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td0tsfinest
11-13-2009, 10:57 PM
Before you answer, here me out.

Reggie Miller's reputation is based purely on his shooting ability yet he never led the NBA in scoring. He was among the top 10 scorers only once in his career. Back in 89-90 he finished at the #8 spot.

Reggie never made a 1st Team All NBA or a 2nd Team All NBA. He's only made 5 all star appearances. Reggie was never Top 20 in assists or rebounds.

Reggie was not a defender. Reggie was a one dimensional player. And even though scoring was consider his strength, there were a lot of other players in that era who were much better scorers.

His greatest accomplishment was becoming the associations leader in 3 pointers made.(Though Ray Allen is only 248 behind him, with plenty of time). But is this enough for Reggie to be inducted?

asandhu23
11-13-2009, 10:58 PM
why is this even a question?

Confusion
11-13-2009, 10:59 PM
Obviously.

Toenail Clipper
11-13-2009, 11:02 PM
Hell yeah!

B.JenningsMVP
11-13-2009, 11:02 PM
Yes

td0tsfinest
11-13-2009, 11:05 PM
why is this even a question?

career scoring average of 18.2 points per game is good, but not great.

rebound (3.0/game) and assist (3.0/game) averages weren't particularly impressive.

selected to play in only five All-Star Games, a low total for a Hall of Famer.

There are 22 players who have been selected to play in exactly five NBA All-Star Games and are eligible for the Hall, and only nine of them have been elected.

Miller received MVP votes in only two different seasons, finishing his career with a grand total of just 3 points in the MVP voting.

Despite being on numerous good teams, Miller was never on a team that won an NBA championship.

ManRam
11-13-2009, 11:07 PM
You make a great argument as to why he shouldn't. I think he should wait a few years, but he'll get in eventually. He may be one of the most overrated players ever though. He was one-dimensional...and he was a poor defender.

J4KOP99
11-13-2009, 11:08 PM
Absolutely.


This isn't baseball, you can't simply judge him on statistics.

ManRam
11-13-2009, 11:10 PM
Absolutely.


This isn't baseball, you can't simply judge him on statistics.

So what else do you judge him on? Not winning awards or championships? Being a decent broadcaster? What??

td0tsfinest
11-13-2009, 11:12 PM
Absolutely.


This isn't baseball, you can't simply judge him on statistics.

so what do you judge for a HOF nominee?

notoriouzzzz
11-13-2009, 11:15 PM
HOF should be more than just stats. He's had his impact on the nba. This shouldn't even be a question! If there is an exception then Reggie has to be that exception! Which one of those HOF player don't give him the respect he's earned or which one of em would say he doesn't deserve to be in the HOF

J4KOP99
11-13-2009, 11:28 PM
"He's one of the greatest clutch players that I've ever seen, if not the greatest." Isiah Thomas


When you think about the Pacers, you think about Reggie Miller.

He carried that team for many years and was always in the playoffs. He put the team on his back in 2000 and ended up losing to the Lakers in the finals. If people want to say he was overrated, fine, he never won a title but we have to remember the time he was playing. He was one of the top 3 or 4 players in the east during the 90's.(An incredibly tough conference during that period of time with Michael, Scottie and the New York Knicks-who he made his *****.)

He was one of the few who could go up against Jordan and still put of a fight. The guy as I said earlier, has knocked down huge shots all throughout his career and is one of 5 other guys a basketball fan would immediatly think of when talking about clutch players.

VCaintdead17
11-13-2009, 11:48 PM
Most definitely.

TopsyTurvy
11-14-2009, 12:42 AM
Number one reason Reggie should be inducted, his leg kick. He drew more fouls with that leg than anyone and indoctrinated an entire generation of players into his method of getting to the line. Reason number two - he's got the 3pt record. In Reggie's era, the 3-point shot was still a skill shot. In the more modern game, the three point specialist is a relic of the past. Even bigs drop back and stroke it from downtown with regularity.

theuuord
11-14-2009, 12:44 AM
yes.

Speedrunner86
11-14-2009, 01:03 AM
Reggie Miller made Indiana basketball what it was, the most consistent franchise of the 90s/early 2000s. He was clutch, his three point shot was deadly, he brought a knew scrappy style of play, and he was a winner even without a ring.

And did I mention he was clutch? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtPaMgyz4ec

desertrat218
11-14-2009, 01:55 AM
career scoring average of 18.2 points per game is good, but not great.

rebound (3.0/game) and assist (3.0/game) averages weren't particularly impressive.

selected to play in only five All-Star Games, a low total for a Hall of Famer.

