In any sport, the best of the best are inducted into the Hall of Fame. The people inducted either changed the sport, helped create it or exceeded at playing the game. In this article I will be going over 5 players (not active) that I think should have made the HOF. Comment down below if you agree/disagree or think I missed someone.
#1- Chris Webber
Webber has a pretty strong resume that makes me believe he deserves to be in the HOF. He was HOF class of 2019, and was actually a top 5 finalist but ended up not making the cut He's a 5x all-star, been on 5 All-NBA teams, and lead the league in rebounds once as a 6'9 PF. Webber retired with 17,182 points, 8,124 rebounds, 3,526 assists, 1,197 steals, and 1,200 blocks in 831 games during his 15 year career. He also coached the Kings for two years.
Career averages: 20.7 points, 9.8 rebounds, and 4.2 assists on 47.9% shooting.
#2- Ben Wallace
Wallace, also (would have been) HOF Class of 2019 was a top five finalist. In nine seasons with the Pistons Wallace made the finals once, and won a title in 2004. People say that Wallace isn't a HOF player because of his "short peak", however during that short peak he was a 4x all-star, on 5 All-NBA teams , and won the DPOY award four times. Big Ben had competition like Shaq, KG, Chris Bosh and many more and still found a way to stop them. He would also be the only undrafted player in the HOF, and is considered to be the best undrafted player of all time.
Career averages: 5.7 points, 9.6 rebounds, and 1.3 assists on 47.4% shooting
#3- Shawn Kemp
Shawn Kemp and Gary Payton lead the Supersonics during the 1990s, and made one NBA Finals in 1996 against MJ and his Bulls. The Sonics lost in six, but put up a fight against the greatest team of all time. Kemp made 6 all-star teams and 3 All-NBA teams. Kemp, for his dunks alone should be inducted into the HOF. He is one of the most elusive, and explosive dunkers during the 90s, and all time.
Career averages: 14.6 points, 8.4 rebounds and 1.6 assists on 48.8% shooting
#4- Tim Hardaway
Tim Hardaway, makes up the "T" in one of the most iconic three-headed dragons, Run TMC. Mitch Richmond and Chris Mullin, who are both HOF players make up the "M" and the "C". If Richmond and Mullin are in the HOF why isn't Tim Hardaway. Richmond accolades, and stat wise is the better player. However, Tim Hardaway has appeared in more all-star games than Mullin, and was on more All-NBA teams. Hardaway was on 5 all star teams, and 5 All-NBA teams. I know the reason that Hardaway isn't in the HOF because of his homophobic comments he made in 2007, but by now he has turned his wrongs into rights. Since 2012 Hardaway has became an outspoken LGBTQ+ advocate, which is why I think he should be in the HOF because he has changed.
Career averages: 17.7 points, 3.2 rebounds, and 8.4 assists on 43.1% shooting
#5- Chauncy Billups
Billups started his career slowly in Boston after playing for four different teams in five years. However, once he joined the Detroit Pistons in 2002, he turned into an instant scoring option for them after averaging 16.2 points that season. Billups' won an NBA Championship in 2004 and won Finals MVP. He made his first all star team two years later, and then went along to appear in five straight all star games. He also made 3 All-NBA teams, and 2 All-Defensive teams.
Career averages: 15.2 points, 2.9 rebounds, and 5.4 assists on 41.5% shooting.
Leave a comment down below if you agree/disagree or think I left someone off the list.