For as many people who love Kobe Bryant, there are just as many who'd love to see him disappear. His on-the-court action is that of legend, but some of his off-the-court actions have his detractors frothing at the mouth.
But let's be honest: Anyone who says he's not a lock for the Hall of Fame should be fitted for a straitjacket.
The Black Mamba is a minor version of a controversial star whose contributions supersede any problems he's had in the past. Compared to some of the people on this list, however, he's a saint.
These guys have had some sort of scandal or found themselves in the news for no good reason, and for some critics that might be enough to keep them out of their respective Halls. But what these 30 have in common is that they both have the skills and the stats to earn their way in regardless.