Basketballhttp://www.notinhalloffame.com Sun, 21 Oct 2018 08:01:33 +0000Joomla! - Open Source Content Managementen-gb1. Chris Webberhttp://www.notinhalloffame.com/basketball/2402-chris-webber http://www.notinhalloffame.com/basketball/2402-chris-webber1. Chris Webber
No matter what Chris Webber achieved in the world of Basketball, he will always be remembered for that time out he called (that they didn’t have) that sealed the fate of the Michigan Wolverines in the 1993 National Championship Game.  As much as that stuck with him, we will remember how he led the “Fab Five” to the most popular (and influential) collegiate basketball program of all time.
]]>
[email protected] (Site Admin)BasketballTue, 20 Nov 2012 03:24:06 +0000
2. Sidney Moncriefhttp://www.notinhalloffame.com/basketball/1695-9-sidney-moncrief http://www.notinhalloffame.com/basketball/1695-9-sidney-moncrief2. Sidney Moncrief
Sidney Moncrief was one of the greatest defenders in the history of the NBA.  His ability to shut down anyone in the backcourt no matter how big or how quick was his calling card.  Twice he won NBA Defensive Player of the Year award and was always named to the All Defensive Team.  Moncrief was also a solid offensive who was an integral part of the Bucks playoff teams in the 80's and earned a couple of all league honors.
]]>
[email protected] (Site Admin)BasketballFri, 09 Jan 2015 12:19:00 +0000
3. Jack Sikmahttp://www.notinhalloffame.com/basketball/1693-7-jack-sikma http://www.notinhalloffame.com/basketball/1693-7-jack-sikma3. Jack Sikma
Jack Sikma came from small Illinois Wesleyan but the Seattle Supersonics saw enough potential to draft him number 8 overall in 1977. He did not disappoint.  Sikma quickly became a starter and was a vital cog in the Sonics run to back to back finals in the late 70's.  They won it all in 79 and Sikma became hugely popular in the Emerald City.  With his ability to take defenders outside and torch them with a great long range jumper plus his workmanlike inside game, Sikma was part of a new wave of inside-outside big men who took over the league.  To show how good of a shooter Sikma was, he holds the distinction of being the only center to lead the league in free throw shooting at 92.2 in 87-88 and shot 84 percent for his career form the charity stripe.  A 7 time All-Star combined with career numbers of 17,000 points and 10,000 rebounds should get Sikma into the hall of fame; soon.
]]>
[email protected] (Site Admin)BasketballFri, 09 Jan 2015 22:19:00 +0000
4. Ben Wallacehttp://www.notinhalloffame.com/basketball/2417-ben-wallace http://www.notinhalloffame.com/basketball/2417-ben-wallace4. Ben Wallace
Although his career Points per Game average is less than six, and he never finishes a season averaging a double figure in points, it was Ben Wallace’s punishing defense that makes him a Hall of Fame candidate. Wallace is a four time NBA Defensive Player of the Year and despite being a little undersized at Center, was an amazing rebounder and shot blocker. Big Ben is in the top twenty all time in Defensive Win Shares, but unlike the other nineteen, Wallace was a bit of an offensive liability. He was the worst Free Throw shooter in NBA history and the bulk of his buckets were in the paint. Still, Ben Wallace did win an NBA Title (with the Pistons) and his defense was so respected that he made three Second and two All NBA Third teams. This one should be interesting!{acepolls 2417}
]]>
[email protected] (Site Admin)BasketballMon, 03 Dec 2012 05:47:35 +0000
5. Shawn Kemphttp://www.notinhalloffame.com/basketball/1750-64-shawn-kemp http://www.notinhalloffame.com/basketball/1750-64-shawn-kemp5. Shawn Kemp
Shawn Kemp was one of the most popular and productive players of the 90’s.  He came straight out of high school with the body of a Greek God, and was considered one of the best pure athletes in the NBA.  At first, he was a highlight film dunker but he soon became a key part of some very good Seattle teams, with a complete all around game. 15,000 points, 9,000 rebounds and six All-Star trips are nothing to sneeze at and though his legacy has been a bit tarnished of late, Shawn Kemp was a true superstar in his day.
]]>
[email protected] (Site Admin)BasketballFri, 09 Jan 2015 07:19:00 +0000
6. Max Zaslofskyhttp://www.notinhalloffame.com/basketball/1701-15-max-zaslofsky http://www.notinhalloffame.com/basketball/1701-15-max-zaslofsky6. Max Zaslofsky
When Max Zaslofsky retired he was the third leading scorer in league history behind only legends George Mikan and Joe Fulks.  Zaslofsky was also the youngest person to be named First Team All-League for over 60 years when he was selected at the age of 21 in the 46-47 Season.  This record stood for decades until it was broken recently by future Hall of Fame lock, LeBron James.  Zaslofsky was a 4 time First Team all-league performer and led the league in scoring during the 1947-48 season.  His window may have passed for enshrinement but quite simply how was he not in already?
