As always, we here at Notinhalloffame.com have been diligently working on expanding our website, and we have a small addition to our Basketball section, the 2021 Basketball Futures.
As many of you know, the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame has reduced the eligibility wait by one year, thus making everyone eligible five years after their career ends in the National Basketball Association.
We know this much. Once you take a look at the group that is eligible and see the three certain first ballot Hall of Famers, perhaps you will wish to join us on our pilgrimage to Springfield, Massachusetts in 2021!
The 2021 Future Eligible Basketball Players are:
Tim Duncan, a Center from St. Croix who would play his entire career with the San Antonio Spurs. Duncan was a ten time First Team All NBA Selection, a five time NBA Champion and a two time MVP.
Mo Williams, a one time All Star with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Kobe Bryant, a ferocious scorer who took the Los Angeles Lakers to five NBA Championships. He is also a one time NBA MVP and eleven time First Team All Pro Selection.
Kevin Garnett, a prep to star player who helped the Boston Celtics win the NBA Championship and WAS the Minnesota Timberwolves. Garnett is a former NBA MVP and four time First Team All NBA Selection.
Elton Brand, a two time All Star.
Amar’e Stoudemire, a six time All Star who would be named to an All-NBA team five times.
Duncan, Bryant and Garnett? All three of them will (and better) enter the Basketball Hall of Fame on their first go and if they don’t the entire institution should be blown up.
Realistically, we are not worried about that not happening and are assuming that this will be one of the greatest trios to enter the Hall of Fame together.