Not in Hall of Fame News

It did not get a lot of attention but Kevin Martin quietly retired from playing professional basketball this week.  He made the announcement in a paid advertisement in his local newspaper, the Zanesville Times Recorder. Out of Western Carolina, Martin was chosen 26th overall by the Sacramento Kings in the 2004 Draft.  In his third season, Martin was the full time Shooting Guard for Sacramento and had a very healthy 20.2 Points Per Game Average.  The year following, Martin would increase his average to 23.7 PPG, and finished 6th Overall, the highest he would ever finish and he was considered…
We generally don’t pay that much attention to the Grammy Hall of Fame, but we have always found it fascinating which songs they feel worthy to enter their Hall. This year, the 2017 class will include 25 recordings that they feel are historically and culturally significant enough to merit induction. They are: Arlo Guthrie - "The City of New Orleans" The Beach Boys - "I Get Around" Billie Holiday - Lady Sings the Blues Blind Willie McTell - "Statesboro Blues" Bonnie Raitt - "I Can't Make Your Love Me" Cab Calloway And His Orchestra - "(Hep-Hep!) The Jumpin' Jive" David…
As you all know we are working on our Top 50 Players from each major North American Team.  This will eventually bleed into a look at how each one of them honors their respective former players/executives with retired numbers, rings of honor, franchise halls of fame etc.  This brings us to a huge announcement from the San Antonio Spurs, who have decreed that they will be retiring the number #21 of Tim Duncan on December 18. With all due respect to the “The Admiral”, David Robinson, Tim Duncan is the best player that the Spurs have ever had.  A nineteen…
As you all know we are working on our Top 50 Players from each major North American Team.  This will eventually bleed into a look at how each one of them honors their respective former players/executives with retired numbers, rings of honor, franchise halls of fame etc.  As such, it is news to us that the Green Bay Packers have announced that they will be inducting Donald Driver and Mark Lee to their organization’s Hall of Fame on July 27th, 2017. Drafted seventh overall in 1999, Wide Receiver Donald Driver would play 205 Games over his fourteen year tenure at…
On his official Facebook page, Mick Foley campaigned for Vader to get into the WWE Hall of Fame.  Our apologies, as generally we do not include an entire quote form a Facebook page, but we thought it would be relevant in this case. From Mick Foley: “IT'S TIME...TO PUT VADER IN THE HALL OF FAME I have been talking with Leon White the past few weeks, so I knew the news might be coming. But seeing it in print this morning was a shock nonetheless. Leon is dying. He has been told by doctors that he may have less than…
Today is one of our favorite days here at Notinhalloffame.com as tonight is when the Hockey Hall of Fame officially inducts their latest class. We thought it would be fun to take another look at the achievements of this year’s class. The undisputed headliner this year is Eric Lindros who made it in to Hall in his seventh year of eligibility.  This felt like it would it be his year, as in previous years, there had always been elite players with longer careers than Lindros, as shown by the fact last year was the first time he was ranked #1…

RIP: Leon Russell

In the span of a week, we have lost two Rock and Roll Hall of Famers. It was announced today that Leon Russell, 74, died in his sleep in his home in Nashville, Tennessee. From Tulsa, Oklahoma, it is difficult to state just what the man with the signature long white hair and beard is known best for.  Russell’s origins in Tulsa took him to become one of the most requested session musicians in the 1960’s, becoming part of the famed “Wrecking Crew” in Los Angeles.  The multi-talented Russell played on “This Diamond Ring” by Gary Lewis and the Playboys…
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…