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Old 08-03-2012, 09:43 PM   #1
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Default THE UPSET- Harlem Globetrotters Vs. Minneapolis Lakers February 19, 1948

One of the most important games in basketball history. A MUST read for anyone who loves the history of the game. Couldnt fit the whole article, check out the link

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"In the Trotters' locker room, there was jubilation and profound relief. The players hoisted a beaming Abe into the air, and he showed his delight with the win by handing out cash bonuses. George Mikan showed his class by stopping by to congratulate the victors. "One hell of a game guys," he said.

Most of the Trotters were going out to celebrate, but Marques Haynes was in such pain from his two horrendous falls that he went back to the Trotters' rooming house and went to bed. The next morning he could barely move and decided to go to the hospital, where X-rays confirmed that he had fractured the fourth lumbar vertebra. Amazingly, he had played the second half with a broken back. The doctors put him in a full body cast and he walked out of the hospital, but he was through for the season. He went home to Sand Springs, Oklahoma, to recuperate."
















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Old 08-03-2012, 09:50 PM   #2
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Default Re: THE UPSET- Harlem Globetrotters Vs. Minneapolis Lakers February 19, 1948

Mikan - the real GOAT
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Old 08-03-2012, 09:51 PM   #3
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Default Re: THE UPSET- Harlem Globetrotters Vs. Minneapolis Lakers February 19, 1948

pffffffft Lakers can't even beat the Globetrotters.
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Old 08-03-2012, 09:56 PM   #4
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Default Re: THE UPSET- Harlem Globetrotters Vs. Minneapolis Lakers February 19, 1948

Marques Haynes >> Bob Cousy
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Old 11-01-2013, 10:20 PM   #6
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Default Re: THE UPSET- Harlem Globetrotters Vs. Minneapolis Lakers February 19, 1948

Apart from the obvious significance of those games, a couple of Mikan's photos here disprove another, though less circled, myth of those eras, that Bill Russell was literally the inventor of jumping to contest shots (a myth proped by certain 60's haters of course, as a supposed indication of the primitivity of the game).
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