22. George Mikan, Lakers Win First Title in NBA History

Date: 4/13/1949

The league was quite different back then, but some things never change. George Mikan was the NBA's first superstar and in 1949, he was the only superstar. Mr. Basketball trounced the competition with his size and skill early and often, knowing nothing could stop him. Not even a broken hand would slow him down, as he led the Lakers to the first title in league history in five games.