George Mikan was one of the greatest basketball players to ever come to the Minneapolis Lakers. Like you have already heard, George was a great player, a very great player. But the reason for that is because he worked really hard, and attained challenges that no 'big player' could overcome. George scored 10 points while playing his first varsity game. When George went to college, he scored an average of 23.9 points a game. (PRETTY impressive if you ask me!) George was voted the greatest basketball player for the first half of the 20 century. When Mikan was injured, he was tough about it, he knew that his team needed him. One game, George had a bad sprained ankle, and he still managed to captured 11 rebounds. George also held the the record of 'Most Career Points'. In a way the basketball association was complimenting George when they introduced the 'No Goaltending' rule, so he worked around it. One thing that many people respected about George, was that he wasn't cocky. George went to play for the pistons for a short while, during his time there, he had an average of 12 points per game. On the championship night, George scored 53 points, He set the record. While working with his coach, George would do a lay-up type drill, he would shoot up to 300 shots on each side, and that is why the drill is called the Mikan drill.