Tracy McGrady or Grant Hill: Who is More Hall of Fame Worthy?

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Tracy McGrady or Grant Hill: Who is More Hall of Fame Worthy?

Now before you start yelling at your computer and leaving ridiculous comments because I’m mentioning these players in the same sentence as Jordan, please do a little research on the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. You might want to start with a little research on players like Bill Bradley, K.C. Jones, Bob Houbregs, and Tom Gola.

It might also help to look up players like Artis Gilmore, Jo Jo White, Bernard King, Dennis Rodman, and Mark Aguirre. That will give you a great understanding on how flawed the NBA Hall of Fame really is. Unfortunately, we can’t fix it but we can make a case as to who should be in it.

Well, to begin, is there certain criterion that one has to possess to make them a first ballot Hall of Famer? What makes someone a Hall of Famer in the first place?

Your casual NBA fan will argue that a player must have won a championship in order to be considered for the Hall of Fame. Of course, that argument has to be thrown under a bus when you sit down and realize that Darko Milicic, Luke Walton, and Matt Bonner all have won championships.

We could also look at players in the Hall of Fame like Bob Lanier, Dominique Wilkins, Adrian Dantley, Alex English, Charles Barkley, Karl Marlone, and John Stockton, to name a few. All of those players have one thing in common: none of them have a little gold ring that declares them an NBA World Champion.

So now that we know that you don’t need a championship to make it to the Hall of Fame, what exactly do you need?

It’s difficult to say what makes someone a Hall of Famer based on the players who have been enshrined into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and the players who have been left out. But if you look at the mission of the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame, it says that its mission is to, “Honor and celebrate basketball’s greatest moments and people.”

My argument is that both of these candidates are some of basketball’s greatest people and have produced some of basketball’s greatest moments. The question is which one deserves to be in the Hall of Fame more?

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