itt talk about the nba hall of fame

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now will you please unban me from the other thread m bise, it's fucking game night! dont do this to me man

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he bit me (it felt like a diss) (m bison), Thursday, 14 June 2012 23:55 (ten years ago) link

two months pass...

In Pro Basketball Prospectus 2010-11, I introduced a framework for identifying potential Hall of Famers based strictly on a player's work in the NBA. Of course, there are plenty of inductees in the Basketball Hall of Fame for other reasons, such as an outstanding college career (Ralph Sampson, Bill Walton), international prowess (Arvydas Sabonis) or success in the women's game (Ann Meyers). There are coaches, officials, owners, general managers and other contributors, including James Naismith himself. So there are lots of paths to the basketball hall, and for some it's a combination of factors that lead to enshrinement.

More and more, however, the focus is on the NBA part of the equation. The pioneers have been inducted, as have most of the best players who straddled leagues around the time the ABA and NBA merged. The WNBA ensures that women will continue to get their due recognition, as will those who shine overseas. So it will never be an NBA Hall of Fame per se, but with elite players spending less time than ever at the college level, it's that league that is going to generate the most candidates.

The NBA is also the one league for which we can do a thorough analytical vetting of candidates because of the completeness of data we have to work with, especially for the post-merger NBA, when we have enough information to calculate possession statistics. That's led to the development of terrific bottom-line metrics like Kevin Pelton's WARP system, which is what I use for my research into questions regarding Hall worthiness. WARP is calculated back to the 1979-80 season, when the 3-point rule was instituted, thus giving us all the elements needed for the metric's formula.

In the aforementioned essay, my research indicated that at about 100 career WARP, a player enters the Hall of Fame conversation. Of retired players at that level or better, just under half (47.6 percent) have been enshrined in Springfield. And it is a conversation ... there are a lot of non-statistical factors to consider. Joe Dumars played his entire career in the WARP era and finished with just 59 career WARP. But we know that he was considered one the league's top individual defenders during most of his 14 NBA seasons and was a key player to two championship teams. If he had not already been voted into the Hall, we'd now have his body of work as an NBA executive to consider as well.

These extraneous things matter in the process, which is why the statistical portion of the debate is only a jumping off point. But let's go ahead and make that leap, looking at a couple of tiers of potential Hall of Famers among active players.

To spice up the debate, I've incorporated the five-year WARP projections I did before the season. So we won't be looking at the players by the numbers they've accumulated to date, but how they may look five years from now.

The no-brainers

According to the retired players portion of my database, it's clear that 150 WARP marks a nice, clean delineation, where there really is no debate regarding a player's performance record. There 15 retired players that have hit that mark and just two of them aren't in the Hall: Shaquille O'Neal and Gary Payton.

Calls to the Hall
Player W/S pkW/S prW/S pTOT
LeBron James 21.2 23.9 22.5 315.0
Kevin Garnett 14.8 19.4 11.7 257.2
Tim Duncan 16.4 18.1 12.8 256.4
Jason Kidd 13.9 14.8 10.9 250.4
Chris Paul 17.6 19.0 18.2 217.9
Kobe Bryant 12.7 15.4 10.2 214.7
Dwight Howard 15.4 18.2 15.6 202.2
Dirk Nowitzki 13.1 15.7 10.2 194.2
Paul Pierce 12.4 13.1 10.0 190.9
Dwyane Wade 14.7 15.9 13.2 185.2
Kevin Durant 12.1 16.5 17.4 173.5
Steve Nash 10.4 9.1 8.0 167.8
Ray Allen 10.2 12.2 7.6 159.4
Pau Gasol 11.2 11.4 9.5 151.2

Key: W/S: WARP per season to date; pkW/S: WARP during peak seasons; prW/S: projected WARP per season in five years; pTOT: projected career WARP in five years

O'Neal is of course an upper, upper crust Hall of Famer, who belongs in the rare circle of legends including the likes of Michael Jordan, Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain, Jerry West, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, etc. Payton will be eligible next year, and I'd peg him as a sure-fire first ballot candidate with his 184 career WARP, except that Reggie Miller rolled up 172 and had to wait a year. Either way, "The Glove" will get in there sooner rather than later.

Right now, there are 14 players on target to hit 150 WARP within the next five seasons. If that seems like a lot, I'll repeat something I've written many times: Due to the explosion of the international game, the popularity of basketball in the U.S. and the gradual increase in the number of NBA franchises over the last 40 years, there are more good, and great, professional players than at any point in the game's history. There is no doubt in my mind that every one of the 14 in the chart to the right will end up in Springfield.

