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8. Alonzo Mourning

The second overall pick in the 1992 Draft (behind Shaquille O’Neal), Alonzo Mourning made an immediate impact in the NBA for the Charlotte Hornets. Playing his first three seasons with Charlotte, Mourning would be an All Star twice and would average a spectacular 21.3 Points, 10.1 Rebounds and 3.1 Blocks per game as a Hornet.

Awards = HOF? Part Twenty: The NBA Defensive Player of the Year

We here at thought it would be fun to take a look at the major awards in North American team sports and see how it translates into Hall of Fame potential.

Needless to say, different awards in different sports yield hall of fame potential.  In basketball, the team sport with the least amount of players on a roster, the dividend for greatness much higher.  In baseball, it is not as much as a great individual season does not have the same impact.
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