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15. Glen Rice

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Glen Rice
Glen Rice just maybe the most effective outside shooter of the 90's. Reggie Miller got all the hype but Rice was actually a better scorer and was a 6 foot 7 shooting guard who was almost impossible to defend.  He was the star and leading reason the Michigan Wolverines that won the 1989 title and he set a record for scoring of 184 points in the tournament that still stands today.  Drafted number 4 overall by the Heat following the 89 season, Rice became the expansion team’s first bonafide star.  In 1995 Rice was shipped to the Charlotte Hornets where he continued his success.  While there, he earned a 2nd and 3rd team all NBA selection and was named to three All-Star teams.  When the Lakers needed a final piece to their puzzle they called on the Heat for Rice and gave up a lot to get him; and the piece fit.  He helped the Lakers win the 2000 championship with his ability to hit big jumpers and was the perfect complement to Shaquille ONeal down low and Kobe Bryant on the wing.  Rice never was popular with the fans of Los Angeles and was traded to the Knicks after the 2000 season.  He never again achieved the success he had before, but his legacy was intact.  Although Glen Rice was thought of as a selfish player who just loved to put up scoring stats, he is one of a handful of players that have won NCAA titles and NBA championships.  That certainly says something.





The Bullet Points:

Country of Origin:
Flint, Michigan, U.S.A.

Eligible Since:
2010

Position:
Small Forward

Played for:
Miami Heat
Charlotte Hornets
Los Angeles Lakers
New York Knicks
Houston Rockets
Los Angeles Clippers

College:
Michigan

Drafted:
1st Round, 4th Overall in 1989

Major Accolades and Awards:
NBA All Star Teams (3) (1996, 1997 & 1998)
Second Team All NBA Selection (1) (1996-97)
Third Team All NBA Selection (1) (1997-98)
Most Minutes Played: (1) (1996-97)
Highest Three Point Field Goal Percentage: (1) (1996-97)
Championship Rings: (1) (Los Angeles Lakers, 1999-2000)

Other Points of Note:
Top Ten Finishes: Minutes Played (3) (1995-96, 1996-97 & 1997-98)
Top Ten Finishes: Field Goals (3) (1993-94, 1994-95 & 1996-97)
Top Ten Finishes: Three Point Field Goals (6) (1991-92, 1992-93, 1993-94, 1994-95, 1995-96 & 1996-97)
Top Ten Finishes: Three Field Goal Percentage (3) (1990-01, 1996-97 & 1997-98)
Top Ten Finishes: Free Throws (2) 1996-97 & 1997-98)
Top Ten Finishes: Free Throw Percentage (2) 1993-94 & 1996-97)
Top Ten Finishes: Points (6) (1991-92, 1993-94, 1994-95, 1995-96, 1996-97 & 1997-98)
Top Ten Finishes: Points Per Game (5) (1991-92, 1993-94, 1994-95, 1996-97 & 1997-98)

Notable All Time Rankings:
11.  Three Point Field Goals: 1,559
35.  Three Point Field Goal Percentage: .400

Should Glen Rice be in the Hall of Fame?

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Definitely put him in! - 20%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 60%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 20%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 0%

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0 #1 ABC 2014-02-09 14:45
In my opinion, it is an absolute joke that Jo Jo White is not in Springfield. Integral part of 2 NBA championships, NBA finals MVP, Olympics Gold Medalist, and numbers that match, or better than many similar players already in the Hall. Its a wrong that should be righted soon.
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0 #2 Mike222 2015-02-22 11:37
All 15 players are good candidates. But a key Omission is Paul Westphal, the oustanding shooting guard of the mid and late 70s of the Phoenix Suns. He was selected all NBA first team 3 times, and all NBA 2nd team once. He competed against legends like Gervin, Maravich, David Thompson, and Magic Johnson. He later coached in the NBA successfully for several years. Injuries shortended his career, but his 3 first team selections alone competing agist some of the all time greats should qualify him for the HOF.
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