LeBron James will have reached the end of his long, glorious peak (which we liberally define as the 10 seasons between the ages of 23 and 32) in five years. If he called a news conference today and announced his retirement, he'd be a first-ballot Hall of Famer with 191 WARP. If he meets his five-year projections, he'll surpass John Stockton's mark of 302 career WARP. His projected 22.5 WARP per season will dwarf the best numbers in that category, which is headed up by David Robinson (17.7) and Jordan (17.6). His 23.9 WARP per peak season will easily beat Robinson's 20.7.

From here out, James is in a race not for the Hall of Fame, but to be considered the game's best player ever. Don't scoff based on what you think of James today. Check back with me five years from now.

Kevin Garnett, Tim Duncan, Jason Kidd, Kobe Bryant, Dirk Nowitzki, Paul Pierce, Steve Nash and Ray Allen have already hit the magical 150 barrier, so despite the fact that their performance will taper off in their golden years, they are already Springfield-bound. Chris Paul certainly seems to be on a trajectory that will land him first-ballot status, barring injury. He and Dwyane Wade, Dwight Howard and Pau Gasol still have some work to do but are projected to get there. Gasol, if he were to fall off a cliff performance-wise, has the most tenuous status on this list.

Hall-worthy or not?
Kevin Love 146.6 82
Josh Smith 145.7 82
Tracy McGrady 144.1 82
Elton Brand 138.9 75
Chauncey Billups 130.7 63
Manu Ginobili 126.9 59
Vince Carter 124.4 59
Shawn Marion 122.9 57
Russell Westbrook 122.8 57
Andre Iguodala 121.9 57
Marcus Camby 115.7 53
Baron Davis 115.5 53
Deron Williams 114.5 53
Ryan Anderson 113.3 53
Blake Griffin 111.5 52
Andrew Bynum 110.9 52
Andrei Kirilenko 110.5 52
Chris Bosh 109.0 49
Al Jefferson 107.5 47
Ben Wallace 105.3 43
Greg Monroe 105.2 42
Grant Hill 104.5 42
Carmelo Anthony 104.3 42
Tony Parker 100.8 39
Kevin Durant is fascinating because he's just five years into his career and has completed only two of his peak seasons. He stands at 60 WARP through last season, a number which if he were never to add it, wouldn't get him to Springfield. But only James has more projected WARP than Durant's 113 over the next half-decade, which would put KD squarely in the no-brainer class.

And, best of all, he'll still have three peak seasons left to add to the total, plus whatever the downside of his career yields. It will be fascinating to see just how high Durant rises in these rankings. He has no ceiling.

Up for debate

There are lots of names that have already popped in your head that are missing from the above inventory of no-brainers. I'm going to list the 24 players who project to hit 100 career WARP where, as I mentioned, the debate begins. Some of these players will get in, others won't.

We'll have to leave these debates for the years ahead, but these are the players to watch. In the chart (above right) I've listed them in order of projected career WARP for five years down the line, along with the percentage chance that the number gets the player to the Hall, depending some of the other factors we've already mentioned.

The presence of some of these players on a Hall of Fame list will seem silly five years from now. Others might be firmly established as no-brainers.

Again, and I can't emphasize this enough, the numbers are just the jumping-off point. Derrick Rose (85 projected WARP in five years) and Carmelo Anthony (104) fans especially should remember that.

Bradford Doolittle is an author for Basketball Prospectus. Follow him on Twitter at @bbdoolittle

k3vin k., Thursday, 6 September 2012 23:12 (nine years ago) link

compare with what we were debating during the finals:


k3vin k., Thursday, 6 September 2012 23:13 (nine years ago) link

ilh hero Reggie Miller getting inducted into the HOF today.

thanks, OBAMA.

