79. Christian Laettner

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79. Christian Laettner
Christian Laettner is one of the best 10 college players ever leading the mighty Duke Blue Devils to two NCAA championships in a row.  He played the greatest game ever and hit the biggest shot in college basketball history.  He was the only college member of the Dream Team.  So why is he so low?  Well, he did not have the most stellar pro career and is thought of as being soft and was the not exactly popular.  Can you say OVER-RATED?  As the Hall recognizes college and pro achievements, his rank here is justified but as he was elected into the college hall in 2010, the chances of him getting in the regular Hall are getting slimmer by the day.


Should Christian Laettner be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 37.8%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 24.3%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 8.1%
No opinion. - 2.7%
No way! - 27%

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Harrisonburg, Virginia, U.S.A.
  • Eligible Since: Saturday, 01 January 2011
  • Position: Power Forward
  • Played For: Atlanta Hawks, Detroit Pistons, Washington Bullets/Wizards, Dallas Mavericks, Miami Heat, Minnesota Timberwolves
  • College: Duke
  • Drafted: 1st Round, 3rd Overall in 1992
  • Major Accolades and Awards: NBA All Star Teams (1) (1997)
    NCAA Champion (2) (1991 & 1992)
    First Team All Amercian (1) (1992)
    Naismith Player of the Year (1) (1992)
    Final Four Most Outstanding Player (1) (1991)
    ACC Player of the Year (2) (1991 & 1992)
    Olympic Gold Medal (1) (U.S.A. 1992)
    Championship Rings: None
  • Other Points of Note: Top Ten Finishes: Free Throws (2) (1992-93 & 1994-95)
    Top Ten Finishes: Free Throw Percentage (1) (1997-98)

Should Christian Laettner be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 37.8%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 24.3%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 8.1%
No opinion. - 2.7%
No way! - 27%

Comments   

+2 #3 TheBayAreaGuy 2015-02-24 22:17
Eventually, I believe Laettner will get into the HoF because his college achievements are so great, but yeah his pro career was underwhelmin g.
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0 #2 Dave 2013-12-25 05:29
Sorry to say that he is now in the Basketball HOF as a member of the Dream Team. He did it.
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+1 #1 EverestMeisterNeg1 -0001-11-30 00:00
Oh HELL NO!
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