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4. 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!

Should Ben Wallace be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 80.6%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 13.4%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 3.3%
No opinion. - 0.3%
No way! - 2.4%

89. Charles Oakley

Charles Oakley was a key member of both the Bulls and Knicks in the 80’s and 90’s and built a solid reputation as a bruiser underneath.  He seemingly played forever and is high on some career accumulative stats such as games played and total rebounds but did not average double digits in either points or rebounds.  Sadly his legacy will be that of the guy who was traded right before the Bulls made their run and that fact alone should keep him out of the Hall.
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