Clay, Friday, 7 September 2012 09:01 (nine years ago) link

three months pass...


vinsanity no
grant hill yes (college counts too)
sheed no
tmac yes

k3vin k., Thursday, 13 December 2012 06:30 (nine years ago) link

actually AI is a yes fuck it

k3vin k., Thursday, 13 December 2012 06:39 (nine years ago) link

AI for sure

small-scale fux with (Spottie_Ottie_Dope), Thursday, 13 December 2012 06:41 (nine years ago) link

I'd say a no on tmac myself but bball HOF is pretty lenient

Clay, Thursday, 13 December 2012 06:44 (nine years ago) link

Personally I say no to all but AI, maybe on Hill. But I bet all but sheed get in

small-scale fux with (Spottie_Ottie_Dope), Thursday, 13 December 2012 06:52 (nine years ago) link

five months pass...

can someone post

k3vin k., Tuesday, 4 June 2013 17:38 (nine years ago) link

Is Grant Hill a Hall of Famer?
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June 4, 2013
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Ladies and gentlemen, start your Hall of Fame debates, because Grant Hill announced Sunday that he was retiring from the NBA after 19 seasons.

Because it involves so many angles -- peak value vs. career production, college contributions vs. the pros, etc. -- Hill's case is going to make for one of the more interesting Hall of Fame discussions in recent memory. To help us sort it all out, we need to turn once again to our Hall Monitor, an inventory of 14 questions designed to assess whether a player deserves to be in the Hall of Fame. (Be sure to also see what ESPN The Magazine says about Hill's credentials here.)

Should Hill make the cut? Read on to find out.


Position: Small forward
Weighted career EWA: 116.2 (typical Hall of Famer -- 129)
Weighted career Win Shares Above Replacement: 63.1 (typical Hall of Famer -- 78)
Weighted career VORP: 34.3 (typical Hall of Famer -- 38)


1. Was he ever regarded as the best player in basketball? Did anybody, while he was active, ever suggest that he was the best player in basketball?

No, not really. Although a newspaper search from the late 1990s reveals plenty of speculation that Hill would someday supplant Michael Jordan as the game's best player, and Alvin Gentry (Hill's coach at the time with the Detroit Pistons) referred to him as the "best player in the league" in 2000, that was a minority opinion. Hill never finished better than third in MVP voting, nor did he rank better than third in either Estimated Wins Added, Win Shares Above Replacement, or Value Over Replacement Player. Most likely, Jordan passed the baton directly to Shaquille O'Neal instead, with a possible stopover at Karl Malone's place.

2. Was he the best player on his team?

Yes. At age 31, Joe Dumars had slowed down considerably by the time Hill joined the Pistons in 1994, and Hill asserted himself as their best player from his rookie season all the way through his departure from Detroit in 2000. And although injuries marred most of his tenure with the Orlando Magic, he did manage to lead their 2004-05 squad in PER as well.

3. Was he the best player in basketball at his position?

Yes, if briefly. By 1996-97, Hill had surpassed Scottie Pippen as the league's best small forward, a mantle he wouldn't relinquish until Vince Carter made a run at that title during the 1999-2000 campaign. But no matter how you ranked them going into 2000-01, the first of Hill's infamous ankle injuries brought a certain end to his reign that season.

4. Did he have an impact on a number of NBA Finals or conference finals?

No. Hill's Pistons never escaped the first round of the playoffs, and his only contribution to a deep playoff run upon leaving Detroit was as a supporting player, ranking fifth in Win Shares (with a below-average 14.2 PER) on the Suns team that lost the 2010 Western Conference finals to the Lakers.

5. Was he good enough that he could play regularly after passing his prime?

Yes. Hill gamely underwent ankle surgery after ankle surgery throughout his time in Orlando, and nobody would have blamed him if he retired after one particularly scary procedure in 2003, when an infection briefly left him near death. But instead of quitting, Hill fought his way back and became one of the league's better wing role players in a career second-act that included five straight seasons of at least 2,000 minutes from 2007 to 2011.

6. Will he ever be the best eligible basketball player in history who is not in the Hall of Fame?

Probably not. For starters, Jason Kidd (who also retired this week) will be the best player to come out of the 1994-95 rookie class. And it won't get any easier if you look at the next wave of candidates, which includes surefire Hall of Famers Kevin Garnett, Kobe Bryant, Ray Allen and Steve Nash (in addition to dark horse candidates such as Ben Wallace, Tracy McGrady and Chauncey Billups). A lot of names will have to be cleared off the ballot before Hill can be considered the best eligible option.

7. Are most players who have comparable statistics in the Hall of Fame?

Oddly, yes. Players as versatile as Hill (career averages of 16.7 PPG/6.0 RPG/4.1 APG) are pretty rare, so the list of players with the most similar per-game stats to him includes names such as Pippen and James Worthy. And lest you think he did it in a smaller sample, surprisingly enough, Hill actually played 100 more career games than Worthy did.