]]>
[email protected] (Site Admin)BasketballFri, 09 Jan 2015 17:19:00 +0000
7. Mark Aguirrehttp://www.notinhalloffame.com/basketball/1692-6-mark-aguirre http://www.notinhalloffame.com/basketball/1692-6-mark-aguirre7. Mark Aguirre
Mark Aguirre was a star at the University of DePaul where he led the Demons to a final four and was a 2 time All-American.  Drafted number one overall by the Dallas Mavericks, Aguirre quickly became the face of the Mavs.  Aguirre proved to be a great scorer and the Mavericks became title contenders throughout the next several years though they could not get past the mighty Lakers. Traded midway through the 88-89 season to the Pistons for Adrian Dantley, Aguirre was reunited with childhood friend Isaiah Thomas and together they led the Pistons to two titles.  Aguirre averaged exactly 20 points a game over his 14 year career and will be remembered for his great ability to post up and score from the small forward position.
]]>
[email protected] (Site Admin)BasketballFri, 09 Jan 2015 12:19:00 +0000
8. Tim Hardawayhttp://www.notinhalloffame.com/basketball/1703-17-tim-hardaway http://www.notinhalloffame.com/basketball/1703-17-tim-hardaway8. Tim Hardaway
Tim Hardaway was the catalyst of the famed Run TMC (with Chris Mullin and Mitch Richmond) for the Golden State Warriors that took the NBA by storm in the early 90s.  Hardaway was a point guard who set the running style of the Warriors in motion.  When traded to Miami in 96, Hardaway teamed with Alonzo Mourning to make the Heat title contenders.  Hardaway was also a great perimeter shooter who opponents could not leave open and he became the undisputed master of the crossover dribble with his mad dashes to the basket.  A 5 time All-Star and 5 time All NBA performer, Hardaway definitely has the credentials statistically with over 15,000 points and 7,000 assists.  Best remembered for his ability to get to the hoop and then dish, Hardaway is one of the best pure point guards in league history and arguably the best at his position not in the Basketball Hall of Fame.
]]>
[email protected] (Site Admin)BasketballFri, 09 Jan 2015 02:19:00 +0000
9. Kevin Johnsonhttp://www.notinhalloffame.com/basketball/1707-21-kevin-johnson http://www.notinhalloffame.com/basketball/1707-21-kevin-johnsonOne of the great point guards of the 90's, Kevin Johnson could both score and distribute the ball.  A very good player at the University of California, Johnson was drafted 7th by the Cavs in the 1987 draft.  Stuck behind Mark Price, the Cavs unloaded Johnson to the Suns in a huge trade that also involved Larry Nance coming back to Cleveland.  It is with Phoenix where Johnson made his impact.  Johnson was one of the quickest guards in league history and could get to the hoop at any time getting a shot for himself or one of his teammates.  He averaged 20 points and 10 assists in his first 3 seasons in Phoenix; something only two others have done (the others being HOFers Oscar Robertson and Isaiah Thomas).  The Suns were serious title contenders throughout the mid 90's especially when they made the move to get Charles Barkley form Philly.  Johnson gladly accepted the role of second fiddle to Barkley's huge personality.  Close title runs marked this team, with the closest being a trip to the finals against eventual champion Chicago in 1993.  Ironically that looks like what his legacy will be as far as getting into the Hall. Close but no cigar.  Now the mayor of Sacramento , Johnson is the leading advocate for keeping the Kings in town.]]>[email protected] (Site Admin)BasketballFri, 09 Jan 2015 22:19:00 +000010. Buck Williamshttp://www.notinhalloffame.com/basketball/1694-8-buck-williams http://www.notinhalloffame.com/basketball/1694-8-buck-williams10. Buck Williams
One of the great power forwards of all-time, Buck Williams was a blue collar player who excelled under the boards.  A solid low post scorer, Williams is best remembered for his ability to rebound and defend.  Although not as flashy as some of his generation, his long career is a testament to hard work.  Tenth all time in games played and one of only seven players to score 16,000 points and grab 13,000 rebounds, Williams never played on a championship team but was a huge part of some very successful teams.  More importantly he played the game the way it was supposed to be played and always showed up for battle.
]]>
[email protected] (Site Admin)BasketballFri, 09 Jan 2015 22:19:00 +0000
11. Chauncey Billupshttp://www.notinhalloffame.com/basketball/6069-chauncey-billups http://www.notinhalloffame.com/basketball/6069-chauncey-billups11. Chauncey Billups
While Chauncey Billups may not have been considered an All Star by the NBA masses, there are many insiders who would disagree.
