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George Mikan

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Lakers Web.com. http://www.lakersweb.com/players/georgemikan.shtml/ (October 31, 2002)

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. http://www.hoophall.com/halloffamers/Mikan.htm/ (October 31, 2002)

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