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4. Bob Cousy

There aren’t too many times where a player becomes a Hall of Famer in a career with a team who never wanted him in the first place.

Serious.  The Celtics had the number 1 pick in the 1950 Draft, and they passed on Cousy, who was a local kid and a star at Holy Cross.  The Tri-Cities Blackhawks chose the Point Guard at number 3, but Cousy refused to report, and the NBA brokered him to the Chicago Stags, who subsequently folded.  Three Stags were made available for dispersal, Max Zaslofsky, Andy Phillip and Cousy, and the Celtics landed Cousy…who again they didn’t want.

Awards = HOF? Part Thirteen: The NBA All Star Game MVP

We here at thought it would be fun to take a look at the major awards in North American team sports and see how it translates into Hall of Fame potential.

Needless to say, different awards in different sports yield hall of fame potential.  In basketball, the team sport with the least amount of players on a roster, the dividend for greatness much higher.  In baseball, it is not as much as a great individual season does not have the same impact.
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