8. George Mikan
Career Stats: 23.1 PPG 13.4 RPG 2.8 APG
Accomplishments: 4x All-Star, 5x Champion, 3x Scoring Champion, 2x Rebounding Leader, Member of the Hall of Fame
The Lakers long history of legendary big men started with Mikan. At 6'10", Mikan was the tallest man on the court when he played and subsequently the Minneapolis Lakers benefited from that, winning five consecutive titles (one in the BAA). His shot couldn't be blocked and he dominated the glass. He also created the Mikan Drill where a player would use his off-hand to make layups and is still used by coaches til this very day. You should've listened to coach when he told you to practice with your left (or right). Whatever floats your boat.