1924: GEORGE MIKAN
The first true big man in the NBA, George Mikan was a mega-star. Out of DePaul, he played for the Minneapolis Lakers and was a five-time champ between the BAA/NBA. Before that, he was a two-time champ in the NBL. He scored almost 23,000 points as a professional. He led the NBL in scoring twice and the NBA in scoring three times.
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