8. Do the player's numbers meet Hall of Fame standards?

Not quite. Although Hill's all-around averages place him among some Hall of Fame-caliber company, he still has just a 35.5 percent chance of being enshrined, according to Basketball-Reference's Hall of Fame Probability metric. Why the disconnect? Hill's simultaneous collection of benchmarks feels impressive in combination, but none are especially Hall-worthy on their own, and a lack of championship rings hurts as well. Hill also falls just short of the HOF's average standards for induction in terms of weighted career EWA, WSAR, and VORP (see above), which attempt to balance peak performance versus longevity.

9. Is there any evidence to suggest that the player was significantly better or worse than is suggested by his basic statistics?

Because of his lost half-decade in the early 2000s, Hill's stats almost require the same adjustment that World War II-era baseball players need in their Hall of Fame cases. (Luckily, though, the Basketball Hall of Fame doesn't put anywhere near as much stock in "magic numbers" when it comes to raw statistics.) Even in terms of Hill's rate stats, though, he is hurt by losing three to four prime seasons to injury, which causes his prolonged decline phase as a role player to be overrepresented in his overall career averages.

10. Will he be the best eligible player at his position who is not in the Hall of Fame?

There's a good chance, if not simply due to the dearth of quality small forwards to enter the league during his era. Hill's primary competition here is the likes of Glenn Robinson, Michael Finley and Shareef Abdur-Rahim, plus possible holdovers such as Mark Aguirre (and long shots like Bruce Bowen). The only name that should give him trouble in this category is McGrady, although his best years came as a shooting guard, not a small forward.

11. How many MVP-type seasons did he have? Did he ever win an MVP award? If not, how many times was he close?

According to John Hollinger's handy reference guide, a 25.0 PER season befits a "weak MVP candidate," and Hill was at or near that level twice (1996-97 and 1999-2000). He was also arguably a top-5 player in 1998-99 and an outside candidate in 1995-96 and 1997-98 as well, all years in which he garnered MVP votes. The closest he ever came to winning the award was a third-place finish in the 1996-97 voting.

12. How many All-Star-type seasons did he have? How many All-Star Games did he play in? Did most of the players who played in this many All-Star Games go into the Hall of Fame?

Hill was an All-Star seven times, although his 2001 selection was even noted at the time as a sham outcome of fan voting -- Hill played just four (four!) games during that "All-Star" campaign. Nonetheless, 87 percent of eligible players with seven career All-Star Game nods made the Hall of Fame; even if you want to dock Hill that 2001 nod, 69 percent of those with six All-Star Game selections are Hall of Famers.

13. If this player was the best on his team, would it be possible that the team could win an NBA title?

I think so. Certainly Hill's Pistons never went deep into the postseason, topping out with 54 wins and a first-round loss in 1996-97. However, the supporting players on those Hill-era Detroit teams were Lindsey Hunter, Bison Dele, a young Jerry Stackhouse and aging versions of Dumars and Otis Thorpe. With a better surrounding cast (like the one that was shaping up in Orlando in 2000-01), it's no stretch of the imagination to think a Hill-led team could have contended for a title when he was at the peak of his powers.

14. What impact did the player have on basketball history? Was he responsible for any rule changes? Did he introduce any new equipment? Did he change the game in any way? Was his college and/or international career especially noteworthy?

Hill was one of the greatest college players of all time (two-time All-American at Duke, three national title-game appearances, two championships) and got the assist on arguably the most famous shot in NCAA tournament history, which will undoubtedly work in his favor when his number comes up. Hill also won Olympic gold for Dream Team II in 1996, the most underrated version of Team USA ever assembled. Finally, Hill was part of an innovative stylistic trend, joining Pippen as the best of the wave of "point forwards" to emerge in the 1990s. As such, Hill could be viewed as a sort of proto-LeBron James, giving him a special rung on basketball's evolutionary ladder.

The verdict:

It's close, but I think Hill will get in. As we've seen with the case of Ralph Sampson, college accomplishments can weigh heavily on the minds of voters, and Hill had quite a few of those. He also had a very high peak, topping out as nearly the best player in basketball during the late 1990s, and he'll get bonus points for the perseverance he showed in overcoming five ankle surgeries to make a successful comeback. Hill's overall NBA résumé is probably just shy of Hall of Fame standards, but his NCAA career ought to be enough to push him over the top.

lag∞n, Tuesday, 4 June 2013 21:33 (nine years ago) link

that's pretty otm i think

k3vin k., Wednesday, 5 June 2013 02:50 (nine years ago) link

three months pass...

