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Lou Williams believes he is a Hall of Famer

In a recent interview with TMZ, Lou Williams was asked if he was a Hall of Famer.  He had this to say:

"Yeah, I've seen guys in the Hall of Fame with less. I've put the work in," 

Is Williams a Hall of Famer?  At this stage he isn’t.  He is a two-time Sixth Man of the Year and has averaged over 20 Points per Game the last two seasons and has advanced numbers that are decent with a career PER of 18.5, with him exceeding the 20 mark the last three years.  At age 32, Williams is playing the best basketball of his career but without an All-Star appearance, an All-NBA selection or a championship he has a long road ahead of him.  College and International accomplishments count for the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame but Williams does not have any of those to help.

According to Basketball Reference and their Hall of Fame meter, he has only a 0.0004 percent chance (which we find low) to gain induction but he has a lot of career left and we love to watch him play.  We will be watching!

The University of Kentucky announces their HOF Class of 2019

The University of Kentucky has announced their Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2019.

The UK Hall of Fame was instituted in 2005.  The Class will be officially inducted on September 13 and 14 in conjunction with Kentucky’s football home game against Florida.

The new class is:

DeMarcus CousinsMen’s Basketball:  Cousins played one season with the Wildcats Basketball team where he was named the SEC Freshman of the Year and took Kentucky a number 1 ranking and the SEC Championship.  “Boogie” would average 15.1 Points and 9.9 Rebounds per Game. He would be drafted fifth overall in the NBA Draft and has been a four time All Star.

Henri Junghanel, Rifle:  From Germany, Henri Junghanel would be a four-time All-American would lead Kentucky to the 2011 National Championship.  He would be named the World Shooter of the Year in 2013 and would later win the Olympic Gold Medal in the 50 meter rifle prone event.

A'dia Mathies, Women’s Basketball:  Mathies was the SEC Player of the Year twice (2012 & 2013) and was a finalist both years for the John R. Wooden and the Naismith Trophy.  She is the all-time university leader in Steals (320) and Games Played (140) and she is second in scoring with 2,014 Points.

Vic Nelson, Cross Country:  Nelson won seven SEC individual championships and he would win the SEC cross country championship in 1969.

Don Weber, Track and Field & Coach:  Weber was a coach on the University of Kentucky for 34 Years.  He was a three-time SEC Women’s Coach of the Year and two-time SEC Women’s Coach of the Year.

Andre Woodson, Football:  Woodson was the UK MVP in both 2006 and 2007 where he took the Wildcats to the Music City Bowl twice where he would lead them to victory on both occasions.  He threw for 9,360 Yards and 79 Touchdowns as a Wildcat.

We here at would like to congratulate the soon to be UK Class of 2019.

The New England Patriots HOF announces their three Finalists

The New England Patriots Hall of Fame has announced their three Finalists for their institution.

Richard Seymour:  Seymour played with the Patriots from 2001 to 2008 and he helped New England reach five Super Bowls and win three of them.  From 2002 to 2006 he was chosen for the Pro Bowl and he was a First Team All-Pro three times (2003, 2004 & 2005) and he would record 39.0 Sacks for the Pats.  

Mike Vrabel:  Like Seymour, Vrabel would help New England win three Super Bowls but he arrived via free agency after four seasons where he was mostly used on Special Teams as a Pittsburgh Steeler.  With the Patriots he primarily played Linebacker where he was a Pro Bowl and First Team All-Pro in 2007.  He would have 48.0 Quarterback Sacks for New England.

Rodney Harrison:  Harrison arrived to New England from the San Diego Chargers and the Defensive Back would help the Patriots win the Super Bowl in back-to-back years in the 2003 and 2004 seasons.  Harrison was a First Team All-Pro in 2003 and he had eight Interceptions and nine Sacks as a Patriot.

This looks like it will be a tough choice, doesn’t it?

Fans can vote online through May 3 here.

Leon Gray has already been chosen by the Senior Committee of the New England Patriots Hall of Fame.

Rich Franklin named to the UFC Hall of Fame

The UFC Hall of Fame has announced their latest inductee during UFC 236, which will be Rich Franklin who will go in under the Pioneer Wing.

Franklin would make his UFC debut at UFC 42 where he brought an undefeated record of 11-0, which went to 12-0 after defeating Evan Tanner by KO.  He continue to rise up the ranks and in a Light Heavyweight bout would beat Ken Shamrock by TKO in the main event of the first Ultimate Fighter Finale. He would go up against Turner again in his next contest but this time it would be for the UFC Middleweight Championship where he would win the strap at UFC 53.  He made two successful title defenses (Nate Quarry and David Loiseau) but would lose the belt to Anderson Silva at UFC 64 and was unsuccessful in trying to take the title in a rematch at UFC 77.  

While Rich Franklin would never win another title in the UFC he was still a top of the car performer where he scored wins against Wanderlei Silva and Chuck Liddell against losses to Dan Henderson, Vitor Belfort and Forrest Griffin.  He retired in 2012 with a record of 29-7 with one no contest.

Franklin is currently a Vice President with ONE Championship in Asia.  

He joins Michael Bisping as the other announced inductee for the Class of 2019.  The ceremony will take place on June 5.

We here at would like to congratulate Rich Franklin for earning this honor.