]]>
[email protected] (Site Admin)BasketballFri, 31 Jul 2015 01:41:08 +0000
12. Bob Dandridgehttp://www.notinhalloffame.com/basketball/1696-10-bob-dandridge http://www.notinhalloffame.com/basketball/1696-10-bob-dandridgeBob Dandridge is one of the great unsung players in league history.  On two different occasions he was an important member of championship teams.  Coming from small Norfolk State did not help put Dandridge on the basketball map as he was only drafted in the fourth round of the 1969 draft but quickly showed he belonged.  In 1971 he teamed with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Oscar Robertson to lead the upstart Milwaukee Bucks to a championship over the Baltimore Bullets. Of course Jabbar and Robertson received most of the attention for this title but as both would tell you they would not have got there without Dandridge’s contributions.  Dandridge did the same thing later in his career. Traded to those same Bullets he had beaten, Dandridge became a key member of back to back final appearances in 78 and 79. In 78 the Bullets beat the Sonics and in 79 they lost a hard fought series.  Veterans and fellow front court mates Elvin Hayes and Wes Unseld received most of the accolades for the Bullets run.  In both series and during his whole career Dandridge was a silent assassin.  His dunk in game 7 of the first Seattle series sealed the victory for the Bullets.]]>[email protected] (Site Admin)BasketballFri, 09 Jan 2015 22:19:00 +000013. Maurice Lucashttp://www.notinhalloffame.com/basketball/1697-11-maurice-lucas http://www.notinhalloffame.com/basketball/1697-11-maurice-lucas13. Maurice Lucas
Maurice Lucas played college basketball for Al McGuire at the University of Marquette leading the team to the finals of the 1974 NCAA tournament.  Lucas led the Warriors with 21 points and 13 boards in a loss to North Carolina State and future ABA-NBA superstar David Thompson.  Chosen high by both the NBA and ABA in their drafts, Lucas decided to go play in the newer ABA.  He had two solid years in the ABA and when the league merged with the NBA he was selected number two in the dispersal draft of players by the Portland Trail Blazers.  Portland had traded two solid veterans for a chance to get Lucas and Coach Jack Ramsey quickly made him their power forward playing next to their franchise player Bill Walton.  The Blazers gelled quickly and made an improbable run through the playoffs in their first season after the merger. 
]]>
[email protected] (Site Admin)BasketballFri, 09 Jan 2015 12:19:00 +0000
14. Bobby Joneshttp://www.notinhalloffame.com/basketball/1734-48-bobby-jones http://www.notinhalloffame.com/basketball/1734-48-bobby-jones14. Bobby Jones
If Bobby Jones ever gets into the Basketball Hall of Fame it will obviously be because of his ability to defend other players.  His legacy as of the greatest defenders in the history of the NBA gives him a fighting chance to get inducted.  Jones was elected to the NBA All-Defensive First Team eight straight seasons from 1977-1984.  He was also elected to four All-Star games even though he had become a sixth man for the 76ers after a trade from Denver for George McGinnis. 
]]>
[email protected] (Site Admin)BasketballFri, 09 Jan 2015 12:19:00 +0000
15. Paul Westphalhttp://www.notinhalloffame.com/basketball/1723-37-paul-westphal http://www.notinhalloffame.com/basketball/1723-37-paul-westphal15. Paul Westphal
A first round pick out of USC, Paul Westphal split his career primarily between the Celtics and the Suns.  He won a championship while with the Celtics but was traded to the Suns where he played in what many consider the greatest game ever against his old teammates where Westphal made some huge plays in the triple overtime classic.  Always a dependable scorer, Westphal made First Team All NBA three times during the late 70s when he was one of the leagues star players.  If Westphal's coaching career was added to his playing career he would be much higher on this list but as it is, he may not have enough career statistics to get over the hump.
]]>
[email protected] (Site Admin)BasketballFri, 09 Jan 2015 22:19:00 +0000
16. Lou Hudsonhttp://www.notinhalloffame.com/basketball/1716-30-lou-hudson http://www.notinhalloffame.com/basketball/1716-30-lou-hudson16. Lou Hudson
“Sweet” Lou Hudson was aptly nicknamed as he was one of the sweetest shooters in the history of the league.  He predated the 3 point line but still was an incredible scorer.  17,000 career points at a 20.2 average attest to his ability to put the ball in the hoop.  The prototypical swing man, Hudson made 6 All-Star game trips and is a legend in both Atlanta with the Hawks and Minnesota with the Gophers where he played college ball.  The rest of the world may not know much about the sweet jump shooting wing man but they should.
]]>
[email protected] (Site Admin)BasketballFri, 09 Jan 2015 12:19:00 +0000
17. Shawn Marionhttp://www.notinhalloffame.com/basketball/6079-shawn-marion http://www.notinhalloffame.com/basketball/6079-shawn-marion17. Shawn Marion
Shawn Marion’s nickname of “The Matrix” might just be one of the best (and appropriate) in not just basketball but all of sports.   Marion could do it all. He was a scorer, a rebounder and a solid defender and could whatever void you needed.
]]>
[email protected] (Site Admin)BasketballFri, 31 Jul 2015 05:49:54 +0000
18. Glen Ricehttp://www.notinhalloffame.com/basketball/1706-20-glen-rice http://www.notinhalloffame.com/basketball/1706-20-glen-rice18. 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. 
