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For BKN lovers: Allen Iverson - HOF?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by MisterCreosote, Dec 6, 2011.

  1. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

    Sorry to start another HOF thread, but qtlaw's thread about retro hoops got me watching my DVD collection of Sixers games past and present.

    So, Iverson. Four scoring titles, one MVP. Second only to MJ in career PPG. Carried a sorry-sack team on his back, with a broken tailbone, to an NBA Finals appearance.

    Pretty impressive for guy who's only a hair bigger than the puny wimp who's posting this.

    What say you?
  2. JC

    JC Well-Known Member

  3. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    He's almost a perfect comp for Rickey Henderson in MLB: for 80% of his career he was sailing along toward virtual acclamation as one of the greatest of the great, a virtually automatic first-ballot selection, not only a Hall of Famer but probably a member of the Inner Circle (Ruth-Williams-Mays or Russell-Magic-Oscar as the case may be), but with several dogshit seasons on the end of his career, pulled himself back down into "ordinary Hall of Fame" territory.

    Iverson should get in, but not into the upper pantheon.
  4. Blitz

    Blitz Active Member

    Yes, Allen's a Hall of Famer.
  5. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    I'd be surprised if there's an MVP who isn't in.
  6. Della9250

    Della9250 Well-Known Member

    Correct -- every eligible MVP is in.
  7. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    Not better than Chuck B., but a no brain HOFer.
  8. sgreenwell

    sgreenwell Well-Known Member

    I used to think that Nash would be the first one not to get in, but the back nine of his career has been pretty good.
  9. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    The standard for election to the basketball HOF is a lot lower than it is perceived to be in discussions like these. It ain't baseball. Much more "eh, why not?"
  10. sgreenwell

    sgreenwell Well-Known Member

    Well, it's also overloaded with coaches and non-NBA guys, instead of players. Artis Gilmore didn't even get in until 2011.
  11. Den1983

    Den1983 Active Member

    Yup. The man was unique. A 6-foot scoring blitz who single-handedly carried that Sixers team to the Finals awhile back.

    There's been few like him before. He was literally unguardable. It's said how his career ended, but when you think of pro basketball, Allen Iverson's name often comes up.
  12. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    So much fun to watch, like Pedro in that way.

    He's a shoo-in.
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