It's the 4th Annual I Love Hoops NBA Role Player Hollafame - Class of 2021 Inductees

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back at it again, let's get adulatory baby

class project pat (m bison), Wednesday, 28 July 2021 15:20 (one month ago) link

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Role Player Hollafame Class of 2021 Inductee: Andre Miller (16 points, 4 votes, 2 1st place votes)
Roles: quintessential point god, ironman
Notable stats: 1st Team All-Rookie, 2001-02 Assists champ, 11th all-time in career assists, 42nd all-time in career steals, played 632 straight games
Why they never reached stardom: Despite averaging double figures in scoring for each of his first 12 seasons, he was never an elite scorer (career-high 17 PPG in 2007-08) which is usually what does it. Playing for 9 different teams couldn’t have helped, either.

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

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Role Player Hollafame Class of 2021 Inductee: Mike Bibby (10 points, 3 votes)
Roles: first generation of 3-point specialist shoot-first PGs
Notable stats: 1st Team All-Rookie, 50th all-time in career assists, 38th all-time in 3-pointers made
Why they never reached stardom: Honestly, because he played in Vancouver and Sacramento during his prime years. Averaged 21/3/5 on .432/.386/.849 in 2005-06 and didn’t make the All-Star team (Nash and Parker were the West PG’s).

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Role Player Hollafame Class of 2021 Inductee: Byron Scott (6 points, 2 votes)
Roles: buckets and clamps, 3-point specialist before there was such a thing
Notable stats: 1st Team All-Rookie, 3-time NBA champ, 90th all-time career steals
Why they never reached stardom: Best years spent playing in the shadow of Kareem, Magic, and Worthy. In 1988 he led the Lakers in scoring and still didn’t make the All-Star team behind Kareem’s geriatric ass.

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Role Player Hollafame Class of 2021 Inductee: Jalen Rose (5 points, 2 votes)
Roles: buckets
Notable stats: 2nd Team All-Rookie, 1999-00 MIP
Why they never reached stardom: relatively short prime (6 seasons above 15 PPG), best seasons on bad teams (22.1 PPG on 02-03 Bulls, a 30-win team) or competing against a bunch of other wings in the east for attention (Grant Hill, Glenn Robinson, Allan Houston, Eddie Jones, etc.)

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Role Player Hollafame Class of 2021 Inductee: Tayshaun Prince (5 points, 2 votes)
Roles: at the forefront of the 3&D role player movement, winner
Notable stats: 4-time All-defense, NBA champ, 2008 Olympic gold medalist, murdered Reggie Miller on live television
Why they never reached stardom: an essential but not prolific member of the Pistons who had better scorers (B*llups, Hamilton) and better defenders (Wallace).

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class project pat (m bison), Wednesday, 28 July 2021 15:22 (one month ago) link

beautiful. great group!

pure rim rest (Spottie), Wednesday, 28 July 2021 15:34 (one month ago) link

this was mike bibby's best playoff series: https://www.basketball-reference.com/boxscores/200404290SAC.html

torched the overstuffed antoine/antwan mavs team. bibby is also probably the best vancouver grizzly of all time, which is not saying much

symsymsym, Wednesday, 28 July 2021 15:48 (one month ago) link

great work mb!

symsymsym, Wednesday, 28 July 2021 15:48 (one month ago) link

idk which picture mkes me laugh more, sad bibby thinking baout things or byron scott's dan flashes-ass shirt

class project pat (m bison), Wednesday, 28 July 2021 15:54 (one month ago) link

sad swole bibby

symsymsym, Wednesday, 28 July 2021 15:57 (one month ago) link

swole bibby looks like he was weirdly constructed from parts of different human beings

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 28 July 2021 16:11 (one month ago) link

frankenbibby

symsymsym, Wednesday, 28 July 2021 16:35 (one month ago) link

ACTUALLY frankenbibby is the name of the dr who worked on bibby

class project pat (m bison), Wednesday, 28 July 2021 16:39 (one month ago) link

frankenbibby's monstar

symsymsym, Wednesday, 28 July 2021 16:43 (one month ago) link

I didn’t vote because I’m a bad person, but these are some good inductees. I remember Bibby being the guy taking big shots for the Kings in 2002. 10% of the players being drafted tonight being named Jalen has got to be part of Rose’s legacy at this point. Obviously there have always been ~wingspan~ guys, but Tayshaun was one of the first I remember being talked about that way.

circles, Wednesday, 28 July 2021 18:16 (one month ago) link

very nice group, all deserving hollas. Really loved tayshaun and bibbs as laker antagonists of the era (kings were robbed)

a little surprised my #1 didn’t make it! Next year!

Clay, Wednesday, 28 July 2021 18:54 (one month ago) link

oh shit clay your ballot went in2 spam

class project pat (m bison), Wednesday, 28 July 2021 18:59 (one month ago) link

wow excuse me while I rage at the darkness

Clay, Wednesday, 28 July 2021 19:01 (one month ago) link

july 28, 2021, the day clay's vote wasnt counted, call him stevie disenfranchise

class project pat (m bison), Wednesday, 28 July 2021 19:03 (one month ago) link

i will just say that clay if your #1 stays your #1 next year there is a tremendous chance they will be inducted next year wink

class project pat (m bison), Wednesday, 28 July 2021 19:03 (one month ago) link

stop the steal

Clay, Wednesday, 28 July 2021 19:06 (one month ago) link

no, steals are good, look at this year's class

class project pat (m bison), Wednesday, 28 July 2021 19:09 (one month ago) link

good stuff

Yours in Sorrow, A Schoolboy: (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 28 July 2021 19:42 (one month ago) link

I thought long and hard about voting for Derek Fisher this time, I have to admit. Didn't want to get banned though.

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Wednesday, 28 July 2021 19:49 (one month ago) link

lolllll

class project pat (m bison), Wednesday, 28 July 2021 19:50 (one month ago) link

imo the Kings and Bibby were robbed of a Finals appearance in this series by the dang refs/league/a global conspiracy/etc.

https://www.basketball-reference.com/playoffs/2002-nba-western-conference-finals-lakers-vs-kings.html

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Wednesday, 28 July 2021 19:54 (one month ago) link

I thought long and hard about voting for Derek Fisher this time, I have to admit. Didn't want to get banned though.

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dont you do it! ..... ever!

pure rim rest (Spottie), Wednesday, 28 July 2021 20:17 (one month ago) link


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