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Old 04-26-2012, 08:00 PM   #1
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Default Is Kevin Johnson an NBA Hall of Fame player?

He was nominated by one of his staff members in the 2012 NBA Hall of Fame Ballot. KJ was one of the greatest Point Guards in NBA History. As the number 1 option of his team he led his Phoenix Suns in the 1989 and 1990 Western Conference Finals. Johnson was also one of the league leaders in assists per game during his prime.

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His injuries prevent him from being in the HOF. Had he had a couple of more full seasons of 19/10 he would have gotten in.
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Old 04-26-2012, 08:07 PM   #3
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His injuries prevent him from being in the HOF. Had he had a couple of more full seasons of 19/10 he would have gotten in.


His contemporaries and rival Tim Hardaway is also nominated. I love to see these 2 elite Point Guards in the 2012 NBA Hall of Fame. Mayor Johnson visited the Philippines back in the 1990's. Prime KJ would be the best PG in the NBA today.
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Old 04-26-2012, 08:19 PM   #4
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Absolutely.



Top 10 all-time. Better peak and prime and career than Tim Hardaway.
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Old 04-26-2012, 08:37 PM   #5
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Top 10 all-time. Better peak and prime and career than Tim Hardaway.

I'm a Suns homer but I don't think he's a top 10 PG all of time, top-10 peak maybe.

For overall career and achievements, these were better:

Magic Johnson
Isiah Thomas
John Stockton
Oscar Robertson
Jason Kidd
Steve Nash
Gary Payton
Bob Cousy
Walt Frazier
Nate Archibald
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Old 04-26-2012, 08:40 PM   #6
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I'm a Suns homer but I don't think he's a top 10 PG all of time, top-10 peak maybe.

For overall career and achievements, these were better:

Magic Johnson
Isiah Thomas
John Stockton
Oscar Robertson
Jason Kidd
Steve Nash
Gary Payton
Bob Cousy
Walt Frazier
Nate Archibald




I can respect that. But I wouldn't have Tiny on my list. I'd have KJ at #10.




Where do you have him?
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Old 04-26-2012, 08:51 PM   #7
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Oh yeah. KJ was legit. In his 11 seasons with the Suns, KJ was an All-Star three times and an All-NBA Second Team member four times. Oh yeah. I can see KJ in the HOF.
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Old 04-26-2012, 09:01 PM   #8
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Top 10 all-time. Better peak and prime and career than Tim Hardaway.
You sure, they are about even.
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Old 04-26-2012, 09:11 PM   #9
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I can respect that. But I wouldn't have Tiny on my list. I'd have KJ at #10.




Where do you have him?

Archibald had like 5 elite seasons. Besides he won a chip, and had more all star games than KJ or Tim, and was selected to the 50 greatest players list.

I have KJ at 11, Tim at 12th.
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Archibald had like 5 elite seasons. Besides he won a chip, and had more all star games than KJ or Tim, and was selected to the 50 greatest players list.

I have KJ at 11, Tim at 12th.




I know. That's a pretty good list. I'd switch KJ and Tiny, but that's cool.



But the All-Star games don't matter to me. I would have had KJ twice on the 3rd Team, thrice on the 2nd Team, and 1st Team in 94.
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Old 04-26-2012, 09:49 PM   #12
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Um, no. And seriously doubt he ever does.
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Old 04-26-2012, 09:59 PM   #13
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if Reggie Miler gets in , tbh its hard to keep people out.
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Um, no. And seriously doubt he ever does.



Um, yes.
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Old 04-26-2012, 10:17 PM   #15
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if Reggie Miler gets in , tbh its hard to keep people out.

i agree with this.... if reggie gets in then you gotta let just about everyone in.
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