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ProHoopsHistory HOF: Clyde Lovellette

With the retirement of George Mikan from pro-basketball, Clyde Lovelette has a big pair of shoes to try and fill. The 6ft. 9in., 245lb. Indianian will get some help from the five rookies who joined the team this season. Replacing

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ProHoopsHistory HOF: Slater Martin

A no-nonsense, all business point guard, Slater Martin doesn’t leave us much to appreciate in terms of numbers. Only five times in his 11-year career did he average over 10 points a game, and his highest single-season scoring average was

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Pro Hoops History HOF: Jim Pollard

In the long line of Lakers stars, this man was the very first. Hailing from Oakland and attending Stanford University, Jim Pollard was the exotic West Coast import designed to be the franchise player of the Minneapolis Lakers. The franchise had

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Pro Hoops History HOF: Vern Mikkelsen

Along with Slater Martin, Vern Mikkelsen was the youthful injection needed to prolong and sustain the Minneapolis Lakers dynasty of the 1940s and 1950s. The Lakers had already won back-to-back titles in 1948 and 1949. In Vern’s rookie year of

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Pro Hoops History HOF: Elgin Baylor

Elgin Baylor is one of the revolutionaries of basketball. He didn’t just play the game well, or take existing modes of playing to new heights. Certainly, he did do all that. But what he also did was transform the game.

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Pro Hoops History HOF: George Mikan

George Mikan wasn’t the first great basketball player. He wasn’t the first basketball star. His Minneapolis Lakers weren’t the first professional basketball team to enjoy dynastic domination over opponents. However, Mikan was the first center to utterly control basketball. Before

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The Lowdown: Rudy LaRusso

Years Active: 1960 – 1969 Regular Season Stats: 736 games, 33.3 MPG 15.6 PPG, 9.4 RPG, 2.1 APG, 43.1% FG, 76.7% FT Postseason Stats: 93 games, 34.3 MPG 14.5 PPG, 8.4 RPG, 2.1 APG, 40.5% FG, 75.1% FT Accolades: All-Defensive

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The Lowdown: Larry Foust

Years Active: 1951 – 1962 Regular Season Stats: 817 games, 29.2 MPG 13.7 PPG, 9.8 RPG, 1.7 APG, 40.5% FG, 74.1% FT Postseason Stats: 73 games, 27.4 mpg 12.4 PPG 9.7 RPG, 1.3 APG, 39.4% FG, 78.1% FT Accolades: 8x

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The Lowdown: Slater Martin

Years Active: 1950 – 1960 Regular Season Stats: 745 games, 35.9 mpg 9.8 ppg, 4.2 apg, 3.4 rpg, 36.4% FG, 76.2% FT Postseason Stats: 92 games, 39.4 mpg 10.0 ppg, 3.8 apg, 3.4 rpg, 35.1% FG, 71.5% FT Accolades: 5x

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