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91. Ron Boone
One of the true gentlemen of the sport, Ron Boone was one of the few players who when the leagues merged who still had a productive career in the NBA.  A star in the ABA, Boone finished third all time in career points for that classic league.  He also made four All-Star games, had one First Team selection and was also an integral part of the Utah Stars championship in 1971. He finished with over 17,000 career points. 
Boone was nicknamed the “Legend” in the ABA because Boone was the quintessential professional.  He held the streak for most consecutive games played at 1,041 games which was since broken by A.C. Green.  The difference though is that Boone played at least twenty minutes in all of his games where Green made many token appearances to keep his streak alive.


Should Ron Boone be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 61.5%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 26.9%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 11.5%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 0%

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, U.S.A.
  • Eligible Since: Thursday, 01 January 1987
  • Position: Small Forward
  • Played For: Spirits of St. Louis (ABA), Los Angeles Lakers, Utah Stars (ABA), Utah Jazz, Kansas City Kings, Dallas/Texas Chaparrals (ABA)
  • College: Idaho State
  • Drafted: 11th Round, 147th Overall in 1968
  • Major Accolades and Awards: ABA All Star (4) (1971, 1974, 1975 & 1976)
    First Team All ABA Selection (1) (1974-75)
    Second Team All ABA Selection (1) (1973-74)
    Championship Rings: (1) (ABA) (Utah Stars, 1970-71)
  • Other Points of Note: Top Ten Finishes: Minutes Played (4) (ABA) (1973-74, 1974-75 & 1975-76) (NBA) (1976-77)
    Top Ten Finishes: Field Goals (3) (ABA) (1974-75 & 1975-76) (NBA)
    (1976-77)
    Top Ten Finishes: Field Goal Percentage (1) (ABA) (1972-73)
    Top Ten Finishes: Three Point Field Goal Percentage (1) (ABA) (1970-71
    Top Ten Finishes: Free Throws (3) (ABA) (1968-69, 1974-75 & 1975-76)
    Top Ten Finishes: Free Throw Percentage: (6) (ABA) (1972-73, 1973-74, 1974-75 & 1975-76) (NBA) (1977-78 & 1979-80)
    Top Ten Finishes: Assists (3) (ABA) (1968-69, 1973-74 & 1975-76)
    Top Ten Finishes: Steals (1) (ABA) 1975-76)
    Top Ten Finishes: Points (3) (ABA) (1974-75 & 1975-76) (NBA) (1976-77)
    Top Ten Finishes: Points Per Game (2) (1974-75 & 1975-76)
  • Notable All-time Rankings: 3.   Field Goals: 4,695 (ABA)
    3.   Points: 12,153 (ABA)
    5.   Games Played: 662 (ABA)
    5.   Minutes Played: 21,596 (ABA)
    6.   Free Throws: 2,640 (ABA)
    6.   Assists: 2,569 (ABA)
    9.   Steals: 403 (ABA)

Should Ron Boone be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 61.5%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 26.9%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 11.5%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 0%

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