Minnesota's 83-80 victory will send the Lakers back to the franchise's original home from the days of George Mikan
for a best-of-seven series against league MVP Kevin Garnett and the Timberwolves that begins Friday night at Target Center.
Kobe Bryant (2002), Johnson ('90 and '92), Jerry West ('72), Elgin Baylor ('59) and George Mikan
('54) are the others.
Lesser known is the plight of the Minneapolis Lakers, who won three consecutive titles starting in 1951-52 behind the play of Hall of Fame center George Mikan
, perhaps the biggest star of his era.
So now people wonder if the Eastern Conference ever can be competitive as long as O'Neal is in the league, whether the NBA needs to change its rules as it did to limit dominating big men such as Wilt Chamberlain and George Mikan
in the past.
So now people wonder if the Eastern Conference can ever be competitive as long as O'Neal is in the league, whether the NBA needs to change its rules as it did to limit dominating big men such as Wilt Chamberlain and George Mikan
in the past.
sat at a table in Los Angeles Thursday night, surrounded by players from his days with the Minneapolis Lakers.
Laska remembers shooting the ball over the backboard because he was so startled that Cousy had thrown a behind-his-back pass to him through the legs of DePaul center George Mikan
In 1954 the Lakers won the last title of the George Mikan
Legendary stars such as George Mikan
, Bobby McDermott, Bill Tosheff, Harry Litwack, Joe Dean, and John Wooden will be featured in the collection.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Elgin Baylor, Wilt Chamberlain, Magic Johnson, George Mikan
, Shaquille O'Neal, Jerry West and James Worthy, all on the NBA's 50th anniversary squad, spent a majority of their career, or a large part of it, in a Lakers uniform (we'll not count Karl Malone).
DePaul coach Ray Meyer compared Russell to his former player George Mikan
With the arrival of bigger and more mobile centers like George Mikan
and later Wilt Chamberlain, the existing lane was rendered practically useless.