He made one All-Star team in a 16-year career. McCarthy hit .292 and he could steal some bases, but he’s a worse player than Carl Crawford, and has no business being in the Hall of Fame. There is no NBA Hall of Fame. Haines pitched to a WHIP of 1.35 and his 32.6 career WAR is significantly lower than the average Hall of Fame pitcher WAR of 73.9. This is not to say that Walt Bellamy wasn't a great player. It's the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame and includes not just NBA, but encompasses women's basketball, the old ABA, college, and international basketball greats. It's a hot mess. These NBA players should have their Hall of Fame credentials revoked. Steve Nash and Jason Kidd should make the Hall of Fame easily, but none of the others. If we're looking at things from a purely historical perspective, Chuck Cooper deserves to be in the Hall of Fame. NBA Predictions for the 2020-21 NBA Season, Top 10 Best Dunking Little Men In NBA History, Top 10 NBA Players Who Were Ruined By Their Entourage. While Richmond averaged 21 points per game over a 14… More than anything, though, the standard by which NBA players enter the Hall of Fame is the most bothersome. He never made an All-NBA Team. It's worth noting Radja chose not to play in the NBA, against the best competition, for three years before eventually joining the team in 1993. McGrady put up big numbers and won two NBA scoring titles, but he went so in the tank down the stretch of his career that his scoring average dropped below 20 points. Who is the worst player in the Hall of Fame? 1943 (Crystal City, Missouri), Career stats: 742 G, 12.4 PPG, 3.2 RPG, 3.4 APG. Basketball Hall of Famers, Ordered Alphabetically Full list of players, coaches, contributors, referees and teams inducted to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, sorted by name. - Page 44 His body ravaged by injuries, Sabonis was a pretty decent role player for six seasons. The Hall of Fame missed the mark with these players. He did a lot better as a player/coach with the Hawks for most of the 1960s, but he never made the NBA Finals as a player or as a coach. Other guys like James Harden (projected 74% chance) and Blake Griffin (projected 27% chance) can still miss the cut, if they don’t add more to their resume. And he only has 23 career playoff games. Davies, who was a star at Seton Hall, wasn't even the best point guard during his NBA playing days, and it's worth pointing out the league didn't even begin integrating until 1950. 24/7 Wall St. reviewed the Hall of Fame inductees for the four major U.S. sports leagues — the NFL, MLB, NBA, and NHL — to determine the teams with the most Hall of Fame players. Teams: Detroit Pistons (1994-2000), Orlando Magic (2000-07), Phoenix Suns (2007-12), Los Angeles Clippers (2012-13), Career stats: 1,026 G, 16.7 PPG, 6.0 RPG. Guy Rodgers was a great point guard in his era, led the NBA in assists two seasons and played alongside some of the greatest players in NBA history, including racking up 20 assists in Wilt Chamberlain's 100-point game in 1962. He’s going to help you win a lot of games, in both the regular season and the playoffs. But Dantley's real story was off the court as a malcontent and bad teammate, and his trade from the Pistons to the Mavericks in 1989 jump-started back-to-back NBA titles for Detroit. He led a team to an NBA title in his prime when he won with the Rochester Royals in 1951. Carmelo Anthony. After a devastating ankle injury in 2000, he was a role player. And the fact that the college basketball Hall of Fame and the professional basketball Hall of Fame aren't completely separate entities (there actually is a College Basketball Hall of Fame run by the NCAA) is a head-scratcher. Related: Most Overrated NBA Players of All Time. I went one step further than many people go with these lists. level 2. The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts, is the ultimate destination for the game's greatest talents. The voting process is so secretive, exclusive and convoluted you need an advanced physics degree and top CIA clearance to understand it correctly. And he's more known for flopping than anything else. Delayed from last August by the coronavirus pandemic, Hall of Fame weekend will be held May 13-15. And for good reason. Born: April 24, 1967 (Split, Croatia, Yugoslavia), Career stats: 224 G, 16.7 PPG, 8.4 RPG, 1.8 APG. UFC 257: McGregor vs. Poirier 2 Predictions. His career WAR of 16.2 is the lowest among position players in the Hall of Fame, and represents the same value as two seasons from Mike Trout. But he's in the Hall of Fame because of his college, Olympic and NBA careers combined. Injury aside, he made it past the first round of the playoffs just once in 19 seasons. Cervi's career highlight was making one All-NBA Team, in 1950, and ended up averaging 7.9 points for his career. Louis Hawks (1954-56), Fort Wayne Pistons (1956), Career stats: 409 G, 6.7 PPG, 5.9 RPG, 1.8 APG. More than anything, though, the standard by which NBA players enter the Hall of Fame is the most bothersome. For the first six seasons of his career, he was one of the NBA's elite players. The thing Earl Monroe did better than anyone was that he had style. Teams: New York Knicks (1956-63), St. Louis/Atlanta Hawks (1963-67, 1968-70), Career stats: 848 G, 17.3 PPG, 5.0 RPG, 5.0 APG. A look at the worst alleged things that have been done by members of sports Halls of Fame. There have been few bigger basketball curiosities than Ralph Sampson — a 7-foot-4 center who was in the spotlight from the time he was in high school. They even can make Hall of Famers … For players, induction into the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame, which touts its acknowledgement of amateur and pro standouts, is nearly impossible without a stellar NBA … There are so many HOF members who played only college ball and for other leagues before the NBA was formed that it is hard to identify the worst player. Active players are listed in bold text Members of the Hall of Fame are marked with an asterisk (*) Explanation of Hall of Fame … In another case of a really good but not great player making it to the Hall of Fame, Bailey Howell isn't even being considered for induction without four late-career seasons with the Celtics. I found 20 Hall of Famers who rank for one stat, Wins Above Average as the worst players enshrined. He only played seven seasons and averaged 4.9 assists per game for his career, which is low even for that era. The Princeton-educated Rhodes Scholar, NCAA player of the year and future U.S. senator delayed his NBA debut two years to study at Oxford. Some guys you see and kind of scratch your head like, “Really? View this gallery (10 Photos) Bet Like A Hall Of Famer. While I wouldn’t suggest any stat offers definitive proof in this regard, the results here struck me. Marciulionis didn't spend his entire prime overseas and was in the NBA by the time he was 25, so his career numbers of 12.8 points, 2.3 rebounds and 2.2 assists are a pretty good indicator of what his ceiling was. Sometimes individual stats do not make the man and yet at the same time, nobody wants to give credit to a guy who rides…