There are 22 players who have been selected to play in exactly five NBA All-Star Games and are eligible for the Hall, and only nine of them have been elected.

Miller received MVP votes in only two different seasons, finishing his career with a grand total of just 3 points in the MVP voting.

Despite being on numerous good teams, Miller was never on a team that won an NBA championship.

He was stuck playing against the Bulls who had the advantage of every questionable call in the post season.

abe_froman
11-14-2009, 01:57 AM
Despite being on numerous good teams, Miller was never on a team that won an NBA championship.

you give a good argument up to this

its not a strong candidacy,but he'll get in

Raph12
11-14-2009, 02:03 AM
Clutchest shooter of all time.

Though his stats weren't outstanding, he had a huge impact on the league and the game as a whole.

Definitely yes from me.

Chronz
11-14-2009, 03:15 AM
Probably but thats not saying much at all, we really need to define hof status. There should be different levels of a HOF career.
Like Reggie is a Level 2 HOFer

Ive flip flopped so many times about his stature as a player, but Im very comfortable with saying hes not had a better career than Ray Allen now. Reggie was never a superstar, he was a fringe all-star for nearly 2 decades. That counts for alot, but not more than being at the top of the league even if it were only for a season or 2.

As for his clutchness, hes had his fair share of playoff stinkers. Absolute stinkbombs, and his teams were still in a position to win, winning a few. Reggie had a really good supporting cast in place, so even though hes been through a shitload of playoff battles, given his support its not that impressive.

Lone Maverick
11-14-2009, 04:51 AM
Not even a question imo. Absolutely he deserves to be in the HOF.

nipo10847
11-14-2009, 05:13 AM
Before you answer, here me out.

Reggie Miller's reputation is based purely on his shooting ability yet he never led the NBA in scoring. He was among the top 10 scorers only once in his career. Back in 89-90 he finished at the #8 spot.

Reggie never made a 1st Team All NBA or a 2nd Team All NBA. He's only made 5 all star appearances. Reggie was never Top 20 in assists or rebounds.

Reggie was not a defender. Reggie was a one dimensional player. And even though scoring was consider his strength, there were a lot of other players in that era who were much better scorers.

His greatest accomplishment was becoming the associations leader in 3 pointers made.(Though Ray Allen is only 248 behind him, with plenty of time). But is this enough for Reggie to be inducted?

WTF!!!! ****** thread! "He is the greatest clutch player ever."

spreadeagle
11-14-2009, 05:28 AM
so what do you judge for a HOF nominee?

Anyone who ever watched Reggie play,knows he deserves to be there.He was a beast and hella fun to watch.Great shooter,great for the game,The whole NY spike lee thing is one of the coolest things I remember bout hoops growing up.

Nirvanaskurdt
11-14-2009, 05:36 AM
I voted Yes.. Reggie was the man:) one of my favorite players of all time:D who voted no? :p

Its Miller Time:cool:

xxxplicit69
11-14-2009, 06:25 AM
I do feel reggie is a HOF, he didnt avg. 25ppg but he was one of the most clutch shooters of all-time. he was definately indiana's best player of all time prior to granger. reggie was great from 3 and for the 90s he definately stood out. perimeter players didnt score as much then as they do now, but his impact none the less were a lot bigger than his numbers. i think rip hamilton is a HOF, maybe not first ballot but definately would get in, and miller had numbers like hamilton and better minus the ring.

Statik1
11-14-2009, 06:46 AM
Prepare for rape in 5 4 3 2 .... wtf kind of thread is this ?

I absolutely hated him as a Laker fan but still gave him credit is where credit is due. One of the greatest shooters the game will ever see.

blazerman
11-14-2009, 07:00 AM
Im quite certain Miller was 11th or 12th in most yrs in scoring (just outside the top 10) and he was clutch. His teams made it to the playoffs just about every yr and he was a very good team player and won alot of games for his teams.
Only a ****** or someone who never really watchedc him play would think he didnt deserve to be a HOF'er.

Ray_R
11-14-2009, 09:36 AM
I think he will get in. He is like most people already said it the greatest Clutch shooter. Just like i thnk eventually Ray allen would get in and he was just a great shooter.

caseyv415
11-14-2009, 10:27 AM
How is this even a question

PennyMy#1
11-14-2009, 10:41 AM
There is NO question.

Reggie Miller is HOF material without any doubt. Period.

Jaji
11-14-2009, 10:57 AM
Of course he's going to the HOF. This is the dumbest thread ever.