^i'd probably go with no fwiw

some twitter talk about billups too. fuck outta here with that imo

druhilla (k3vin k.), Friday, 20 September 2013 20:30 (eight years ago) link

no billups yes cwebb

lag∞n, Friday, 20 September 2013 20:41 (eight years ago) link

cwebb in the hall as a broadcaster imo

Clay, Friday, 20 September 2013 22:08 (eight years ago) link

i have a fear (irrational or not i don't know) that billups will get in

call all destroyer, Friday, 20 September 2013 22:15 (eight years ago) link

how many finals mvps never got in the hof

Clay, Saturday, 21 September 2013 00:03 (eight years ago) link

(cedric maxwell and jojo white by my account)

Clay, Saturday, 21 September 2013 00:06 (eight years ago) link

its funny because there are so many celtics in the hall that really dont deserve to be there why not just go ahead and throw those guys in too

lag∞n, Saturday, 21 September 2013 00:08 (eight years ago) link

Cedric "Cornbread" Maxwell did have a hof nickname, just not a hof career.

Aimless, Saturday, 21 September 2013 01:50 (eight years ago) link

its funny because there are so many celtics in the hall that really dont deserve to be there why not just go ahead and throw those guys in too

― lag∞n, Friday, September 20, 2013 8:08 PM (Yesterday)

this has basically been the crux of most of the push for an inclusive hall - like we already have girls AAU coaches and shit, just let everyone in i guess, the horse has left the barn

druhilla (k3vin k.), Saturday, 21 September 2013 05:39 (eight years ago) link

obv i disagree and i think only dominant players should be in there. chauncey was never one of the 5 best players in the league

druhilla (k3vin k.), Saturday, 21 September 2013 05:43 (eight years ago) link

he did do that thing where he threw the ball at Kobe's butt tho

Clay, Saturday, 21 September 2013 05:51 (eight years ago) link

they shd just make a new nba hall of fame obvs

lag∞n, Saturday, 21 September 2013 13:46 (eight years ago) link

four years pass...

will draymond green be a hall of famer?

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Friday, 8 June 2018 17:08 (four years ago) link

two months pass...

Does Iguodala have a case for the HoF?

I’m one of like two or three players to win 3 nba championships, a finals mvp, an Olympic gold, and a world championship gold and announce a major golf event... and I’m weak as hell to some people!

— Andre Iguodala (@andre) August 15, 2018

I would say no as of now but maybe if he snags another ring or two maybe

InfoWarriors (Spottie), Wednesday, 15 August 2018 19:49 (three years ago) link

announcing the golf event really seals the deal imo

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Wednesday, 15 August 2018 20:07 (three years ago) link

haha he was feeling himself last weekend.

InfoWarriors (Spottie), Wednesday, 15 August 2018 20:10 (three years ago) link

forgot about his Finals MVP. Idk he was never top 25 in league was he? Feel like that's a requirement.

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Wednesday, 15 August 2018 20:17 (three years ago) link

do they still have the room where theres a bunch of basketball hoops of different heights and distances and a conveyor belt of balls to shoot at them? that was my favorite part when i was a kid

ciderpress, Wednesday, 15 August 2018 20:20 (three years ago) link

nope been replaced with a twitter beef sim room

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Wednesday, 15 August 2018 20:56 (three years ago) link


InfoWarriors (Spottie), Wednesday, 15 August 2018 21:20 (three years ago) link


bball ref has him at 6.1% hof probability. feel like he's only in if you're grading him on a '60s celtics role player curve, but maybe the 2010s warriors role player curve is the same? his peak was as the best player on some mediocre but interesting sixers teams.

circles, Wednesday, 15 August 2018 23:57 (three years ago) link

Idk he was never top 25 in league was he? Feel like that's a requirement.

― A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Wednesday, August 15, 2018 1:17 PM (three hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

i think he was in those prime years with phi, averaging around 20/5/5 + 2 steals and great defense.

InfoWarriors (Spottie), Thursday, 16 August 2018 00:10 (three years ago) link

Is Joe Johnson a hall of famer? Because he put up better numbers on better teams for a longer time.

I wouldn't put either of them in.

