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George Mikan, Mr. Basketball

Before LeBron, Kobe, Shaq, Magic, Worthy, Kareem, Wilt, Elgin and Jerry West, the Lakers dominated the NBA with 6’10” George Mikan. And no one dominated the NBA the way Mikan did. He won 7 NBA titles in 9 seasons. George Mikan so dominated pro basketball that the league instituted rules changes to create goaltending, the shot clock, and they had to widen the foul lane. Later, Mikan was a founder of the ABA and served as the new league’s commissioner.