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Shawn Marion Retires

As he announced earlier in the year, Shawn Marion followed through on his retirement plans following the Cleveland Cavaliers loss in the NBA Finals to the Golden State Warriors.  Marion, who is 37, is coming off career lows in the NBA, but did have a productive sixteen year career in the Association. 

Marion was drafted ninth overall by the Phoenix Suns in 1999 out of UNLV and was instantly dubbed the “Matrix”.  The versatile forward would have his best seasons with Phoenix, going to four All Star Games and being named to the All NBA Third Team twice.  Following a very productive nine year run with the Suns, he would be traded to the Miami Heat, and later go the Raptors, but his crowning accomplishment would come with his fourth team, the Dallas Mavericks.

While Marion was in Dallas, he was a member of the surprising championship team of 2011 that defeated the first attempt of Miami’s “Big Three” of LeBron James, Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh.  Marion was no longer an All Star, but still a productive member of the team and he joined Cleveland last season with the hope of chasing another.

Marion is an interesting candidate for the Basketball Hall of Fame as is one of the few players who has 17,000 career Points, 10,000 career Rebounds, 1,500 Steals and 1,000 career Blocks.  He retires with a PER of 18.8 and 15.2 Points per Game, very good numbers, but this is a player that was never considered the best at his position or even on his own team. 

Saying all of that, we here at will slot Marion at a high number once he is on the list in five years.

Basketball List Updated! Allen Iverson now ranked #1

While we know that the Basketball Hall of Fame is the most convoluted of the big four of North American sports, we have noticed that based on our Analytics and feedback, more of you seem to be interested in the sport’s hall.

Saying that, we here at are very excited to unveil the next ranking for the Basketball list culminating in the 100 who we feel should be considered for the 2016 Basketball Hall of Fame induction ceremony.  This was created based on your votes, new eligible players and the removal of those who got in.

The 2021 Basketball Futures are up!

As always, it is onward and upward for us at

It was not that long ago that we revamped our Basketball section and named Allen Iverson as our new number one player who should be considered for the Basketball Hall of Fame.  Following this, we endeavored to work on our futures section and update them accordingly.

As such, we are pleased to present to you the men who are now part of our updated Basketball Futures Section who will be eligible in 2021

Andrei Kirilenko, a Russian who once led the NBA in Blocks. 

Kenyon Martin, an All Star in 2004 and versatile player with many NBA teams.

Shawn Marion, a four time All Star and champion with the Dallas Mavericks in 2011.

We think you know what we want you to do!

Take a look at this group of basketball players who will be eligible for the Hall of Fame in 2020 and let us know if any of them Hall of Famers.

2015 Basketball HOF Weekend!

While there can be a lot of valid criticism for the Basketball Hall of Fame and the way in which they induct candidates, there is still something special about having your name enshrined with the rest of the legends in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Yesterday, the class of 2015 took their place in a red carpet ceremony at the Hall, and let’s takes a final look at this group of inductees. 

The headliner (in our eyes) is Dikembe Mutombo, one of the greatest defensive players in NBA history.  The Congo born Mutombo won the NBA Defensive Player of the Year four times and was named to a post season All-Defensive team seven times.  The Center was also named a Second Team All-NBA Selection once and made the Third Team twice.  He would also lead the NBA in Rebounds four times and Blocks five times.  Mutombo was ranked first on our Notinhalloffame countdown last year, his first and only time on the list.

A special induction in our eyes is that of Spencer Haywood, who not along ago was told he was inducted only to find that he wasn’t.  Heywood, who was ranked as high as #2 on our list at one point notably challenged the reserve clause to enter the NBA after spending one year dominating the ABA and winning their MVP Award.  As an NBA player, Haywood would make two First Team and two Second Team All NBA rosters and late in his career would win the title with the Los Angeles Lakers. 

The actual headliner is John Calipari, the current coach of the University of Kentucky.  Calipari has a .773 Winning Percentage in the NCAA and won the title with the Wildcats in 2012.  He would take his teams to six Final Fours (though two have been vacated) and has been named the Naismith Coach of the Year three times.

Jojo White, a seven time NBA All Star and two-time NBA Champion with the Boston Celtics, one of which earned him a Finals MVP.  White was named to two Second Team All NBA squads.

Lisa Leslie, one of the best woman’s players ever and three time WNBA MVP.  Leslie would also win two WNBA Titles with the Los Angeles Sparks and four Olympic Gold Medals with the United States.  Leslie was named to eight First Team All-WNBA teams. 

Dick Bavetta, who holds the record for the most games officiated in the NBA and never missed an assignment over his 39 year career.

Louie Dampier, who was with the ABA’s Kentucky Colonels during that league’s entire existence.  Dampier was a seven time ABA All Star, helped the Colonels win the ABA Title in the league’s last year of existence and was a Second Team All-ABA member four times.

Tom Heinsohn, an eight time NBA Champion with the Boston Celtics and two time NBA Champion as the Head Coach of the same team.  As a player, Heinsohn was the Rookie of the Year in 1957 and was the NBA Coach of the Year in 1973.

George Raveling, a former college coach who is Nike’s Global Basketball Marketing Director.

Lindsay Gaze, a former three time player for the Australian Olympic Team and a four time coach of the Australian Olympic Team at the Olympics.

John Issacs, an early African American Player who played for many African-American teams in the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s.

The Basketball list has been updated since with Allen Iverson now as the top candidate for Springfield.

We here at would like to congratulate this year’s class and encourage all of you to vote on who you think should be in the Basketball Hall of Fame.

RIP: Moses Malone

On the heels of the Basketball Hall of Fame induction, one of the standouts of the Springfield based institution has been taken as Moses Malone was found dead in his hotel room in Norfolk, VA.  He was 60 years old.

Malone began his pro career right out of high school with the ABA’s Utah Stars and was immediately an All Star.  He would join the Buffalo Braves following the ABA/NBA merger and would become a perennial All Star, namely with the Houston Rockets and Philadelphia 76ers, the latter he took to a Championship in 1983.

The well decorated Center would earn the MVP Award three times, was a four time First Team All NBA Selection and won the rebounding title six times.  Malone retired with a double-double average of 20.3 Points and 12.3 Rebounds.  He was also named one of the NBA’s 50 Greatest Players.

We here at offer our condolences to the friends and family of Moses Malone.

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