Discussion in 'Pistons and NBA' started by Nemo, Dec 5, 2009.
That was for NBA 2K5.
Those were the daaays. *sigh*
Would the Malice at The Palace not affect HoF voters' thoughts? I think it would.
All he did was push a guy. Should have been a simple tech.
The barometer for defensive guys like Big Ben is Dennis Rodman.
If Rodman doesn't get in (and he should)... then Ben has absolutely no chance of getting in.
Maybe it would be easier if they just started a DHOF.
Ben has been a puzzlement to me. That's why I started this thread (my very first). I was proud of him as a Piston, mad at him for leaving, disappointed that he didn't play better when gone, and surprised at his comeback. I truly didn't think he had it in him.
But at this point, I'd like him to first...lead us back to the promised land (Flip Saunders Years) and then have him retire in style.
This, and the fact that there is no NBA HoF. Just a basketball one.
D$$$, tears rolling down to my keyboard.
Interesting, I think Rodmans crazy exterior (because he's not crazy on the inside) prevents him from getting in. We're all surprised by Ben's numbers at age 35, but just take a look at Rodmans numbers after age 30, simply amazing:
Dennis Rodman Past Stats, Playoff Stats, Statistics, History, and Awards
Ben Wallace's total rebounding percentage (offensive and defensive) this season places him in a tie for 4th in the league.
Okafor/ Ben Wallace
I would say no.In this time of NBA everyone is looking for a great scorer rather than a great defensive stoper and the same will go for HOF players.The great players will go there,but if we are talking about those like Ben,Rodman,Mutambo,Bobby Jones... who did the dirty job and were in the shadows they won't get there.People will rather pick the all offense no defense Amare,but no Ben.
If Amare Stoudemire can get into the Hall of Fame and not Ben, I'm done watching the NBA.
Amare's done nothing to warrant HOF consideration.
Don't be surprised if Mutombo makes it to HOF. He's done a lot to expand the reach of NBA to Africa. He also is an example of players giving back to their communities; I think he built a hospital or something in his home country.
Dekembe Mutombo is even cooler to say than Coynejeremy. He gets my vote for the HOF.
I LOL'd at that one.
He gets my vote too. But I wonder if Stern would give the 'finger waggle' action back at Mutombo....
I would put Pumpo in the Hall of Fame for the finger wag alone!
Other cool things about Mutumbo:
His name means banana.
His voice is identical to the cookie monster.
Back to topic.
I believe Ben Wallace should absolutely be in the Hall of Fame, as should Dennis Rodman.
HOF should be for people who had a profound impact on the game. Nobody can deny that Big Ben's impact was anything but that. His work ethic, his relentless play and his passion and energy is unmatched.
Yeah,Big Ben is the perfect example that working hard and not giving up you can reach great hights and that potenial is nothing,if you don't work your ass off.
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