He pa s sed away and left all the basketball lovers in tears. He is none other than the absolute legend George Mikan. He was nicknamed as Mr. Basketball and this proves how big a player he was. He was born in the year 1924 on 18th of June and he sadly pa s sed away in the year 2005 on 1st of June. His birth place is Joliet which lies in Illinois of United States of America. He belonged to the ethnicity white and nationality American. He pa s sed away in a place called Scottsdale which lies in Arizona of United States of America. There is almost nothing that he did not achieve in his playing career. He wore the famous 99 number for the huge team called Los Angeles Lakers.
He went to the university called DePaul University and played for the team as well. He played for two big teams in his career and fired from both the teams. He played for a team called Chicago American Gears from the year 1946 to the year 1947. After that he moved to another team called Minneapolis Lakers and played for them till the year 1954. He also coached and proves very handy coaching too. He coached a team called Minneapolis Lakers and was quite successful in doing so as well. He became a part of the NBA champion team for a whooping 5 times and this proves how big a player he was. He also became the NBL Champion a couple of times and it was in the year 1947 and the year 1948. He was named the NBL Most Valuable Player in the year 1948. He was crowned the Helms Player of the Year also a couple of times in the year 1944 and the year 1945. His no.99 was retired by the DePaul team to protect his legacy. He became a part of NBA 35th Anniversary team in the year 1980 and the NBA 25th Anniversary Team in the year 1970. He was named the Greatest Player of the First Half-Century in the year 1950 and this is one of the biggest achievements a player can ever have in his entire life.
His personal life was as perfect as his career when he was alive. He married his long term girlfriend Patricia and their relationship as husband and wife lasted till his death. He has a total of six children. He was not having any extra marital affair during his relationship and why would he when he had such a brilliant family.
Interested readers can read more about him and his interesting and inspiring biography from wiki sites like Wikipedia and IMDb. He was a very tall man as he has a great height of 6 feet 10 inches which is around 2.08 meters. He will be solely missed in the basketball world as he contributed so much.
by sanjeet, 02 Jun, 2015