EZ Snappin, Thursday, 16 August 2018 00:56 (three years ago) link

lmao come on iguodala is not a hall of famer

call all destroyer, Thursday, 16 August 2018 00:58 (three years ago) link

awards are great but you need to like, put up numbers to be a hall of famer

call all destroyer, Thursday, 16 August 2018 00:58 (three years ago) link

if you put someone at iggy's level in then you gotta put in, like, way way way too many people. like is sheed a hall of famer? elton brand? peja? one-time all-stars don't get into the hall at this point or it would be a crowded place.

Clay, Thursday, 16 August 2018 01:06 (three years ago) link

people are so uncomfortable with the hall of very good as a concept but all those guys have deserving places in it!

call all destroyer, Thursday, 16 August 2018 01:08 (three years ago) link

if you played ball at a high level for 10+ years fans will remember you for the rest of their lives. that's fantastic and should be celebrated, but it doesn't put you in the h.o.f.

call all destroyer, Thursday, 16 August 2018 01:09 (three years ago) link

The one-time all-star HOF is at Jamaal Magloire's house.

EZ Snappin, Thursday, 16 August 2018 01:15 (three years ago) link

I’ll go contrary and say yes bc he had numbers as a yoot and transformed himself into a key role player for multiple title team

If it weren’t for t he finals mvp I’d say no

I also wouldn’t be mad if the final judgement is no and he’s in the hall of very good

gritty tigger reboot (agent hibachi), Friday, 17 August 2018 15:04 (three years ago) link

His importance to the second two warriors titles is obviously a lot lower and arguably doesn’t do a lot for him but I’m gonna allow it

gritty tigger reboot (agent hibachi), Friday, 17 August 2018 15:05 (three years ago) link

idk man they looked pretty rough without him in the rockets series. but i think he deserved 6moy two years back and that wouldve helped his case as well.

InfoWarriors (Spottie), Friday, 17 August 2018 16:23 (three years ago) link

He's very good, which is why he's in the hall of very good.

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Friday, 17 August 2018 17:27 (three years ago) link

I agree. I think the Hall should be very restrictive and elite. Plus feel there should be an emotional quality to it, rather than just adding up stats and awards in some formula. Like I can't ever seen someone telling their kids/grandkids "Man, you should've seen Iguodala play in his prime, what a time to be alive..."

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Friday, 17 August 2018 17:43 (three years ago) link

As a promotional gimmick, the whole Hall of Fame gig has been a screaming success for baseball, football and basketball alike, kind of like the Oscars do for Hollywood. Even the players buy into it as a genuine honor. But, like the Oscars, the honors are bestowed according to no discernible rationale. Nobody needs the HOF to tell us that Kareem or Oscar Robertson were all-time greats and the borderline cases who get in or don't get in seem to do so pretty randomly. I pay almost no attention to it.

A is for (Aimless), Friday, 17 August 2018 18:13 (three years ago) link

same, just something to shoot the shit about in the offseason

InfoWarriors (Spottie), Friday, 17 August 2018 18:16 (three years ago) link

Like I can't ever seen someone telling their kids/grandkids "Man, you should've seen Iguodala play in his prime, what a time to be alive..."

― A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Friday, August 17, 2018 1:43 PM (two hours ago) Bookmark


sprout god (lag∞n), Friday, 17 August 2018 20:09 (three years ago) link

it's true. but i probably wouldnt think that for like 60% of the players in the hall

InfoWarriors (Spottie), Friday, 17 August 2018 20:32 (three years ago) link

ts: ron harper vs andre iguodala

(i don't actually remember harper well)

circles, Saturday, 18 August 2018 01:22 (three years ago) link

similar career arcs iirc both did numbers on blah to bad teams then aged into super role players on dynasties

sprout god (lag∞n), Saturday, 18 August 2018 01:26 (three years ago) link

yup. through the lens of the modern game iguodala is probably more valuable but zoom out and their careers look an awful lot alike.

call all destroyer, Saturday, 18 August 2018 01:30 (three years ago) link

incidentally i voted for harp in our role player hall of fame....which i will eventually vote iguodala into assuming we are all still alive.

call all destroyer, Saturday, 18 August 2018 01:31 (three years ago) link

dont think hes eligible

sprout god (lag∞n), Saturday, 18 August 2018 01:32 (three years ago) link

yeah he was an all-star once pretty sure that rules him out

Clay, Saturday, 18 August 2018 01:35 (three years ago) link

oh true he made an allstar.

i'd be down w/opening that criteria up to guys who have made 1 allstar, maybe even 2 although i'd want to see a list.

call all destroyer, Saturday, 18 August 2018 01:35 (three years ago) link

Robert Horry for the right place right time hall of fame.

