18 June 2017

"Mikan Rule"

At 6’10’’ George Mikan was the first really dominant big man in professional basketball and the game’s first true star. He started wearing glasses when he was 12 with many telling him “that anyone who wore glasses could never be a great athlete”.

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.