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54. Ron Boone
One of the true gentlemen of the sport, Ron Boone was one of the few players who when the leagues merged who still had a productive career in the NBA.  A star in the ABA, Boone finished third all time in career points for that classic league.  He also made four All-Star games, had one First Team selection and was also an integral part of the Utah Stars championship in 1971. He finished with over 17,000 career points. 
Boone was nicknamed the “Legend” in the ABA because Boone was the quintessential professional.  He held the streak for most consecutive games played at 1,041 games which was since broken by A.C. Green.  The difference though is that Boone played at least twenty minutes in all of his games where Green made many token appearances to keep his streak alive.


Should Ron Boone be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 86.7%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 7.1%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 5.1%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 1%

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, U.S.A.
  • Eligible Since: Thursday, 01 January 1987
  • Position: Small Forward
  • Played For: Dallas/Texas Chaparrals (ABA), Kansas City Kings, Los Angeles Lakers, Spirits of St. Louis (ABA), Utah Jazz, Utah Stars (ABA)
  • College: Idaho State
  • Drafted: 11th Round, 147th Overall in 1968
  • Major Accolades and Awards: All-ABA First Team (1) (1974-75)
    All-ABA Second Team (1) (1973-74)
    ABA All-Star (4) (1971, 1974, 1975 & 1976)
    All-Rookie First Team (1969)
    Championship Rings: (1) (ABA) (Utah Stars, 1970-71)
    All-Time ABA Team
    All-Big Sky First Team (2) (1967 & 1968)
  • Other Points of Note: Top Ten Finishes: Points (3) (ABA) (1974-75 & 1975-76) (NBA) (1976-77)
    Top Ten Finishes: Points Per Game (2) (ABA) (1974-75 & 1975-76)
    Top Ten Finishes: Assists (3) (ABA) (1968-69, 1973-74 & 1975-76)
    Top Ten Finishes: Assists per Game (3) (ABA) (1968-69, 1973-74 & 1975-76)
    Top Ten Finishes: Steals (1) (ABA) 1975-76)
    Top Ten Finishes: Field Goal Percentage (1) (ABA) (1972-73)
    Top Ten Finishes: Free Throw Percentage: (6) (ABA) (1972-73, 1973-74, 1974-75 & 1975-76) (NBA) (1977-78 & 1979-80)
    Top Ten Finishes: 3-Point Field Goal Percentage (1) (ABA) (1970-71)
    Top Ten Finishes: 2-Point Field Goal Percentage (1) (ABA) (1972-73)
    Top Ten Finishes: Effective Field Goal Percentage (1) (ABA) (1972-73)
    Top Ten Finishes: True Shooting Percentage (2) (ABA) (1972-73 & 1973-74)
    Top Ten Finishes: Field Goals (3) (ABA) (1974-75 & 1975-76) (NBA)
    (1976-77)
    Top Ten Finishes: Field Goal Attempts (4) (ABA) (1970-71, 1974-75 & 1975-76) (NBA)
    (1976-77)
    Top Ten Finishes: 2-Point Field Goals (3) (ABA) (1974-75 & 1975-76) (NBA)
    (1976-77)
    Top Ten Finishes: 2-Point Field Goal Attempts (3) (ABA) (1974-75 & 1975-76) (NBA)
    (1976-77)
    Top Ten Finishes: Free Throws (3) (ABA) (1968-69, 1974-75 & 1975-76)
    Top Ten Finishes: Free Throw Attempts (2) (ABA) (1968-69 & 1974-75)
    Top Ten Finishes: Minutes Played (4) (ABA) (1973-74, 1974-75 & 1975-76) (NBA) (1976-77)
    Top Ten Finishes: Minutes per Game (3) (ABA) (1973-74, 1974-75 & 1975-76) 
    Top Ten Finishes: Win Shares (1) (ABA) (1972-73) 
    Top Ten Finishes: Offensive Win Shares (1) (ABA) (1972-73) 
    Top Ten Finishes: VORP (1) (ABA) (1974-75) 
    Top Ten Finishes: Usage Percentage (5) (ABA) (1968-69, 1970-71, 1972-73, 1974-75 & 1975-76) 
    Top Ten Finishes: Assist Percentage (2) (ABA) (1972-73 & 1975-76) 
    Top Ten Finishes: Steal Percentage (1) (ABA) (1975-76)
  • Notable All-time Rankings: 62.   2-Point Field Goal Attempts 14,300
    71.   2-Point Field Goals: 6,676
    81.   Field Goal Attempts: 14,804
    86.   Field Goals: 6,829
    92.   Points: 17,437

Should Ron Boone be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 86.7%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 7.1%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 5.1%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 1%

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