Jeff, Saturday, 18 August 2018 01:36 (three years ago) link

'88-'89 cavs that won 57 games with harper, mark price, and brad daugherty all scoring ~19 ppg and lost in the first round to the bulls is basically the perfect hall of very good team.

circles, Saturday, 18 August 2018 03:12 (three years ago) link

lol, they also had larry nance sr.

circles, Saturday, 18 August 2018 03:14 (three years ago) link


bball ref has him at 6.1% hof probability. feel like he's only in if you're grading him on a '60s celtics role player curve, but maybe the 2010s warriors role player curve is the same? his peak was as the best player on some mediocre but interesting sixers teams.

― circles, Wednesday, August 15, 2018 7:57 PM (two days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

don’t forget best player on a not-mediocre and interesting 2012 nuggets team...

k3vin k., Saturday, 18 August 2018 03:18 (three years ago) link

yeah those interesting late 80s cavs teams are classic Very Good. ppl who were going nuts over that hawks team with 4 all-stars should have been thinking about the late 80s cavs. having read bob ryan and terry pluto's 48 minutes 60 times or so back in the day i will always have time for those teams.

call all destroyer, Saturday, 18 August 2018 03:21 (three years ago) link


no joke a couple days ago this thread had me thinking that iggy might have finished more andre miller lobs that just about anyone and i found this video:

circles, Saturday, 18 August 2018 03:24 (three years ago) link

god it is so painful to think about how that season ended and him going to the warriors the next year

k3vin k., Saturday, 18 August 2018 03:26 (three years ago) link

bball ref has him at 6.1% hof probability. feel like he's only in if you're grading him on a '60s celtics role player curve

his #1 comp on bbref is bob cousy (slightly more than a role player but still) so props to you for this

call all destroyer, Saturday, 18 August 2018 03:26 (three years ago) link

three weeks pass...

lowe and howard beck talked about a lot of this on the newest lowe post. i didn't realize how weird and opaque the selection for the basketball hall is! like it's not even really public who's on the honors committee that votes on hof entry.

circles, Monday, 10 September 2018 02:32 (three years ago) link

oh nice gonna check that

Machine Gunk Jelly (Spottie), Monday, 10 September 2018 02:36 (three years ago) link

the selection process makes the hof really un-fun to talk about tho i thought lowe and beck did as good as you can do.

call all destroyer, Monday, 10 September 2018 02:58 (three years ago) link

eight months pass...

the media may speak it into existence

easy ball shooter (Spottie), Wednesday, 5 June 2019 00:37 (three years ago) link

eight months pass...

Has anyone actually visited the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield? Friend and I are thinking of a road trip in the Spring to Mass and thinking of stopping there.

Har Mar Klobuchar (PBKR), Monday, 17 February 2020 23:44 (two years ago) link

i went when my family visited the boston area when i was like 12 or 13 and i remember absolutely nothing about it so there ya go

Clay, Tuesday, 18 February 2020 02:27 (two years ago) link

ive driven past it innumerable times its right by the highway

lag∞n, Tuesday, 18 February 2020 04:54 (two years ago) link

the volleyball hall of fame is in the next town over its called the volleyhall if you were wondering

lag∞n, Tuesday, 18 February 2020 04:55 (two years ago) link

you can see the basketball hof from the train too fwiw

lag∞n, Tuesday, 18 February 2020 04:55 (two years ago) link

Lol, these aren't exactly ringing endorsements.

Har Mar Klobuchar (PBKR), Tuesday, 18 February 2020 18:51 (two years ago) link

I've never been there, but I can imagine it. what could be more exciting than seeing wall-sized photos of famous players sweating, displays of old jerseys hung on dressmakers dummies, wall-sized lists of lifetime statistics, and darkened rooms playing endless clips of games played decades ago?

A is for (Aimless), Tuesday, 18 February 2020 18:58 (two years ago) link

while youre in boston you can go to the jfk library and look at his shoes

lag∞n, Tuesday, 18 February 2020 19:02 (two years ago) link

JFK's shoes would get lost inside Bob Lanier's shoes.

A is for (Aimless), Tuesday, 18 February 2020 19:21 (two years ago) link

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