The Lakers did not start in Los Angeles, they actually have their roots in Minneapolis. The Minneapolis Lakers weren’t a top notch team until they drafted the great George Mikan. The man has his own drill after him, to be fair its a pretty simple drill where you just shoot a lay up on each side of the goal, and repeat until you make 30 on each side, but still thats pretty cool having a drill named after you! George Mikan began the winning legacy for the lakers and really laid the ground work for succes for players like, Jerry West, Elgin Baylor, and Wilt Chamberlain. George Mikan’s career was cut short and was dearly missed by the frtanchsie, but no one can argue the impact Mikan had on the Lakers and the game of basketball itself.
Los Angeles Lakers: George Mikan Lays the Foundation