Mikan was first pro to dominate the post
PHOENIX George Mikan, the "gentle giant" who a half-century ago brought fame and stability to the fledgling world of professional basketball and literally transformed the game, has died 18 days shy of his 81st birthday.
Mikan died at a Scottsdale rehabilitation center
following a long fight with diabetes and kidney ailments. His right
leg was amputated below the knee in 2000, and he had undergone
kidney dialysis treatment three times a week for five years, his
son Terry ...
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