]]>
[email protected] (Site Admin)BasketballFri, 09 Jan 2015 12:19:00 +0000
19. Terry Cummingshttp://www.notinhalloffame.com/basketball/1712-26-terry-cummings http://www.notinhalloffame.com/basketball/1712-26-terry-cummings19. Terry Cummings
Terry Cummings was an All-American at DePaul in the heyday of Demon basketball during the early 80's.  He teamed with the likes of Mark Aguirre and Tyrone Corbin to lead dominant teams that never got over the hump during the NCAA tournament although they always seemed to be seeded number one.  Drafted second in 1982 by the San Diego Clippers, Cummings had a brilliant rookie season averaging 23.7 points and 10.4 rebounds a game and deservedly won Rookie of the Year. He was traded to the Milwaukee Bucks after the 83-84 season and continued to put up impressive numbers.  Cummings was a consistent twenty point scorer and ten rebound guy for most of his career and was one of the most reliable power forwards in the league. 
]]>
[email protected] (Site Admin)BasketballFri, 09 Jan 2015 07:19:00 +0000
20. Gus Williamshttp://www.notinhalloffame.com/basketball/1719-33-gus-williams http://www.notinhalloffame.com/basketball/1719-33-gus-williams20. Gus Williams
Gus Williams had a very solid career in the NBA highlighted by being a member of back to back NBA finalists in Seattle. “The Wizard” as he was known, teamed with Hall of famer Dennis Johnson in the Sonic backcourt.  Williams was not just a key member of the team that won a title in ‘79, he was the catalyst.  He averaged 28.6 points a game in the final to lead Seattle to an upset over the Washington Bullets. 
]]>
[email protected] (Site Admin)BasketballFri, 09 Jan 2015 17:19:00 +0000
21. Carlos Boozerhttp://www.notinhalloffame.com/basketball/9196-21-carlos-boozer http://www.notinhalloffame.com/basketball/9196-21-carlos-boozer21. Carlos Boozer
A member of Duke’s 2001 NCAA Championship team, Carlos Boozer was a late draft pick in 2002 (35th overall) and played for the Cleveland Cavaliers for two years before a free agent controversy saw him bolt for the Utah Jazz (allegedly the Cavs released him making him a conditional free agent so that they could sign him back to a larger deal, which allowed him to sign with Utah for more money; Boozer said he never agreed to that with Cleveland) and it was in Salt Lake that his star rose.  Boozer would be a two time All Star with Utah and also a Third Team All-NBA Selection and in his six seasons as a member of the Jazz he averaged a healthy 19.3 Points and 10.5 Rebounds per Game.  It should be mentioned that during this time he helped the United States win the 2008 Olympics Gold Medal.
]]>
[email protected] (Site Admin)BasketballMon, 17 Sep 2018 14:41:20 +0000
22. Larry Fousthttp://www.notinhalloffame.com/basketball/1718-32-larry-foust http://www.notinhalloffame.com/basketball/1718-32-larry-foust22. Larry Foust
Larry Foust was one of the dominant big men in the early days of the league.  A 6 foot 9 center from LaSalle, Foust quickly became a low post force in the NBA, getting named to eight All-Star games and getting a First Team All NBA honor in 1955.  Almost forgotten, this all time great scored over 11,000 career points and averaged ten boards a game in a 12 year career.
]]>
[email protected] (Site Admin)BasketballFri, 09 Jan 2015 17:19:00 +0000
23. Penny Hardawayhttp://www.notinhalloffame.com/basketball/2708-23-penny-hardaway http://www.notinhalloffame.com/basketball/2708-23-penny-hardawayPenny Hardaway
His career statistics may not reflect a Hall of Fame resume, but in the late 90’s, one of the most dynamic and marketable professional Basketball players in the world was an unusually tall Point Guard named Anfernee “Penny” Hardaway. Penny was a two time First Team NBA Selection and was the running mate of Shaquille O’Neal who collectively took the Orlando Magic to relevance and was part of Dream Team II. Unfortunately, Hardaway succumbed to injuries early in his career, and a serious one to his knee in 1997 took away his superstar status on the court, and he struggled to be average for the rest of his career. Still, his overall popularity cannot be ignored, and Penny Hardaway might very well be a first ballot inductee to the Hall of what could have been.
]]>
[email protected] (Site Admin)BasketballSat, 03 Aug 2013 06:18:12 +0000
24. Vlade Divachttp://www.notinhalloffame.com/basketball/1727-41-vlade-divac http://www.notinhalloffame.com/basketball/1727-41-vlade-divacVlade Divac
Vlade Divac was one of the great International big men ever.  He was a vital member of the great Yugoslavian teams of the late 80’s and early 90’s.  Divac had guard like skills in the post and was probably the most well known European transfer to the NBA when the flood gates opened.  13,000 points and almost 10,000 rebounds in the NBA do not hurt either.  He would almost a shoe in to be elected someday as the Hall definitely puts a high standard on International contributors.  If Arvidas Sabonas can get in with all of his injuries then Divac should have no problem getting elected but we suspect they will make him wait awhile.
