Basketball Is Ben Wallace a Hall of Famer

Is Ben Wallace a Hall of Famer?

  • Yes

    Votes: 2 6.9%
  • No

    Votes: 27 93.1%

  • Total voters
    29

kutzy

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Ok... before the :flame: , I must admit this is out of left field, but I think he is a HOFer.

I would say the best defensive player of his ERA and he has a ring to help with his case. He has absolutely no offensive skills but it could be said Detroit was nothing without his defense.

I could bring up more pros and cons, but want to bring up the discussion first..... so, VOTE! and discuss!
 

bizzydesigner

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I vote no. For one thing which I think is a major key, he wasn't dominant long enough
 

HiEnd

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Not even close. If Chris Mullin is not a HOF'er,there's no way on this planet a 1 dimensional Wallace is
 

tigsfan

Bench Warmer
He falls in that category that the MLB HOF uses a lot: good career, but not HOF worthy. Look at guys like Alan Trammell, Dale Murphy, and even Kirk Gibson. None of them are in the hall because there career's weren't living up to others that are already in.

Big Ben didn't dominant for most of his career (remember Cavs/Bulls years), was a pure defensive player, and on top of that only 1 Defensive POTY award. I can't make him a HOFer in all seriousness.
 

ac-n-mike

Bench Warmer
IF Dennis Rodman is not a Hall of Famer... NO WAY Ben Wallace is

Rodman is quite possibly the greatest rebounder EVER

5x NBA Champion (1989, 1990, 1996, 1997, 1998)
2x NBA Defensive Player of the Year (1990, 1991)
7x NBA All-Defensive First Team Selection
7x NBA Rebounding Champion (1992–1998)


Rodman was GREAT/DOMINANT for 8 ,9, maybe even 10 years

Wallace was GOOD for 5 years at most..

Rodman played 14 seasons (2 decent years at the begining...career high 11.6 pts his 2nd year, won NBA Championships his 3rd and 4th year, was the MOST dominant rebounder for 8 years (winning 3 more Championships) after that and then "decline in the last 2 season of his career and still had 11.2 and 14.3 reb per game)

Wallace played 15 seasons (4 at the begining pretty non-existant, 5 GOOD seasons, and has been on the decline for the last 5+ seasons)


IF Wallace makes it into the Hall BEFORE Rodman.... it's BOGUS
 

Steve_O_21

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ac-n-mike said:
IF Dennis Rodman is not a Hall of Famer... NO WAY Ben Wallace is

Rodman is quite possibly the greatest rebounder EVER

5x NBA Champion (1989, 1990, 1996, 1997, 1998)
2x NBA Defensive Player of the Year (1990, 1991)
7x NBA All-Defensive First Team Selection
7x NBA Rebounding Champion (1992–1998)


Rodman was GREAT/DOMINANT for 8 ,9, maybe even 10 years

Wallace was GOOD for 5 years at most..

Rodman played 14 seasons (2 decent years at the begining...career high 11.6 pts his 2nd year, won NBA Championships his 3rd and 4th year, was the MOST dominant rebounder for 8 years (winning 3 more Championships) after that and then "decline in the last 2 season of his career and still had 11.2 and 14.3 reb per game)

Wallace played 15 seasons (4 at the begining pretty non-existant, 5 GOOD seasons, and has been on the decline for the last 5+ seasons)


IF Wallace makes it into the Hall BEFORE Rodman.... it's BOGUS
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kutzy

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ac-n-mike said:
IF Dennis Rodman is not a Hall of Famer... NO WAY Ben Wallace is

Rodman is quite possibly the greatest rebounder EVER

5x NBA Champion (1989, 1990, 1996, 1997, 1998)
2x NBA Defensive Player of the Year (1990, 1991)
7x NBA All-Defensive First Team Selection
7x NBA Rebounding Champion (1992–1998)


Rodman was GREAT/DOMINANT for 8 ,9, maybe even 10 years

Wallace was GOOD for 5 years at most..

Rodman played 14 seasons (2 decent years at the begining...career high 11.6 pts his 2nd year, won NBA Championships his 3rd and 4th year, was the MOST dominant rebounder for 8 years (winning 3 more Championships) after that and then "decline in the last 2 season of his career and still had 11.2 and 14.3 reb per game)

Wallace played 15 seasons (4 at the begining pretty non-existant, 5 GOOD seasons, and has been on the decline for the last 5+ seasons)


IF Wallace makes it into the Hall BEFORE Rodman.... it's BOGUS
Ben had 6 years... maybe 7. But he did have 6 All Defensive teams... And we all know why Dennis Rodman isnt in the HOF and it has NOTHING to do with his playing skills. Dennis Rodman should have been a first or second ballot Hall of Famer EASILY. His off the court antics is what caused him to drop off as of now.
 

Ground Support

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If Ben Wallace would have never left Detroit, he would have a more solid case to become a HOFer.

Instead he went to Chicago and folded (with all the other Bulls) under all the Kobe for the entire bulls team trade talk..

He will get his number retired in Detroit, but no way is he a HOFer.

BTW, Rodman isn't a class act, where Big Ben is. Big Ben did a lot for the Detroit Community, and for fans of his. Rodman kicked a camera man in the nuts.
 

kutzy

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Ground Support said:
If Ben Wallace would have never left Detroit, he would have a more solid case to become a HOFer.

Instead he went to Chicago and folded (with all the other Bulls) under all the Kobe for the entire bulls team trade talk..

He will get his number retired in Detroit, but no way is he a HOFer.

BTW, Rodman isn't a class act, where Big Ben is. Big Ben did a lot for the Detroit Community, and for fans of his. Rodman kicked a camera man in the nuts.

Something that the NBA also looks at, that no other hall of fame looks at. Character. Some people get in the NBA HOF on character alone.
 
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