Pioneer NBA Big Man George Mikan Dies at 80

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George Mikan

George Mikan, with the then-Milwaukee Lakers, in a 1952 photo Bettmann/Corbis hide caption

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The first dominant big man of professional basketball has died. Basketball Hall of Famer George Mikan, who led the Minneapolis Lakers to five championships, was 80. Melissa Block talks to Tom Heinsohn, currently a commentator for Boston Celtics broadcasts and a former NBA All-Star player and coach.

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