]]>
[email protected] (Site Admin)BasketballFri, 09 Jan 2015 07:19:00 +0000
25. Mark Pricehttp://www.notinhalloffame.com/basketball/1731-45-mark-price http://www.notinhalloffame.com/basketball/1731-45-mark-price25. Mark Price
Mark Price was an All-American at Georgia Tech, but he still left questions in scouts mouths who thought he was too small and too slow to play at the next level.  He proved them wrong and then some.  Drafted by the Mavericks late in the 1st round in 1986, a trade to the Cavaliers on draft day was just what he needed.  Price helped turn the Cavaliers into contenders and if it wasn’t for one Michael Jordan he might have a title or two.  He became one of the best point guards in the league with his ability to pass and hit long range jumpers.  Price was also adept at splitting double teams and was the second member of the 50-40-90 club after Larry Bird for players who shot 50 percent from the floor, 40 percent from behind the arc and 90 percent from the free throw line. 
]]>
[email protected] (Site Admin)BasketballFri, 09 Jan 2015 17:19:00 +0000
26. Walter Davishttp://www.notinhalloffame.com/basketball/1715-29-walter-davis http://www.notinhalloffame.com/basketball/1715-29-walter-davis26. Walter Davis
Walter Davis was one of the best shooters n the history of the league.  He predated the heavy influence of the 3 point line or he may have been that generations Reggie Miller.  A great career at North Carolina was followed by an even better pro career primarily for the Phoenix Suns that got him elected to 6 All-Star teams.  Davis averaged almost 19 points a game and came up just short of the magical 20,000 point mark.
]]>
[email protected] (Site Admin)BasketballFri, 09 Jan 2015 07:19:00 +0000
27. Rudy Tomjanavichhttp://www.notinhalloffame.com/basketball/1733-47-rudy-tomjanavich http://www.notinhalloffame.com/basketball/1733-47-rudy-tomjanavich27. Rudy Tomjanavich
Rudy Tomjanovich has a very unique case for Hall of Fame selection.  His accumulative stats suggest that he is not worthy, as he scored just over 13,000 points and grabbed just over 6,000 rebounds in a 12 year career.  However, there are extenuating circumstances with Rudy T.  First Tomjanovich was a great college player at Michigan who still holds the career record there for rebounds and that turned him into 2nd overall pick by the San Diego Rockets.  He became a standout with them and was hugely popular with the fans when they moved to Houston.  He was not just popular, but very good; making 5 All-Star teams. 
]]>
[email protected] (Site Admin)BasketballFri, 09 Jan 2015 22:19:00 +0000
28. Bill Laimbeerhttp://www.notinhalloffame.com/basketball/1714-28-bill-laimbeer http://www.notinhalloffame.com/basketball/1714-28-bill-laimbeer28. Bill Laimbeer
Bill Laimbeer is arguably the least popular player in the history of the NBA.  Part of the infamous Bad Boys teams that won back to back titles for Detroit in the late 80s, Laimbeer reputation as a physical and some called dirty player have superseded his on court accomplishments. Still, Laimbeer was one of the best centers of his generation making 4 All-Star teams and becoming only the 19th player to accumulate 10,000 points and rebounds in a career.  A superb long range shooter for a big man, Laimbeer was as important to the success of the Pistons as any other member.  His ability to bang down low on defense and grab rebounds (he actually led the league in rebounding in 85-86), allowed the Piston machine to roll and his teammates to do the bulk of the scoring. 
]]>
[email protected] (Site Admin)BasketballFri, 09 Jan 2015 07:19:00 +0000
29. Marques Johnsonhttp://www.notinhalloffame.com/basketball/1702-16-marques-johnson http://www.notinhalloffame.com/basketball/1702-16-marques-johnson29. Marques Johnson
Marques Johnson played college basketball at UCLA and was a member of the last championship team of the great Bruin dynasty under legendary coach John Wooden in 1975.  Johnson was a great college player winning the first ever John Wooden college basketball player of the year award in 1977 and gained consensus first team All-American honors.  Selected 3rd overall by the Milwaukee Bucks, Johnson quickly became a star under Coach Don Nelson.  In his second season he averaged 25.6 points a game which was good for third in the league and earned first team All NBA honors.  Johnson helped the Bucks win 5 straight division titles in the early 80's but they never could get over the hump of beating the dominant Philadelphia 76ers or Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference to make the Finals. 
]]>
[email protected] (Site Admin)BasketballFri, 09 Jan 2015 12:19:00 +0000
30. Detlef Schrempfhttp://www.notinhalloffame.com/basketball/1755-69-detlef-schrempf http://www.notinhalloffame.com/basketball/1755-69-detlef-schrempf30. Detlef Schrempf
Detlef Schrempf was the complete package.  He could score, pass, rebound, run the court and really shoot.  His ability to do everything made him the perfect sixth man; and he had that really cool German name.  People tend to forget that he (not Dirk Nowitzki) was the first European star to hit the NBA.  That has got to count for something!  He had a very solid career, but not spectacular and never playing on a winner; though he did come close with Seattle, hurts his overall Hall chances.
]]>
[email protected] (Site Admin)BasketballFri, 09 Jan 2015 12:19:00 +0000
31. Horace Granthttp://www.notinhalloffame.com/basketball/1705-19-horace-grant http://www.notinhalloffame.com/basketball/1705-19-horace-grant31. Horace Grant
Horace Grant was not a stat accumulator; he was a winner.  After a stellar career at Clemson University where he was named ACC MVP, Grant was selected as the tenth pick of the 1987 draft.  Grant was a key member of the first three title runs the Bulls had in the early 90's.  He was the 3rd option on offense but was really their main low post defender.  A very athletic power forward that could bang with the big guys and run with smaller guys, Grant would become the prototype that others would follow. 
