Ainge chose baseball over basketball but soon realized he wasn’t going far as a .200 hitter and came back to the hardwood. Playing on the great Celtics teams, it took Ainge awhile to acclimate but he became big part of the great Celtics teams of the 80’s winning two rings. Traded to the Blazers towards the end of his career, Ainge almost helped Portland upset the Bulls in 92. He was a great shooter and terrific ball handler for a 6 foot 4 guard and was the second player in league history with 900 three pointers. Ainge may have Hall worthy credentials, but he certainly does not have the “rep”. To show how negative the bias was against Ainge to this day if you ask people who bit who in the infamous altercation with Tree Rollins of the Hawks in the 1983 playoffs they will tell you Ainge. It was actually Rollins who bit Ainge.