On October 28, Beijing time, according to a report by the Lakers and team reporter Jowan Buha, the Lakers officially announced that they will host the Nuggets on October 31, Beijing time. The retired team’s historical super giant George McCann’s No. 99 jersey .
George McCann is known as the first superstar in the NBA. He joined the BAA, the predecessor of the NBA, with the Minneapolis Lakers in 1948, and led the team to win 5 NBA championships in the following 6 years. McCann played for the Lakers in his 7-year NBA career, averaging 23.1 points and 14.8 assists per game, making 6 All-NBA teams, 4 All-Stars, 3 scoring titles, and an All-Star MVP.
McCann played for Minneapolis his entire career and never played in Los Angeles, so he turned down the Lakers’ offer to retire his jersey in Los Angeles. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Lakers’ founding. The team finally obtained the consent of McCann’s family to retire McCann’s No. 99 jersey in Los Angeles.
The Lakers will hold a ceremony before the home game against the Nuggets on October 31, Beijing time, to retire George McCann’s No. 99 jersey.
Statement: Sina.com’s exclusive manuscript, unauthorized reproduction is prohibited!