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PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2022 11:19 am    Post subject: Lakers are retiring George Mikan's Jersey

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5x Champion, All-Star, MVP, and the man behind the Mikan Drill.

On October 30th we celebrate Mr. Basketball.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2022 11:30 am    Post subject: Re: Lakers are retiring George Mikan's Jersey

Explain again why this didn’t happen during his lifetime?
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2022 11:51 am    Post subject:

Congrats to the Mikan family.
Long overdue. But glad it's happening.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2022 11:57 am    Post subject:

6x champion

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https://stewthornley.net/mplslakersgameresults.html
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2022 12:04 pm    Post subject: Re: Lakers are retiring George Mikan's Jersey

Trevacious2 wrote:
Explain again why this didn’t happen during his lifetime?


The Lakers always had a weird relationship with their Minneapolis roots.

They were happy to add the Minneapolis rings to the team's overall total, but otherwise they wanted to forget about them.

We have a bunch of Lakers from the Minneapolis days who really deserve to have their jerseys retired -- Vern Mikkelsen, Slater Martin, Jim Pollard, and maybe Clyde Lovellette. Those four probably won't get it. They are all dead, so we can't honor them; ther aren't remembered, so we can't honor their memories.

Why the Lakers are retiring Mikan now is a mystery. But long overdue.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2022 2:01 pm    Post subject:

Good, and I’m not a fan of retiring numbers.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2022 3:14 pm    Post subject: Re: Lakers are retiring George Mikan's Jersey

Trevacious2 wrote:
Explain again why this didn’t happen during his lifetime?


I was wondering this myself and he lived to a very old age too so its not like they didn't have plenty of time with him.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2022 3:27 pm    Post subject:

JUST-MING wrote:
6x champion

1948
1949
1950

1952
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1954

https://stewthornley.net/mplslakersgameresults.html


Yes, also one with the Chicago Gears in the NBL in 1947. Lost in 1951 but was injured. Russell esque dominance.

Jim Pollard and Vern Mikkelsen should get their numbers up there as well. #2 and #3 on the first dynasty of basketball
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2022 3:56 pm    Post subject: Re: Lakers are retiring George Mikan's Jersey

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Trevacious2 wrote:
Explain again why this didn’t happen during his lifetime?


The Lakers always had a weird relationship with their Minneapolis roots.

They were happy to add the Minneapolis rings to the team's overall total, but otherwise they wanted to forget about them.

We have a bunch of Lakers from the Minneapolis days who really deserve to have their jerseys retired -- Vern Mikkelsen, Slater Martin, Jim Pollard, and maybe Clyde Lovellette. Those four probably won't get it. They are all dead, so we can't honor them; ther aren't remembered, so we can't honor their memories.

Why the Lakers are retiring Mikan now is a mystery. But long overdue.


It’s weird that we count the Minneapolis championships but did not retire any of the jerseys.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2022 5:54 pm    Post subject:

Good. About a half century overdue, but I'm glad Mikan gets a jersey in the rafters, he earned it.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2022 6:38 pm    Post subject:

When I heard about it just now on Access SportsNet I couldn't believe that hadn't happened already that's crazy.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2022 6:54 pm    Post subject:

About time.. Good to acknowledge greatness, albeit late. Well done Lakers.

How about Pollard next?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2022 8:51 pm    Post subject:

I had assumed his was already retired haha
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2022 9:24 am    Post subject:

It makes no sense, this should have been done a generation ago. Dr. Buss should have taken care of this.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2022 12:15 pm    Post subject:

Some years back the team hung a banner at Staples recognizing the Minneapolis Lakers and it bore the names of their legendary players (Mikan, Mikkelsen, Pollard, Lovellette, Slater Martin and coach John Kundla

They held a ceremony at Staples (I think both the banner and the recognition of the players occurred on the same evening) honoring the Minneapolis teams…it was long overdue at the time, but better late than never

There would have been no L.A. Lakers without those early teams in Minny and it was great to see that celebration finally happen
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2022 3:06 pm    Post subject:

CabinCreek44 wrote:
Some years back the team hung a banner at Staples recognizing the Minneapolis Lakers and it bore the names of their legendary players (Mikan, Mikkelsen, Pollard, Lovellette, Slater Martin and coach John Kundla

They held a ceremony at Staples (I think both the banner and the recognition of the players occurred on the same evening) honoring the Minneapolis teams…it was long overdue at the time, but better late than never

There would have been no L.A. Lakers without those early teams in Minny and it was great to see that celebration finally happen


It was great but they should have done it the right way. That was lazy and honestly, disrespectful. Raise normal banners like the rest, add them their one missing championship, retire numbers of biggest stars (Mikan #1, Pollard #2, Mikkelsen #3), dont put 5 players plus coach on one single banner, its embarassing
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2022 8:51 pm    Post subject: Re: Lakers are retiring George Mikan's Jersey

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Trevacious2 wrote:
Explain again why this didn’t happen during his lifetime?


I was wondering this myself and he lived to a very old age too so its not like they didn't have plenty of time with him.


Probably because he did not play for the "Buss" owned Lakers...

(there I said it....)
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