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2015 Basketball Hall of Fame Inductees

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Della9250, Apr 6, 2015.

  1. Della9250

    Della9250 Well-Known Member

    This year's class:

    Dikembe Mutombo
    Spencer Haywood
    Jo Jo White
    Lisa Leslie
    John Calipari
    Dick Bavetta

    Missing the cut:
    Leta Andrews
    Bill Fitch
    Tim Hardaway
    Robert Hughes
    Kevin Johnson
    Bo Ryan
  2. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    There's s great story about a news flash going out during an NBA game that Dick Motta had just punched a ref.

    Upon hearing ths, fellow ref Richie Powers said to the press table: "I don't know who it was, but I hope it was Dick Bavetta." And indeed it was.
  3. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    Mutombo? thats a HOF joke. His last 6+ years in the league he averaged 3 points and 6 rebounds a game. His 10 prime seasons he was 12 points, 12.5 rebounds a game and 3.5 blocks a game. pretty good numbers. but HOF? WTF?
  4. RecoveringJournalist

    RecoveringJournalist Well-Known Member

    Finger wag
  5. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Who Wants To Sex The Mutombo
  6. RecoveringJournalist

    RecoveringJournalist Well-Known Member

    Man does not fly in the House of Mutombo.

  7. RecoveringJournalist

    RecoveringJournalist Well-Known Member

    I think it was 1996 or 1997, Van Exel was on the Lakers and he shoved the ref while playing the Nuggets. After the game, I think it was Dave Krieger, asked Mutombo about the shove and Mutombo said,

    "That guy's a real muddafuckka!"
  8. Captain_Kirk

    Captain_Kirk Well-Known Member

    Yep, don't get the Dikembe choice.

    Career average under 10 a game; only one year where he averaged more than 14 a game.

    The blocked shot hall of fame, ok. But, not the basketball hall of fame.
  9. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    This season gave us a first-team All-American with averages of 9.3 points and 6.5 rebounds per game. Why not a Hall of Famer with a single-digit scoring average?
  10. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    It's the basketball hall of fame, where everything you've done in basketball (college, pros, international) gets thrown in, the Naismith has always seemed very clubby to me. This guy gets in, so that guy gets in. It's frequently the hall of very good. Hell, when you can be the third or fourth best player on a team and still get in, that says something. Two, three and four-time all-stars are in.
  11. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    Robert Hughes should be in.
  12. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    Was a third team All American, once. He wasn't even a great college player.

    Buck Wlliams was a better pro and college player
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