Death of Vern Mikkelsen

October 21, 1928 - November 22, 2013
Minneapolis, Minnesota | Age 85

4-time NBA champion dies at 85
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JON KRAWCZYNSKI, The Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Vern Mikkelsen, a Hall of Fame basketball player who won four NBA titles with the Minneapolis Lakers, has died. He was 85.

Mikkelsen died on Thursday night surrounded by family, the Los Angeles Lakers announced on Friday. He was a six-time All-Star during 10 years with the Lakers, teaming with George Mikan and Jim Pollard in a frontcourt that to this day is considered one of the best the league has ever seen.

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