These Athletes Forced Their Sports To Change The Rules

George Mikan

George Mikan stood at nearly seven-foot tall and people were quite shocked by his size when he made his basketball debut. If he had the ball close to the net, opposition defenses had zero chance of stopping him, making him the highest scoring player per game.


As a result of this, officials widened the lane from six to twelve feet to prevent him scoring so easily. He also played a big part in officials making goaltending illegal in basketball.

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