The NBA’s first star, Mr. Basketball dominated during his incredibly brief tenure as a pro-baller. He dominated in a young league that had not yet found its feet. Leading the league in scoring in three straight seasons, while winning five championships in a seven year career is no small thing. Had the MVP award and Finals MVP award been in existence during his prime years there’s no doubt Mikan would’ve accumulated quite a few for the mantle.
While he played in a weaker developing league and his efficiency wouldn’t hold up in today’s game, you cannot ignore how dominant he was in his own era.
Hall of Fame
How did the guys rank him?
The Flag Bearer: Robert Littal (16).
The Barn Burner: Brian Geltzeiler, Jacob Noble, Josh Eberley, and Justin Termine (NR).
How did the other guys rank Mikan: Adi Joseph (25), Matt Drappel (25), James Holas (29), Lang Greene (30), Will Reeve (34), Justin Rowan (36), Marc Griffin (37), Justin Salkin (37), and Shane Young (40).
#34 Friday, September 4th.
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Josh Eberley – hoopscritic.com / Host of the @PullUpPodcastHC, @JoshEberley
Jacob Noble – hoopscritic.com / Host of the @PullUpPodcastHC, @JacobNoble_HC
James Holas – hoopscritic.com / BballBreakdown, @SnottieDrippen
Adi Joseph – sportingnews.com, @AdiJoseph
Matt Drappel – sportsnet.ca, @MattyD416
Justin Rowan – fearthesword.com / hoopslounge.com, @Cavsanada
Robert Littal – blacksportsonline.com, @BSO
Shane Young – hoopshabit.com, @YoungNBA
Justin Termine – Sirius XM NBA / cinesport.com host, @TermineRadio
Marc Griffin – hoopslounge.com / sportsnet.ca, @montrealmarc
Lang Greene – basketballinsiders.com, @LangGreene
Justin Salkin – hoopscritic.com / brooklynsbeat.com, @brooklynsbeat
Will Reeve – awfsports.com / Host of the All Weather Fan Podcast, contributor for hoopscritic.com @WillReeveJr
and of course,
Brian Geltzeiler – hoopscritic.com / Sirius XM NBA / the-cauldron.com / 120sports.com, @hoopscritic
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