers center the best basketball player of the first half ...
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George Mikan was a professional basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association. Besides the National Basketball League, this legend also played for the Basketball Association of American. Furthermore, he served as a center for Chicago American Gears and Minneapolis Lakers. The late basketballer was also an NBA coach.
Mikan George Mikan, born June 18th, 1924, the original "Mr. Basketball" passed away peacefully after a long fight with diabetes. The first "big man" superstar, he was a charter member of the Hall...
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