Early Stars and Dynasties
The early NBA was not as competitive as it is today. The early 1950s were dominated by the George Mikan-led Minneapolis Lakers. In the 1960s, the Bill Russell-led Boston Celtics dominated the competition.
Click below to learn more about George Mikan, the first "superstar."
Click below to learn more about the Minneapolis Lakers of the 1950s.
Click below to learn more about the Boston Celtics of the 1960s.