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Accomplishments: NBA Champion (2004), 4x Defensive Player of the Year, 4x All-Star, 3x All-NBA Second Team, 2x All-NBA Third Team, 5x All-Defensive First Team, All-Defensive Second Team (2007)
NBA Career Statistics: 6.0 PPG, 10.0 RPG, 1.4 APG, 2.0 BPG, 1.3 SPG
HOF Chances: Unlikely
If there is a borderline Hall of Famer on this list, it's Detroit's Ben Wallace.
Wallace has made himself a living off of his defense alone. He won Defensive Player of the Year four times, was selected to five First Teams, and made four All-Star games. He even received All-NBA honors for the Second and Third Teams on a number of occasions.
But the question is if he can make it to the Hall on just defense. To that I say, maybe. If Dennis Rodman just did it, why can't Big Ben?
Compare these honors:
Rodman: NBA Champion (5x), Defensive Player of the Year (2x), All-Star Selection (2x)
Wallace: NBA Champion (1x), Defensive Player of the Year (4x), All-Star Selection (4x)
Crazy Dennis Rodman may have won four more times, but Wallace has more Defensive Player awards and more All-Star selections.