top 5 most snubbed for basketball hof
5 Bernard King
4 time allstar
over 22 points a game
over 3 assists and almost 6 rebounds a game
52 % FG
4 George Mcginnis
3 time aba allstar
20 points 11 rebounds 4 assists and 46 percent field goal
3 Spencer Haywood
21 points 11 rebounds 2 assists 47 % FG
4 time allstar
olympic gold metalist
2 Holcombe Rucker
Created one of the most famous tournaments known as the Rucker Tournament
kept kids off the streets and out of trouble with this tournament which attracted talent such as the goat Joe Hammond and even pros such as Connie Hawkinsand Wilt Chamberlain
( info found in Asphalt Gods by Vincint Mallozzi pages 7-17 )
1 Artis Gilmore
19 points 12 rebounds 2 assists
58% FG % highest ever in pro basketball history
12 field goal attempts per game
10 time allstar
4 time all defensive team
scored more points than any other left hamded player ever
Dennis Rodman = legend
Yeah, forget all the attitude issues, Rodman is a legend, he is a winner too, he's that piece everyone needed to win a championship, he belongs in the HOF.
P.S. I want to hear Rodmans HOF speech so badly lol
i dont think rodman has been up for it until this year so you cant really call him snubbed yet.
I completely agree with Anton. Even though Rodman was a wildcard in any given game (talking about attitude and what crazy thing he will do next), he consistently rebounded the hell out of the ball and took it as a personal challenge day in and day out to guard the opposing teams best big. He is a key cog type of guy that championship contending teams need. A high energy, unselfish, know your role type of player that is blue collar and not afraid to get his hands dirty. The man averaged over 18 rebounds two years in a row in the league at 6'6. That's an incredible feat for an undersized 4 man, and for his career he averaged 13+ rebounds a game, impressive. I also am looking forward to this guys HOF speech because he has completely gone off the deep end and it will be extremely entertaining. Oh and 4 rings doesn't hurt his campaign to get into the HOF either.
my only knock on rodman was he was never one of the two best players on any team he played on except maybe the two years in san antonio. But even then sean elliot was arguably more valuable and rodman did a lot of things there to be a distraction that didnt help the team. Personally, i have the highest of standards for the HOF and i probably would leave rodman out.
Dennis Johnson finally got in RIP
5 rings...could the Pistons and Bulls have won without him? Debatable
2- Def. player of year
7- All defensive teams
7- Rebounding titles
True llperez, Rodman wasn't ever the first or second best player on his team. The Bulls had Jordan and Pip, so being the 3rd best player on that team is hardly a knock. Rodman sacrificed a lot of his game to focus on what he was best at and what teams wanted him to do. He also had one of the highest basketball IQ's ever. He may have been a jackass off the court but he was the ultimate teammate on it.
He has been eligible for 5 years now I think but the NBA is different than other sports. You don't just get on the ballot after a certain number of years after retirement, you have to be selected onto it. They haven't selected him yet, which is in no doubt because of his off court ordeals.
I hold all Hall of Fames with the upmost regard as well but I believe Rodman deserves to be in it.
dude rodman averaged like 18 rebounds for a few seasons man... the guy was tenacious, let me know anybody in the last 20 yrs thats done that other than rodman...
Based off of the game of basketball it is not even debatable whether the guy should get in our not. I completely agree with having the highest standards for the HOF, but if Rodman does not get in based off of his basketball play then there should be like 40 players in the HOF. Everybody in the league has off court issues. Even the great MJ was pretty much a dirt bag off the court.