1. George Mikan was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1959.
|FactSnippet No. 558,012|
6. George Mikan was a harbinger of the NBA's future, which would be dominated by tall, powerful players.
|FactSnippet No. 557,996 - en.wikipedia.org|
7. George Mikan became so dominant that the NBA had to change its rules of play in order to reduce his influence, such as widening the lane from six to twelve feet.
|FactSnippet No. 557,995 - en.wikipedia.org|
17. In that year, George Mikan participated in one of the most notorious NBA games ever played.
|FactSnippet No. 557,981 - en.wikipedia.org|
20. George Mikan was named the Helms NCAA College Player of the Year in 1944 and 1945 and was an All-American three times.
|FactSnippet No. 557,978 - en.wikipedia.org|
23. George Mikan was born in Joliet, Illinois, and was of Croatian descent.
|FactSnippet No. 557,973 - en.wikipedia.org|
25. George Mikan was vital for the forming of the Minnesota Timberwolves.
|FactSnippet No. 557,970 - en.wikipedia.org|
26. George Mikan was so dominant that he caused several rule changes in the NBA: among them, the introduction of the goaltending rule, the widening of the foul lane—known as the "Mikan Rule"—and the creation of the shot clock.
|FactSnippet No. 557,969 - en.wikipedia.org|
27. George Mikan utilized the underhanded free-throw shooting technique long before Rick Barry made it his signature shot.
|FactSnippet No. 557,966 - en.wikipedia.org|