4-time NBA champion Vern Mikkelsen dies at 85

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Vern Mikkelsen, left, looks at Lakers championship banners along with James Worthy in April 2002. Mikkelsen, a four-time NBA champion with the Minneapolis Lakers, passed away Thursday.

Vern Mikkelsen, left, looks at Lakers championship banners along with James Worthy in April 2002. Mikkelsen, a four-time NBA champion with the Minneapolis Lakers, passed away Thursday.

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