This article in yesterday's Free Press talks about Joe D. choosing Isiah to introduce him at the Hall of Fame induction ceremony next month. Only existing members can introduce new members, so Isiah is the obvious choice. Joe is now eligible to introduce the next Piston who can make it all the way to Springfield. So who will it be? If Grant Hill had stayed healthy, he would definitely have made it, though perhaps not as a Piston. Big Ben might have had a shot if the Pistons had won in 2005 or 2006, and he still has a chance if he can lead Chicago to a title (but again, perhaps not as a Piston). And after that... This situation is somewhat odd. After all, the Pistons won one title just two years ago, almost won another, and some here think the window is still open for the current team. I wanted to find out how unusual it is to win a title with no Hall of Famers on your team. I've made a list of NBA champions in the last 30 years, along with their Finals MVP, and enshrined or probable Hall of Famers. Each Finals MVP is listed first and appears in bold. Players in red are already in the Hall, and players in blue are not yet eligible for induction, but are headed for the Hall in my judgment. Enshrined or prospective players who made minimal contributions that year are labeled as ghosts. Players who won the Finals MVP but do not appear to be headed for the Hall of Fame appear in black. 2006 Heat Dwayne Wade, Shaquille O'Neal (ghost of Gary Payton) 2005 Spurs Tim Duncan 2004 Pistons Chauncey Billups 2003 Spurs Tim Duncan, David Robinson 2002 Lakers Shaquille O'Neal, Kobe Bryant 2001 Lakers Shaquille O'Neal, Kobe Bryant 2000 Lakers Shaquille O'Neal, Kobe Bryant 1999 Spurs Tim Duncan, David Robinson 1998 Bulls Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen 1997 Bulls Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen 1996 Bulls Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen 1995 Rockets Hakeem Olajuwon, Clyde Drexler 1994 Rockets Hakeem Olajuwon 1993 Bulls Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen 1992 Bulls Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen 1991 Bulls Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen 1990 Pistons Isiah Thomas, Joe Dumars 1989 Pistons Joe Dumars, Isiah Thomas 1988 Lakers James Worthy, Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 1987 Lakers Magic Johnson, James Worthy, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 1986 Celtics Larry Bird, Robert Parrish, Kevin McHale (ghost of Bill Walton) 1985 Lakers Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson, James Worthy 1984 Celtics Larry Bird, Robert Parrish, Kevin McHale 1983 76ers Moses Malone, Julius Erving 1982 Lakers Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Bob McAdoo 1981 Celtics Cedric Maxwell, Larry Bird, Tiny Archibald, Robert Parish, Kevin McHale 1980 Lakers Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 1979 Sonics Dennis Johnson 1978 Bullets Wes Unseld, Elvin Hayes 1977 Blazers Bill Walton I'm being very conservative in my Hall of Fame predictions (I consulted basketball-reference.com). The only reach is Dwayne Wade, who probably needs to play a couple more years to be a lock for the Hall. Some others might get in eventually, including Dennis Johnson (1979, 1981, 1984, and 1986), Maurice Cheeks (1983), and the ghost of Alonzo Mourning (2006). So where's the next Hall of Famer for the Pistons? Do we have to wait for Unko Debunkalogo?