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Analyzing The Hall Of Fame Eligibility Of Iverson, McGrady, Rice, and Hill

Saturday, August 31, 2013 @ 11:08 AM EDT - by Bogar Alonso -

Bogar Alonso is a dedicated student of the hardwood, soccer pitch, boxing ring, and tennis court. He is a regular NBA contributor to XN Sports. His work, involving more than just sports, has appeared on The Creators Project, A&E Networks, XXL Magazine, and others. Follow Bogar on Twitter @blacktiles


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@MoultonHawk
@MoultonHawk

You can't count all star games for Hill he got nominated cuz he was the best dude in the NBA, not based on his stats, popularity contest.

@MoultonHawk
@MoultonHawk

To me only AI gets in, and gets in on first ballot.

@MoultonHawk
@MoultonHawk

It's the HALL OF FAME ladies and gents the best of the best, no question guys, you guys are putting in everyone and making excuses for them.

@MoultonHawk
@MoultonHawk

Rice ? Nope. Rice greatest feat was bagging Sarah Palin at a Alaskan college BBall tourney back in the day when she was single.

@MoultonHawk
@MoultonHawk

I would have to say no on Hill, but one of the best guys ever, a tireless rehab career. McGrady no way one of the most overrated players ever, lazy as heck, all offense, and only a few years was he one of the best scorers in the league. Now his cousin to me is a HOF, Vince Carter, but not first ballot. AI is a first ballot HOF. One of the most unique players to ever play the game along with Shaq, Barkley, AI is a SG at 6 feet tall and nobody could guard him, never seen another player like that. His touch around the basket was uncanny, so many touch shots, touch layups, so pretty, great hands, best handles ever, excellent jumper, excellent mid range, got mass steals always ripping that passing lane like no other.

champ
champ

Also Grant Hill won a Gold Medal for Team USA (aka Dream Team III) at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics...

Chris
Chris

Rice was one of my all-time favorites. Dude was a stud on the Hornets. Shot 47% from 3 that year averaging 5.6 attempts a game. I was a kid during that 96-97 season, but I remember hearing that he led the league in scoring after the all-star break. I'm probably biased, but I think he deserves it. And what more did he have to do to live up to expectations? Thought he had a great career regardless, had nothing else to prove.

ZULU13
ZULU13

Inversion is a lock. McGrady and Hill have accomplished a lot over a long spand of time. Neither had any personality issues with the league, and they came out and played with virtually nobody. The judgement of a player cannot be the number of rings, or we will be limited in seeing the same teams in the finals year after year, creating a boring league. T-Mac carried a mediocre team through 4 years, as Hill did in Detroit. Mac has 2 individual scoring titles, back to back, and Hill came back from a career ending injury to make his 7th All-star game in 2005. If there ever was a comeback award, Hill would have won that as well. Lastly, Hill has also won league awards by the Commissioner in recognition by the league. Yes MacGrady, and Yes Hill. No question Rice was a force, but was he one long enough to establish himself over the long haul. He played a lot, established a lot of stats, but was he THE MAN, ever? Longevity should make some credit, but never lead a category in a season. Rice, questionable.

@blacktiles
@blacktiles

Have you seen who is actually in the Hall? Their standards aren't exactly all that high.

Bogar Alonso
Bogar Alonso

I agree. I think we hold up basketball players to unrealistic expectations which have barred some of them entry from the Hall when they've deserved it. Rice will be one of them unfortunately.

@MoultonHawk
@MoultonHawk

TMac lost in the first round every year !

Bogar Alonso
Bogar Alonso

Thanks for chiming in. Agreed with the points brought up. Rice is certainly the most questionable, and probably won't ever make it, but with his accomplishments in college I think he deserves consideration. I don't think the conversation is even needed if just based on his NBA success alone.

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