]]>
[email protected]il.com (Site Admin)BasketballFri, 09 Jan 2015 22:19:00 +0000
32. Tom Chambershttp://www.notinhalloffame.com/basketball/1711-25-tom-chambers http://www.notinhalloffame.com/basketball/1711-25-tom-chambers32. Tom Chambers
Tom Chambers perfectly defined the new role of the big man.  At six foot eleven he could run like a shooting guard and could finish anything.  His jump shot was unblockable due to his size and though he never was a great post player, he did not shy away from contact. Chambers scored over 20,000 career points and made 4 All-Star games. He was not on winning teams but Chambers was a great offensive player and players today such as Dirk Nowitzki owe their careers to his influence in changing the way the game thought of big men.
]]>
[email protected] (Site Admin)BasketballFri, 09 Jan 2015 17:19:00 +0000
33. Paul Silashttp://www.notinhalloffame.com/basketball/1724-38-paul-silas http://www.notinhalloffame.com/basketball/1724-38-paul-silas33. Paul Silas
Paul Silas is one of the most respected players of his generation.  Never a star, Silas was a workmanlike power forward that was at his best coming off the bench and bringing the muscle to the court.  A great rebounder and defender, Silas was an integral part of three championship teams, two in Boston and one in Seattle.  A long career highlighted by being on winners and collecting over 12,000 rebounds (currently 20th on the all time list) have overshadowed a great college career. 
]]>
[email protected] (Site Admin)BasketballFri, 09 Jan 2015 12:19:00 +0000
34. Byron Scotthttp://www.notinhalloffame.com/basketball/1722-36-byron-scott http://www.notinhalloffame.com/basketball/1722-36-byron-scott34. Byron Scott
Byron Scott is one of the most heralded shooters and finishers in league history. His run with the great Laker teams of the 80s proved he was a winner. Scott came from Arizona State as he 4th pick overall in the draft and was the perfect piece missing for Showtime. So the Lakers went out and got him. Trading Norm Nixon to the Clippers for Scott before he played a minute Scott was the perfect complement to Magic in the backcourt.
]]>
[email protected] (Site Admin)BasketballFri, 09 Jan 2015 17:19:00 +0000
35. Rolando Blackmanhttp://www.notinhalloffame.com/basketball/1720-34-rolando-blackman http://www.notinhalloffame.com/basketball/1720-34-rolando-blackman35. Rolando Blackman
Rolando Blackman is one of the great outside shooters in the history of the league.  A great career at Kansas State led to him being taken 9th overall by the Mavericks in 1981 and his 17,000 career points and an 18 point per game average showed that same ability in the pro ranks.  What is lost is how much of a great team player Rolando was.  He teamed with Mark Aguirre and Derek Harper to turn Dallas into a basketball contender in the 80s.  His two free throws after the buzzer in the 1986 All-Star game while all of the players from both teams watched and laughed was a signature moment for one of the most underrated players of the 80s. 
]]>
[email protected] (Site Admin)BasketballFri, 09 Jan 2015 22:19:00 +0000
36. Gilbert Arenashttp://www.notinhalloffame.com/basketball/3785-gilbert-arenas http://www.notinhalloffame.com/basketball/3785-gilbert-arenas36. Gilbert Arenas
Possibly the most intriguing possibility for the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2018 is “Agent Zero”, Gilbert Arenas. For a three year stretch, Arenas was an All Star and averaged over 25 Points per Game with a PER over 20 in those three seasons. He was lights out behind the arc and earned three post season All NBA births (one Second Team and two Third Teams) and was the man in Washington. Sadly after a few controversial moments and a torn MCL, Arenas may have performed his way out of a Hall of Fame spot. We are very curious to see what support he receives for Springfield.
]]>
[email protected] (Site Admin)BasketballThu, 23 Oct 2014 21:56:34 +0000
37. Robert Horryhttp://www.notinhalloffame.com/basketball/2709-robert-horry http://www.notinhalloffame.com/basketball/2709-robert-horry37.  Robert Horry
If you look at the career statistics or even the season stats of Robert Horry, you would not think that he belongs on this list at all. However, the man known as “Big Shot Rob” won seven NBA Championships with three different teams, and was known for always performing in the clutch. It was not a misnomer, as constantly when the need was at its greatest, Horry was at his best.  Those seven championships were no accident and though his stats do not reflect it, this was a player, everybody wanted to have on their team.
