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44. Larry Kenon
Larry Kenon is one of the least appreciated players ever.  A great big man who led Memphis to the title game in his only year there, Kenon won an ABA title with Dr. J and the Nets in his first year in the ABA.  He was a three time All-Star in the ABA but his legacy is as one of the greatest players who made the transition to the NBA.  Kenon continued his solid play with the San Antonio Spurs where he teamed with George Gervin to form one of the best scoring duos in the NBA for years.  He made two more All-Star trips in the NBA and had four consecutive seasons of twenty points a game.  Kenon was a twenty-ten guy for most of his career but was also very versatile.  How versatile?  He holds the league record for steals in a game with eleven.  Sounds like a well rounded player to us.



Should Larry Kenon be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 76.1%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 18.3%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 1.4%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 4.2%

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.A.
  • Eligible Since: Sunday, 01 January 1989
  • Position: Power Forward
  • Played For: Chicago Bulls, Cleveland Cavaliers, Golden State Warriors, New York Nets (ABA)
  • College: Memphis
  • Drafted: 3rd Round, 50th Overall in 1973
  • Major Accolades and Awards: ABA All-Star (3) (1974, 1975 & 1976)
    NBA All-Star (2) (1978 & 1979)
    ABA All-Rookie First Team (1974)
    ABA Championships: (1) (ABA) (New York Nets, 1973-74)
  • Other Points of Note: Top Ten Finishes: Points (1) (ABA) (1975-76)
    Top Ten Finishes: Rebounds (4) (ABA) (1973-74, 1974-75 & 1975-76) (NBA) (1976-77)
    Top Ten Finishes: Rebounds per Game (4) (ABA) (1973-74, 1974-1975 & 1975-76) (NBA) (1976-77)
    Top Ten Finishes: Offensive Rebounds (4) (ABA) (1973-74 & 1975-76) (NBA) (1976-77 & 1979-80)
    Top Ten Finishes: Defensive Rebounds (4) (ABA) (1973-74, 1974-75 & 1975-76) (NBA) (1976-77)
    Top Ten Finishes: Free Throw Percentage: (1) (1977-78)
    Top Ten Finishes: Field Goals (4) (ABA) (1974-75 & 1975-76) (NBA) (1976-77 & 1978-79)
    Top Ten Finishes: Field Goal Attempts (1) (1978-79)
    Top Ten Finishes: 2-Point Field Goals (5) (ABA) (1973-74, 1974-75 & 1975-76) (NBA) (1976-77 & 1978-79)
    Top Ten Finishes: 2-Point Field Goal Attempts (4) (ABA) (1973-74, 1974-75 & 1975-76) (NBA) (1978-79)
    Top Ten Finishes: Minutes Played (2) (ABA) (1974-75 & 1975-76)
    Top Ten Finishes: Minutes per Game (2) (ABA) (1975-76 & 1976-77)
    Top Ten Finishes: Win Shares (1) (ABA) (1974-75)
    Top Ten Finishes: Defensive Win Shares (3) (ABA) (1973-74 & 1974-75) (NBA) (1978-79)
    Top Ten Finishes: Defensive Rating (1) (ABA) (1974-75) 
    Top Ten Finishes: Total Rebound Percentage (2) (ABA) (1973-74 & 1975-76) 
    Top Ten Finishes: Offensive Rebound Percentage (2) (ABA) (1973-74 & 1975-76) 
    Top Ten Finishes: Defensive Rebound Percentage (1) (ABA) (1975-76) 
  • Notable All-time Rankings: 70. Offensive Rebounds: 2,303
    91. Offensive Rebound Percentage: 10.0

Should Larry Kenon be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 76.1%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 18.3%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 1.4%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 4.2%

Comments   

+1 #1 Carl Hardy 2014-10-04 13:17
Larry Kenon is a friend of mine. i went to school with him at Amarillo College in his Junior College days. His numbers speak for themselves. He was an outstanding player and individual with two top flight teams, the New York Nets in the old ABA and the San Antonio Spurs. He deserves to be in the NBA Hall of Fame. He is already n the San Antonio Spurs Hall of Fame.
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