Why is Rick Barry seemingly so forgotten by modern NBA fans and analysts? Whenever a list of the top SFs all time get mentioned, inevitably there’s Lebron and Bird, Dr J, KD and Pippen get mentioned, and sometimes Elgin Baylor, James Worthy, Dominique Wilkins and even Paul Pierce get thrown in. ..but what about Rick… Continue reading Rick Barry is probably the most underrated SF ever
So far here seems to be the order of selection criteria: Regular season MVP – so far every player who has won MVP either in NBA or ABA has been elected to the Hall of Fame. We’ll see if Derrick Rose becomes the first player not to get in. Scoring leader – Yes this is actually a… Continue reading How does the basketball Hall of Fame determine who gets in?
Honestly, I think it’s part ignorance and part denial. First of all, since Wilt played in the 1960s and he’s no longer around to defend himself, and most of the people who watched him play are getting too old themselves, it’s very easy for the typical Gen Z / Millenial fan to point out that:… Continue reading Why do so many casual NBA fans discredit Wilt Chamberlain because he played in a “weak” era?