Kakaroach
11-14-2009, 12:45 PM
Yeah its no question he will be inducted. Best shooter the league has ever seen.

bigsams50
11-14-2009, 12:49 PM
I think he's a lock for the hall. Just maybe not first ballet

69centers
11-14-2009, 01:20 PM
Of course he's going to the HOF. This is the dumbest thread ever.

Agreed. Someone close this, lock it, and delete it from public display. This thread is humiliating. :pity:

aWiLL 20
11-14-2009, 01:20 PM
this is no question, most clutch player of all time.

knickfan4life
11-14-2009, 01:27 PM
Before you answer, here me out.

Reggie Miller's reputation is based purely on his shooting ability yet he never led the NBA in scoring. He was among the top 10 scorers only once in his career. Back in 89-90 he finished at the #8 spot.

Reggie never made a 1st Team All NBA or a 2nd Team All NBA. He's only made 5 all star appearances. Reggie was never Top 20 in assists or rebounds.

Reggie was not a defender. Reggie was a one dimensional player. And even though scoring was consider his strength, there were a lot of other players in that era who were much better scorers.

His greatest accomplishment was becoming the associations leader in 3 pointers made.(Though Ray Allen is only 248 behind him, with plenty of time). But is this enough for Reggie to be inducted?

Which player EVER made the 3 point shot the way Reggie did? for the simple fact of how pure his shot was, hes in, most def

FXMAN
11-14-2009, 01:40 PM
One of the most Clutch players to ever play the game. Also one of the most fun to watch. Anyone that thinks he Should not be in the HOF is just a hater or a Knicks fan

JayW_1023
11-14-2009, 03:01 PM
Reggie is living proof that you don't have to be athletically gifted to impose your will on the game. Reggie overcame his lack of physical dominance with smarts, clutch shooting and heart. I think he is one of those intangible players you shouldn't judge by his numbers.

jetsfan28
11-14-2009, 03:02 PM
One of the most Clutch players to ever play the game. Also one of the most fun to watch. Anyone that thinks he Should not be in the HOF is just a hater or a Knicks fan

Actually, most real Knicks fans have a ton of respect for Reggie

FlakeyFool
11-14-2009, 03:14 PM
dumb thread, hes a hall of famer

Lakersfan2483
11-14-2009, 03:15 PM
Before you answer, here me out.

Reggie Miller's reputation is based purely on his shooting ability yet he never led the NBA in scoring. He was among the top 10 scorers only once in his career. Back in 89-90 he finished at the #8 spot.

Reggie never made a 1st Team All NBA or a 2nd Team All NBA. He's only made 5 all star appearances. Reggie was never Top 20 in assists or rebounds.

Reggie was not a defender. Reggie was a one dimensional player. And even though scoring was consider his strength, there were a lot of other players in that era who were much better scorers.

His greatest accomplishment was becoming the associations leader in 3 pointers made.(Though Ray Allen is only 248 behind him, with plenty of time). But is this enough for Reggie to be inducted?

He definitely has hall of fame credentials, top 25 all time in terms of the scoring list, one of the greatest clutch players the NBA has ever had, arguably the greatest 3 point shooter of all time. His teams were always in the hunt and perennial playoff contenders. He was a great player and should be a lock for the Hall of Fame.

Lakersfan2483
11-14-2009, 03:16 PM
Reggie is living proof that you don't have to be athletically gifted to impose your will on the game. Reggie overcame his lack of physical dominance with smarts, clutch shooting and heart. I think he is one of those intangible players you shouldn't judge by his numbers.

Well said.

Lakersfan2483
11-14-2009, 03:21 PM
Ask Knick fans if Reggie is worthy of the Hall of fame?

Speedrunner86
11-14-2009, 03:31 PM
was this thread an attempt to get the most lopsided poll in PSD history?

abe_froman
11-14-2009, 03:33 PM
was this thread an attempt to get the most lopsided poll in PSD history?

i think you forget "is kidd a hofer?" like a year ago

Speedrunner86
11-14-2009, 03:38 PM
i think you forget "is kidd a hofer?" like a year ago

no, I didn't forget because I never saw that thread, and take note of the use of attempt in my statement.

Big Zo
11-14-2009, 04:08 PM
No one that ugly should be in any hall of fame. :D

JNA17
11-14-2009, 04:18 PM
if the hall of fame was just based on stats then kidd would not be in the hall of fame.

answer is yes, no question, 100%, without a doubt. someone close this.