We’ve been spoiled the past two years with ridiculous Hall of Fame crops: Michael Jordan, John Stockton, David Robinson and Jerry Sloan in 2009, followed by Karl Malone, Scottie Pippen and the 1992 Dream Team in 2010. With that said, this has now opened the door for superstars left on the ballot to finally break through. Today, NBA.com’s Scott Howard-Cooper unveiled the nominees for the 2011 Hall of Fame class, but we’ll leave it up to you to decide. Here we go:
1. Reggie Miller
Career: 18.2 points, 3.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.1 steals
Awards: 5-time NBA All-Star, 3-time All-NBA Third Team
Extra: NBA record for career three-pointers made (2,560)
2. Chris Mullin
Career: 18.2 points, 4.1 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 1.6 steals
Awards: All-NBA First Team, 2-time All-NBA Second Team, All-NBA Third Team, 5-time NBA All-Star
Extra: 2-time Olympic gold medalist
3. Dennis Rodman
Career: 7.3 points, 13.1 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 11954 total rebounds
Awards: 5-time NBA Champion, 2-time NBA All-Star, 2-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year, 2-time All-NBA Third Team, 7-time All-Defensive First Team
Extra: 7-time NBA rebounding champion
4. Mark Jackson
Career: 9.6 points, 8.0 assists, 3.8 rebounds, 1.2 steals
Awards: NBA All-Star, Rookie of the Year
Extra: Third on the NBA’s all-time assists list (10,334)
5. Bernard King
Career: 22.5 points, 5.8 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 1.0 steal
Awards: 4-time NBA All-Star, 2-time All-NBA First Team, All-NBA Second Team, All-NBA Third Team
Extra: NBA Scoring Champion
The Rest: Maurice Cheeks, Spencer Haywood, Maurice Lucas, Sarunas Marciulionis, Arvydas Sabonis, Ralph Sampson, Chet Walker, Jamaal Wilkes
Note: Nominees must receive approval on at least seven of nine ballots in the North American group, and five of seven in the others, to become a finalist, cuts that will be announced at NBA All-Star Weekend. Finalists will need to receive at least 18 of 24 votes from a different panel — the names of voters are never released — to be announced at the Final Four as an inductee.
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