]]>
[email protected] (Site Admin)BasketballSat, 03 Aug 2013 14:50:52 +0000
38. Michael Cooperhttp://www.notinhalloffame.com/basketball/1736-50-michael-cooper http://www.notinhalloffame.com/basketball/1736-50-michael-cooper38. Michael Cooper
Michael Cooper is one of the most popular players in Laker history.  Why?  He wasn’t that great of a scorer though he did develop a very solid three point shot as his career progressed and he could always finish a break.  His popularity was stemmed from doing whatever the team needed him to do to win.  This mainly meant playing shutdown defense on perimeter players.  Cooper may be the best defender ever to wear a Laker uniform.  A five time champion and five time All First Team Defensive NBA Selection, Cooper is one of the best sixth men ever; and man did he look good in yellow and purple!
]]>
[email protected] (Site Admin)BasketballSat, 10 Jan 2015 03:19:00 +0000
39. Rasheed Wallacehttp://www.notinhalloffame.com/basketball/6066-rasheed-wallace http://www.notinhalloffame.com/basketball/6066-rasheed-wallace39. Rasheed Wallace
While Rasheed Wallace was known mostly for getting technical fouls, he was so much more than just that. Rasheed cut his teeth with the North Carolina Tar Heels and the former first rounder would make waves with the Portland Trail Blazers, emerging as the team’s leader and whether you liked him or hated him, his passion for the sport of basketball was undeniable. The four time All Star may not have been considered the best at his position at any point of his career but he was a vital member of the shocking Detroit Pistons team that won the title in 2004. That is something that men with better regular seasons cannot boast.
]]>
[email protected] (Site Admin)BasketballThu, 30 Jul 2015 13:17:02 +0000
40. Sam Cassellhttp://www.notinhalloffame.com/basketball/2404-sam-cassell http://www.notinhalloffame.com/basketball/2404-sam-cassell40.  Sam Cassell
Sam Cassell may never have been the best player on any team he was on, but didn’t it always seem that as soon as he got to a team, they got better? Cassell was a great locker room guy, a good leader, an efficient passer and a feisty defender. He is the only player in NBA history to play over ten years and win a championship in his first and last campaign. Yet, when you play for eight different squads and only appear on one All Star Team (and again was never the go to player), is he really a Hall of Famer? Probably not, but didn’t you want him on your team?
]]>
[email protected] (Site Admin)BasketballTue, 20 Nov 2012 03:31:37 +0000
41. Charlie Scotthttp://www.notinhalloffame.com/basketball/1721-42-charlie-scott http://www.notinhalloffame.com/basketball/1721-42-charlie-scott41. Charlie Scott
Charlie Scott was one of those players that nobody seems to remember how good he really was.  A great scorer in both the ABA and NBA, Scott was also a key member of the 1976 Celtics who won the championship.  Scott could do it all; a great ball handler (4.9 assists per game for his career) and solid defender, Scott is best remembered as one of the first big guards in league history.  At 6 feet 5, Scott used his size to his advantage and became a matchup that opposing teams found impossible to defend especially in the ABA where one year he averaged 34.6 points per game.  Scott is a member of the all-time ABA team even though he only played two seasons there.  A 20.7 career scoring average in both leagues, Scott’s chances of getting in really depend on if the committee does start to recognize some of the contributions of the ABA players.  Though he wasn't there long, Scott was one of the stars of that league.  Larry Scott is also the first African-American scholarship athlete at the University of North Carolina where he starred for three years and was a member of the 1968 Olympic Gold Medal Team.
]]>
[email protected] (Site Admin)BasketballFri, 09 Jan 2015 07:19:00 +0000
42. Larry Nancehttp://www.notinhalloffame.com/basketball/1730-44-larry-nance http://www.notinhalloffame.com/basketball/1730-44-larry-nanceLarry Nance
Larry Nance was a very solid forward in the NBA who is most known for winning the first All-Star game slam dunk competition in a huge upset.  At 6 foot 11, Nance was a player that could flat get up in the air, but he was much more than just a dunker. 
]]>
[email protected] (Site Admin)BasketballFri, 09 Jan 2015 17:19:00 +0000
43. Larry Johnsonhttp://www.notinhalloffame.com/basketball/1741-55-larry-johnson http://www.notinhalloffame.com/basketball/1741-55-larry-johnson43. Larry Johnson
Here is another player more known for his college accomplishments than his pro years. Larry Johnson was the leader of the Runnin Rebels that dominated the first few years of the 90’s. An NCAA title in 1990 was followed by an undefeated year that was trumped by a huge upset by Duke in the Final Four.  Johnson was arguably the greatest junior college player ever and when Jerry Tarkanian recruited him to UNLV he became the centerpiece of the great Rebel teams.  With his ability to post up and rebound down low combined with the ability to get up the court and finish and a good mid range game, Johnson was a man amongst boys. His pro career was very solid mainly with the Hornets and Knicks but not spectacular except for one fall away miracle that will be on highlight films forever.  His career stats in the NBA do not match up favorably but his college career should give him a chance.
