Now This is Owning the Paint!

Own the PaintGeorge MikanĀ  has long been credited as being basketball’s first great big man.

Once when playing for the Lakers, Mikan was wide open in the low post and was adamantly calling for the ball.

Instead of passing it to Mikan one of the Laker guards drove the lane and scored himself.

While they were running back on defense Mikan told his teammate to stay away from the basket since that was his area and he owned it.

The guard didn’t listen and drove the lane again but this time George Mikan, his very own teammate, violently blocked his shot out of bounds!

I don’t know for sure but I’m guessing that Shaq might have been tempted to do the same thing back in the day when he played with Kobe!

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