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66. Reggie Theus
How many other players can say they are one of the top 50 all time scorers as well as top 25 all time in assists. And how many of these are shooting guards?  Well the answer would be two.  Jerry West is one of them.  Yes, that Jerry West, the image behind the NBA emblem for the last 30 years. And the other guy?  Well that would be none other than one Reggie Theus.  I am pretty sure Mr. West got into the hall in his first year of eligibility.  As for Mr. Theus?  Well he’s still waiting.  Why you may ask? 
Well let’s see; even though West only won one title in all of those years with the Lakers he was on the LAKERS.  Where did Theus play?  Primarily he was on some very mediocre teams for the pre Jordan Bulls and the Kings; the Kansas City Kings for a couple of years before they moved to the Metropolis of Sacramento.  Yeah, quite a bit of difference in exposure.  His stats say he should be a first ballot hall of famer.  His reputation says he was a selfish stat accumulator.  Which is the truth?


Should Reggie Theus be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 50%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 21.1%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 18.4%
No opinion. - 2.6%
No way! - 7.9%

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Inglewood, California, U.S.A.
  • Eligible Since: Wednesday, 01 January 1997
  • Position: Shooting Guard
  • Played For: Atlanta Hawks, New Jersey Nets, Sacramento Kings, Orlando Magic, Chicago Bulls
  • College: UNLV
  • Drafted: 1st Round, 9th Overall in 1978
  • Major Accolades and Awards: NBA All Star Teams (2) (1981 & 1983)
    Most Minutes Played (1) (1984-85)
    Highest Field Goal Percentage (2) (1990-91 & 1991-92)
    Most Offensive Rebounds (1) (1983-84)
    Championship Rings: None
  • Other Points of Note: Top Ten Finishes: Minutes Played (2) (1979-80 & 1985-86)
    Top Ten Finishes: Field Goals (1) (1982-83)
    Top Ten Finishes: Three Point Field Goals (2) (1981-82 & 1982-83)
    Top Ten Finishes: Free Throws (4) (1979-80, 1980-81, 1982-83 & 1985-86)
    Top Ten Finishes: Assists (4) (1979-80, 1984-85, 1985-86 & 1986-87)
    Top Ten Finishes: Points (1) (1982-83)
    Top Ten Finishes: Points per Game (1) (1982-83)
    Top Ten Finishes: Assists per Game (3) (1984-85, 1985-86 & 1986-87)
  • Notable All-time Rankings: 28. Assists: 6,453
    45. Assists per Game: 6.6

Should Reggie Theus be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 50%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 21.1%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 18.4%
No opinion. - 2.6%
No way! - 7.9%

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