It's the 3rd Annual I Love Hoops NBA Role Player Hollafame - Class of 2020 Inductees

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Role Player Hollafame Class of 2020 Inductee: Arvydas Sabonis (10 points, 3 votes, 1 1st place vote)
Roles: proto-stretch 5, crazy pass man, large boi
Notable stats: 1st Team All-Rookie, in the actual Naismith Hall of Fame bc of communism
Why they never reached stardom: came to NBA in 1995 at age 31 after playing prime years in workers’ paradise of USSR, overshadowed by the center-dominant Western Conference

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbu4aKh57yw

methinks dababy doth bop shit too much (m bison), Wednesday, 22 July 2020 18:22 (three months ago) link

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Role Player Hollafame Class of 2020 Inductee: Sam Perkins (10 points, 3 votes, 1 1st place vote)
Roles: proto-stretch 4, Windex aka glass cleaner
Notable stats: 1st Team All-Rookie, shot .362 from 3 during 17-year career, averaged double figures for first 13 years,
Why they never reached stardom: 80s and 90s coaches couldn’t see the vision of a power forward hoisting 3’s 10 times a game, overshadowed by other class of 84 HOFers like MJ, Olajuwon, Barkley, Stockton,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3ViZ7tYDII

methinks dababy doth bop shit too much (m bison), Wednesday, 22 July 2020 18:24 (three months ago) link

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Role Player Hollafame Class of 2020 Inductee: Jason Richardson (10 points, 3 votes)
Roles: bucket getter, sick dunker
Notable stats:  1st Team All-Rookie, led league in 3PM and 3PA in 07-08 with Charlotte Bobcats (shot career-best .406 from 3), 2-time dunk contest winner
Why they never reached stardom: overshadowed by Kobe and T-Mac, teams were usually pretty bad (only went to the playoffs 4 times in 14 seasons)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CzYb9bUVaMg

methinks dababy doth bop shit too much (m bison), Wednesday, 22 July 2020 18:25 (three months ago) link

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Role Player Hollafame Class of 2020 Inductee: Robert “Big Shot Bob” Horry (7 points, 2 votes, 1 1st place vote)
Roles: clutch shooter, solid defender, floor spreader
Notable stats: 2nd Team All-Rookie, 7-time NBA Champion (record for a player who’s played in 21st century), all-time leader in towels thrown at Danny Ainge
Why they never reached stardom: didn’t shoot that much, not in great shape after his career-best scoring years in Houston, majority of career off the bench

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyjNJFzhsCU

methinks dababy doth bop shit too much (m bison), Wednesday, 22 July 2020 18:25 (three months ago) link

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Role Player Hollafame Class of 2020 Inductee: Nate McMillan (6 points, 2 votes, 1 1st place vote)
Roles: defensive ace, 3-point shooter, facilitator
Notable stats: 93-94 steals champ, 2-time All-Defensive 2nd Team, led NBA in DBPM 3 years straight, averaged more assists than points per game in 5 of 11 seasons
Why they never reached stardom: never averaged more than 7.6 PPG, played behind All-Star Gary Payton

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methinks dababy doth bop shit too much (m bison), Wednesday, 22 July 2020 18:25 (three months ago) link

love this, excellent work. solid class.

Spottie, Wednesday, 22 July 2020 18:57 (three months ago) link

great graphics

Wayne Grotski (symsymsym), Wednesday, 22 July 2020 19:04 (three months ago) link

horry image is cracking me up

Spottie, Wednesday, 22 July 2020 19:05 (three months ago) link

v nice class thank u bise

Clay, Wednesday, 22 July 2020 19:08 (three months ago) link

none of my votes made it in lol, when will Kurt Thomas get his props

Wayne Grotski (symsymsym), Wednesday, 22 July 2020 19:08 (three months ago) link

good work!

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 22 July 2020 19:20 (three months ago) link

Great class! Stoked to see both Perkins and McMillan make it - mid-90s Sonics were the best. They also had Detlef Schrempf and Hersey Hawkins, who would both be prime candidates for this hollafame if they hadn't made All-Star teams. (And balloted candidates Kendall Gill and Michael Cage though both were gone by the 96 finals team.)

I voted for the top 3, with my other 2 votes going to Mike Bibby and Jalen Rose. I have never voted for Horry but he undeniably belongs in this group.

Kurt Thomas' time will come.

Lavator Shemmelpennick, Wednesday, 22 July 2020 19:26 (three months ago) link

this was a v west coast friendly class (particularly pnw)

methinks dababy doth bop shit too much (m bison), Wednesday, 22 July 2020 19:54 (three months ago) link

horry image is cracking me up

― Spottie, Wednesday, July 22, 2020 2:05 PM (forty-eight minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

it is my goal every year to find the least posed regular life picture i can find for each hooper. sometimes u get lucky.

methinks dababy doth bop shit too much (m bison), Wednesday, 22 July 2020 19:56 (three months ago) link

this was a v west coast friendly class (particularly pnw)

you're welcome!!

Clay, Wednesday, 22 July 2020 20:23 (three months ago) link

j/k the only two pnw guys i voted for were sabonis and mcmillan

Clay, Wednesday, 22 July 2020 20:25 (three months ago) link

i think j rich is probably one of the most underrated players of all time (homer bias aside, of course)

Spottie, Wednesday, 22 July 2020 20:36 (three months ago) link

I definitely did not remember that JRich played for the Bobcats:

https://www.basketball-reference.com/teams/CHA/2008.html

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Wednesday, 22 July 2020 21:47 (three months ago) link

his stint on the suns was great

Wayne Grotski (symsymsym), Wednesday, 22 July 2020 21:52 (three months ago) link

When I was researching my ballot, one guy who really surprised me was Johnny Moore. I wasn't really familiar with him but he was a very good player on those George Gervin Spurs teams.

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Wednesday, 22 July 2020 21:59 (three months ago) link

his peak was kinda short, but that man racked up assists. then he got injured and then the late 80s spurs were baddddd.

methinks dababy doth bop shit too much (m bison), Thursday, 23 July 2020 03:37 (three months ago) link

Kurt Thomas' time will come.

― Lavator Shemmelpennick, Wednesday, July 22, 2020 2:26 PM (eight hours ago) bookmarkflaglink

a lot of the guys who were on the bubble the last 2 years (horry, perkins, sabonis) finally got in, so anything can happen next year!

interesting 2021 candidates: tayshaun prince, matt bonner, kevin martin

methinks dababy doth bop shit too much (m bison), Thursday, 23 July 2020 03:40 (three months ago) link

his peak was kinda short, but that man racked up assists.

Also a great steals guy and a very solid shooter from the interior, with very good rebounding for a PG. Some really good games in the postseason too.

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Thursday, 23 July 2020 17:19 (three months ago) link

his jersey is retired in SA for a reason!

methinks dababy doth bop shit too much (m bison), Thursday, 23 July 2020 21:08 (three months ago) link


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