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  • Yes. He has one of the best collegiate careers ever.

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  • No. He was average at best in the NBA.

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    Is Christian Laettner a HOFer?

    I know that technically he is already in the HOF because the Dream Team is in the HOF, but does anybody think that he will get into the HOF based on his individual performance? I realize that his NBA career was average at best, but he is one of very few players to have won an NCAA title, an NBA title and an Olympic gold medal, and on top of all that he had was on the best collegiate careers of all time, with back-to-back NCAA titles. There are other players who have had average NBA careers but have made the HOF based on their collegiate careers, David Thompson comes to mind, though it could certainly be argued that he had a better NBA career than Laettner.

    So what do you guys think? Is a collegiate career as impressive as Laettner, coupled with his international play on the dream team, and the fact that he is one of very few players to have won at every level enough to get Laettner into the HOF?
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    Well, the 92 dream team already got inducted 2 yrs ago, and he happened to be on the team, so he got lucky.


    But individually, even with his Duke days, I say no.

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    The NBA HOF is the players who had stellar NBA careers. Christian Laettner did not. He was an absolute stud in college, but the college game and pro game are vastly different. Your college credentials to not carry over into NBA HOF consideration. Laettner was a journeyman in the NBA and in his best season was an All-Star reserve.

    EDIT: I'm sorry I did not know there was one HOF that combined HS, college, and NBA basketball all together. In that sense, Christian Laettner is definitely a HOF'er, but only for college, not the NBA.
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    Quote Originally Posted by davids22 View Post
    The NBA HOF is the players who had stellar NBA careers. Christian Laettner did not. He was an absolute stud in college, but the college game and pro game are vastly different. Your college credentials to not carry over into NBA HOF consideration. Laettner was a journeyman in the NBA and in his best season was an All-Star reserve.
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    Quote Originally Posted by davids22:22554329
    The NBA HOF is the players who had stellar NBA careers. Christian Laettner did not. He was an absolute stud in college, but the college game and pro game are vastly different. Your college credentials to not carry over into NBA HOF consideration. Laettner was a journeyman in the NBA and in his best season was an All-Star reserve.
    To bad its not only the NBA hof and its the naismith memorial basketball hof

    He may be inducted into the basketball HOF as a college player but to put him in the basketball hof because of his nba career (minus dream team) is an insult to most NBA players who played in the league


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    Quote Originally Posted by davids22 View Post
    The NBA HOF is the players who had stellar NBA careers. Christian Laettner did not. He was an absolute stud in college, but the college game and pro game are vastly different. Your college credentials to not carry over into NBA HOF consideration. Laettner was a journeyman in the NBA and in his best season was an All-Star reserve.
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    Quote Originally Posted by riveramk2 View Post
    To bad its not only the NBA hof and its the naismith memorial basketball hof

    He may be inducted into the basketball HOF as a college player but to put him in the basketball hof because of his nba career (minus dream team) is an insult to most NBA players who played in the league
    Oh, sorry. Didn't know there was only one joint HOF for basketball. In that case, yes he's a lock HOF'er for college, but in no way should it be for the NBA.
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    Quote Originally Posted by davids22 View Post
    The NBA HOF is the players who had stellar NBA careers. Christian Laettner did not. He was an absolute stud in college, but the college game and pro game are vastly different. Your college credentials to not carry over into NBA HOF consideration. Laettner was a journeyman in the NBA and in his best season was an All-Star reserve.
    There's isn't an "NBA HOF". It's the naithsmith HOF, and it includes international, NBA and collegiate players. Keep in mind, there are officials who've only officiated in teh NCAA in the HOF and coaches who have only coached high school in the HOF. The scope of the Naismith HOF is MUCH broader than the NBA.
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    Hahaha I had a good laugh when I saw it. Got it off the NBA subreddit on reddit.com. It's from an old episode of "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" where Colton is jealous of Will being the star on the team, so he steals the last shot from him and chucks it up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by davids22 View Post
    Hahaha I had a good laugh when I saw it. Got it off the NBA subreddit on reddit.com. It's from an old episode of "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" where Colton is jealous of Will being the star on the team, so he steals the last shot from him and chucks it up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JasonJohnHorn View Post
    I know that technically he is already in the HOF because the Dream Team is in the HOF, but does anybody think that he will get into the HOF based on his individual performance? I realize that his NBA career was average at best, but he is one of very few players to have won an NCAA title, an NBA title and an Olympic gold medal, and on top of all that he had was on the best collegiate careers of all time, with back-to-back NCAA titles. There are other players who have had average NBA careers but have made the HOF based on their collegiate careers, David Thompson comes to mind, though it could certainly be argued that he had a better NBA career than Laettner.

    So what do you guys think? Is a collegiate career as impressive as Laettner, coupled with his international play on the dream team, and the fact that he is one of very few players to have won at every level enough to get Laettner into the HOF?
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    Quote Originally Posted by davids22 View Post
    Hahaha I had a good laugh when I saw it. Got it off the NBA subreddit on reddit.com. It's from an old episode of "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" where Colton is jealous of Will being the star on the team, so he steals the last shot from him and chucks it up.
    Yeah I know. And it's fitting that WestBrook is short like Carlton and KD is tall like Will Smith.

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