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70. Reggie Theus
How many other players can say they are one of the top 50 all time scorers as well as top 25 all time in assists. And how many of these are shooting guards?  Well the answer would be two.  Jerry West is one of them.  Yes, that Jerry West, the image behind the NBA emblem for the last 30 years. And the other guy?  Well that would be none other than one Reggie Theus.  I am pretty sure Mr. West got into the hall in his first year of eligibility.  As for Mr. Theus?  Well he’s still waiting.  Why you may ask? 
Well let’s see; even though West only won one title in all of those years with the Lakers he was on the LAKERS.  Where did Theus play?  Primarily he was on some very mediocre teams for the pre Jordan Bulls and the Kings; the Kansas City Kings for a couple of years before they moved to the Metropolis of Sacramento.  Yeah, quite a bit of difference in exposure.  His stats say he should be a first ballot hall of famer.  His reputation says he was a selfish stat accumulator.  Which is the truth?


Should Reggie Theus be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 53.3%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 21.3%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 13.3%
No opinion. - 2.7%
No way! - 9.3%

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Inglewood, California, U.S.A.
  • Eligible Since: Wednesday, 01 January 1997
  • Position: Shooting Guard
  • Played For: Atlanta Hawks, Chicago Bulls, New Jersey Nets, Orlando Magic, Sacramento Kings
  • College: UNLV
  • Drafted: 1st Round, 9th Overall in 1978
  • Major Accolades and Awards: NBA All-Star (2) (1981 & 1983)
    NBA All-Rookie First Team (1978-79)
    Most Minutes Played (1) (1984-85)
    Highest Field Goal Percentage (2) (1990-91 & 1991-92)
    Most Offensive Rebounds (1) (1983-84)
    NBA Championships (None)
  • Other Points of Note: Top Ten Finishes: Points (1) (1982-83)
    Top Ten Finishes: Points per Game (1) (1982-83)
    Top Ten Finishes: Assists (4) (1979-80, 1984-85, 1985-86 & 1986-87)
    Top Ten Finishes: Assists per Game (3) (1984-85, 1985-86 & 1986-87)
    Top Ten Finishes: Field Goals (1) (1982-83)
    Top Ten Finishes: Field Goal Attempts (1) (1982-83)
    Top Ten Finishes: 2-Point Field Goals (1) (1982-83)
    Top Ten Finishes: 2-Point Field Goal Attempts (1) (1982-83)
    Top Ten Finishes: 3-Point Field Goals (2) (1981-82 & 1982-83)
    Top Ten Finishes: 3-Point Field Goal Attempts (4) (1979-80, 1981-82, 1982-83 & 1982-83)
    Top Ten Finishes: Free Throws (4) (1979-80, 1980-81, 1982-83 & 1985-86)
    Top Ten Finishes: Free Throw Attempts (3) (1979-80, 1980-81 & 1982-83)
    Top Ten Finishes: Minutes Played (2) (1979-80 & 1985-86)
    Top Ten Finishes: Usage Percentage (1) (1982-83)
    Top Ten Finishes: Assist Percentage (3) (1984-85, 1985-86 & 1986-87)
  • Notable All-time Rankings: 30. Assists: 6,453
    49. Assists per Game: 6.6
    53. Free Throws: 4,663
    63. Free Throw Attempts: 5,644
    64. 2-Point Field Goals: 6,819
    67. 2-Point Field Goal Attempts: 14,028
    73. Field Goals: 7,057
    77. Field Goal Attempts: 14,973
    66. Points: 19,015
    87. Minutes Played: 34,603
    98. Steals: 1,206

Should Reggie Theus be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 53.3%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 21.3%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 13.3%
No opinion. - 2.7%
No way! - 9.3%

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