]]>
[email protected] (Site Admin)BasketballSat, 10 Jan 2015 03:19:00 +0000
44. Otis Thorpehttp://www.notinhalloffame.com/basketball/1710-24-otis-thorpe http://www.notinhalloffame.com/basketball/1710-24-otis-thorpe44. Otis Thorpe
One of the longest lasting and most consistent power forwards of the 80's and 90's, Thorpe was a power player all the way.  He ran the court well and finished with emphasis with huge left handed monster jams, but he made his living banging in the paint.  A solid scorer, a terrific rebounder and one of the best low post defenders in the game, Thorpe almost defined the power forward position in his day.  More importantly, he also won.  Teaming with Hakeem Olajuwon in Houston, Thorpe would go on to win an NBA title.  Traded for Clyde Drexler after the season he wasn't there for the repeat but he did finish off a very solid and productive NBA career finishing with over 17,000 points and 10,000 rebounds.
]]>
[email protected] (Site Admin)BasketballFri, 09 Jan 2015 07:19:00 +0000
45. Peja Stojakovichttp://www.notinhalloffame.com/basketball/2412-peja-stojakovic http://www.notinhalloffame.com/basketball/2412-peja-stojakovic45. Peja Stojakovic
The winner of the NBA Three Point Shootout, a three time European Player of the Year and a three time All Star, Peja Stojakovic was part of a talented Sacramento Kings roster that was a badly officiated game from the NBA Finals. The Serbian star was an amazing shooter and was deadly from behind the arc or at the charity stripe. He was also a major force in International play and anchored the Yugoslavs to the World Championship in 2002. That fact could help Stojakovic receive some additional consideration as the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame recognizes International play.
]]>
[email protected] (Site Admin)BasketballFri, 30 Nov 2012 21:58:25 +0000
46. Eddie Joneshttp://www.notinhalloffame.com/basketball/2403-eddie-jones http://www.notinhalloffame.com/basketball/2403-eddie-jones46.  Eddie Jones
A popular player and a stealing machine, Eddie Jones was a very good Shooting Guard who strung together solid seasons in the late 90’s for the Los Angeles Lakers and Charlotte Hornets. Jones was just adept at steals, but was also a dangerous threat from behind the arc. He would three times be named to the Second Team Defensive squad along with three All Star Games. We are sure many who were fans of Eddie Jones are chanting “Eddie” in their mind right now.
]]>
[email protected] (Site Admin)BasketballTue, 20 Nov 2012 03:27:46 +0000
47. Alvin Robertsonhttp://www.notinhalloffame.com/basketball/1747-61-alvin-robertson http://www.notinhalloffame.com/basketball/1747-61-alvin-robertsonAlvin Robertson may be the best perimeter defender to ever play the game of basketball.  Michael Jordan certainly thought so.  Robertson still leads the league in most steals per game, and is one of a handful of backcourt players to win Defensive Player of the Year.  A four time All-Star, Robertson wasn’t only about defense as almost 11,000 points can attest.  He was a complete player who averaged 14 points and both 5 assists and boards a game.  However it is the legacy of Alvin Robertson to be known as that of a big guard who could shut down anyone in the league.]]>[email protected] (Site Admin)BasketballFri, 09 Jan 2015 22:19:00 +000048. Elton Brandhttp://www.notinhalloffame.com/basketball/7885-elton-brand http://www.notinhalloffame.com/basketball/7885-elton-brand48. Elton Brand
A former number one overall draft pick after being the NCAA player of the year, Elton Brand would go to two All Star Games and enjoy a long career in the National Basketball Association.  Brand would share Rookie of the Year honors with Steve Francis and would be known for his attention to the glass by leading the NBA in offensive rebounds twice.  Brand was also a good scorer, as he would six times exceed twenty Points per Game.   He would also average more than two Blocks per Game six times, showcasing his overall basketball skill.
]]>
[email protected] (Site Admin)BasketballThu, 10 Nov 2016 20:58:33 +0000
49. Bill Bridgeshttp://www.notinhalloffame.com/basketball/1725-39-bill-bridges http://www.notinhalloffame.com/basketball/1725-39-bill-bridges49. Bill Bridges
Bridges was an undersized power forward who had a long lasting career in the NBA due to his abilities to play defense and especially to rebound. Currently in the top 30 in all time rebounds in league history, Bridges made 3 all-star teams and averaged 11.9 points and rebounds throughout a very consistent career. He won his only title in 1975 with the Warriors and then did something that not many have had a chance to do. He retired as a champion.
]]>
[email protected] (Site Admin)BasketballFri, 09 Jan 2015 12:19:00 +0000
50. Brad Daughertyhttp://www.notinhalloffame.com/basketball/1729-43-brad-daugherty http://www.notinhalloffame.com/basketball/1729-43-brad-daugherty50. Brad Daugherty
Brad Daugherty was an All-American at North Carolina and the number one overall pick of the 1986 draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers just ahead of Len Bias.  Along with fellow rookies John Hot Rod Williams, Mark Price and Ron Harper, Daugherty ushered in the highest competitive run in Cavalier history.  The Cavs were title contenders in the Eastern Conference for the next decade and if it wasn’t for the great Bulls teams, they may have won a few titles.  Daugherty averaged 19 points and 10 boards over those ten years and was a five time All-Star. Daugherty had the size (seven feet and 245 pounds) to dominate the middle and as you can see by his stats he was very productive. 
]]>
[email protected] (Site Admin)BasketballSat, 10 Jan 2015 08:19:00 +0000