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Discussion in 'Pistons and NBA' started by roscoe36, Mar 5, 2009.
Definitely for coaching!
How was Laimbeer's college career? Does high school bball count since it's basketball in general? Howabout Rucker Park stuff? Does the Professor have a chance to get in? By the way, he did win the rebounding title one year. No small accomplishment. Also this "From 1982 to 1990 no player in the league totaled more defensive rebounds." So, for an 8 year period, he was the premier defensive rebounder in the NBA. Also, when the Beastie Boys write a song about you, it should be an automatic induction: Not only did he get in his opponent's heads, but he distracted their fans too.
Yes and yes!!
Everyone outside of Detroit hated his guts...mostly because he had game behind his rep. HOF? HELL YAAH!
YouTube - Bill Laimbeer - Man of War! decent mix. little blury.
I added the high quality code to your link TaS, makes it a little better. That's a great video. I forgot how much I really liked Laimbeer. His standing jumpshot always seemed so effortless. Man, now there was a guy who gave up the body. 100% Win. No one was hated in the history of the NBA as much as Bill Laimbeer.
And then to think he played along side this guy... YouTube - Born To Be Wild-Dennis Rodman Mix Add a legend like Isiah and a coach on the floor like Joe D. That team would destroy this one so thoroughly it would be amazing. Would be fun to see actually.
That team would destroy any team currently playing today.
can you imagine the mind games they would play on todays teams? Not just our team but the lakers, Celtics and the cavs?
Laimbeer would be GRINNING in the lane waiting for LeBron... I want you...Bron Bron...
I have been to WNBA games, and do enjoy them. My daughter enjoys them too, but even she would tell you the NBA is a whole lot more entertaining. If Bill Laimbeer continues to coach another 20 years in the WNBA, and keeps having the success he has been having, sure, put him in the hall. However, Bill Laimbeer is a former NBA player, who most likely could coach in the NBA. Lets see him do it, and see how he does. Meanwhile, have any arena football coaches made the football hall? USFL?
Man, that Rodman/ Pearl Jam song really pumps me up. Pretty good fit for his personality I'd say.
We make such a big deal out of AA and Tay as defenders. Two Tays are not one Rodman, and AA couldn't wear JD's shoes. The amazing thing about the Bad Boys was that Joe, Bill and Worm were all great hustle defenders, and Worm could defend 1 ~ 5. The game is a lot more athletic now, and maybe I am being nostalgic, but the game was a lot tougher and competitive 20 years ago.
I've read this quote almost as many times as you claim to watch the game tapes, but I still fail to see how this addresses why the Hall of Fame should be limited to the NBA?
Haven't people been enshrined for ABA achievements? or other non-NBA (and not collegiate level) achievements?
There are only 14 teams in the WNBA. You have to factor that in to your equation too. I know Laimbeer didn't win 3 in a row and I know that some teams have better odds than others, but just for perspective, let's see what the odds are of winning 3 straight in the WNBA vs. NBA if all teams were equal. WNBA= 1 in 2,747 NBA= 1 in 27,000 So, it would be 10 times easier to do it in the WNBA than the NBA. Too bad we aren't talking about whether or not Flip Saunders' 3 coaching titles are good enough to get him in the HOF right now though.
Official Website of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame - Hall of Famers
I wrote this a couple years ago, and feel it is somewhat relevant to the discussion. YMMV. http://www.pistonsforum.com/pistons-basketball-articles/2255-hall-broken-fix-build-new-one.html
Aaah, what I wouldn't give to watch Rick Mahorn manhandle KG.
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