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Basketball Hall of Fame Finalists for 2013

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Della9250, Feb 15, 2013.

  1. Della9250

    Della9250 Well-Known Member

    It's way behind the other two for me, but here are your 12 finalists for 2013:

    Gary Payton
    Tim Hardaway
    Mitch Richmond
    Guy Lewis
    Rick Pitino
    Jerry Tarkanian
    Maurice Cheeks
    Spencer Haywood
    Bernard King
    Sylvia Hatchell
    Dawn Staley
    Tom Heinsohn (as a coach)

    I hate that they always have coaches who are active. It makes no sense. So for that reason I hope Pitino and Hatchell don't get in.
     
  2. MTM

    MTM Well-Known Member

    Re: Pro Basketball Hall of Fame Finalists for 2013

    Not to nitpick, but isn't it just the basketball Hall of Fame, not pro?

    They are all very good players, but none jump off the page as all-time greats.

    I'd love to see Tark get in.
     
  3. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    Re: Pro Basketball Hall of Fame Finalists for 2013

    What's the argument against King? Not enough great seasons?
     
  4. Small Town Guy

    Small Town Guy Well-Known Member

    Re: Pro Basketball Hall of Fame Finalists for 2013

    Russ Granik made it as a direct-elect. Russ Granik. Russ Granik. You know, the dude who introduced second-round picks at the NBA draft.
     
  5. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    Re: Pro Basketball Hall of Fame Finalists for 2013

    One man's list.
    Gary Payton
    Guy Lewis
    Rick Pitino
    Jerry Tarkanian
    Dawn Staley
    Tom Heinsohn (as a coach)
     
  6. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Re: Pro Basketball Hall of Fame Finalists for 2013

    Payton, to me, seems like a no-brainer...

    Richmond was one of the most underrated players in recent memory.

    I don't think Hardaway was at that level.

    I'm curious what other women's players from the last 15-20 years are in there... Staley would have to be considered among the best during that time...

    Among the coaches, I would think Pitino, Tark and Hatchell will all get in eventually.
     
  7. Uncle.Ruckus

    Uncle.Ruckus Guest

    Bernard King gets in on the Gale Sayers Corollary.
     
  8. wilt100

    wilt100 New Member

    It's a complete disgrace that Bernard King has not made the Hall of Fame yet. There are several players who were not his equal that are already in. The organization has no transparency.
     
  9. CD Boogie

    CD Boogie Well-Known Member

    King definitely suffers from his up and down, injury-plagued career. As a longtime Knicks fans, his 84-85 season still stands above the rest. The guy was an absolute low-post beast and it's a damn shame that him and Ewing didn't remain together after King went down with the injury.
     
  10. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    King, when healthy, was one of the most unstoppable offensive players I have ever seen.

    I doubt I could name 10 players who could fill it up better than King. From 1980-1985 when you see how much he was scoring, his shooting percentages and the fact he was only 6-7... He was just plain great.
     
  11. Uncle.Ruckus

    Uncle.Ruckus Guest

    Knicks were only a couple games under .500 at the time of his injury. One could argue if he doesn't get hurt, Ewing never gets to New York.
     
  12. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    He could have gone to Golden State where be belonged and I could have watched decent basketball growing up... :D

    Not that I'm complaining about Chris Mullin. :D
     
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