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marj987
12-18-2011, 05:25 PM
If Marcus Camby had a championship or two under his belt would he have a shot at HOF? The guy was a defensive monster and a hell of a rebounder.

Hellcrooner
12-18-2011, 05:26 PM
with a championship yes, rodmand did and ben wallace will.

without it i doubt it.

LOOTERX9
12-18-2011, 05:26 PM
umm no

IndiansFan337
12-18-2011, 05:29 PM
No, he has had a great career, but has no chance at making the HOF.

S-Dot
12-18-2011, 05:31 PM
Maybe when he's like 70 years old. Highly doubt it though. Solid player...probably top 5 players out of the '96 draft behind Iverson, Kobe, Ray Allen, and Steve Nash.

LakersMaster24
12-18-2011, 05:35 PM
He never made a All Star team...how can you talk about HOF?

FriedTofuz
12-18-2011, 05:37 PM
Nope, as good as he's been he wouldnt even have a chance with 6 championships. IF he had that many championships he'd be an all star. He hasnt ever been an all star , so the possibility of being a HOF is completly out of the question.

DragonJaii
12-18-2011, 05:37 PM
nope..

KB-Pau-DH2012
12-18-2011, 05:39 PM
Derek Fisher has 5 championships and he's had bigger moments than Camby and has been the starting point guard for 4 Laker championship teams.

marj987
12-18-2011, 05:40 PM
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RLundi
12-18-2011, 05:42 PM
No. His career has been largely unspectacular.

RLundi
12-18-2011, 05:43 PM
... Since when does Ben Wallace have a shot at the HOF??

S-Dot
12-18-2011, 05:45 PM
Derek Fisher has 5 championships and he's had bigger moments than Camby and has been the starting point guard for 4 Laker championship teams.

The only way he's making it is as a contributor to the game.

PhillyFaninLA
12-18-2011, 05:46 PM
if you need a title to be a hall of famer you are not a hall of famer.

LakersMaster24
12-18-2011, 05:47 PM
if you need a title to be a hall of famer you are not a hall of famer.

This :clap:

S-Dot
12-18-2011, 05:50 PM
if you need a title to be a hall of famer you are not a hall of famer.

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rhymeratic
12-18-2011, 05:58 PM
Not a Hall of Famer... he's a hanger on in the Kevin Willis mode.

Gators123
12-18-2011, 06:06 PM
... Since when does Ben Wallace have a shot at the HOF??

Big Ben definitely has a shot at the HOF.

RLundi
12-18-2011, 06:08 PM
:laugh:

Iodine
12-18-2011, 06:09 PM
His D has always been horribly misunderstood. Great help defender but ****** man defender.

Wallace has a better case and im iffy about his

5ass
12-18-2011, 06:33 PM
His D has always been horribly misunderstood. Great help defender but ****** man defender.

Wallace has a better case and im iffy about his

i agree on the first part, but wallace deserves HOF recognition. He was arguably the best player on that championship pistons team.

JollyRanch
12-18-2011, 06:48 PM
no

Birdmannn
12-18-2011, 06:55 PM
No
Big Ben I am also iffy on.
What about Mr Big Shot(billups) he lead that team.

mavwar53
12-18-2011, 07:18 PM
He never made a All Star team...how can you talk about HOF?

Exactly, if he ever gets in the you must let Robert Horry in.

Iodine
12-18-2011, 08:45 PM
i agree on the first part, but wallace deserves HOF recognition. He was arguably the best player on that championship pistons team.

I would say you could argue he was the most important, but not the best

thekmp211
12-18-2011, 09:21 PM
His D has always been horribly misunderstood. Great help defender but ****** man defender.

Wallace has a better case and im iffy about his

truth. i love the camby-man but this is 100% accurate.

wallace is tough. not only is he such a unique player but those pistons were such a unique team. he was arguably the most important player on that title team (the other two options being chauncey and rasheed).

Ano705
12-18-2011, 11:56 PM
Derek Fisher has 5 championships and he's had bigger moments than Camby and has been the starting point guard for 4 Laker championship teams.

Shut up. That doesn't mean an ounce of crap since fisher was nothing but a tool on the lakers.

As for Camby in the HOF..... LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLLLLLL NO

Ano705
12-18-2011, 11:57 PM
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As well as George Gervin and Chris Webber (although I consider Webber a champion since he was robbed of a title by the refs in 2002)

lasthe
12-19-2011, 12:05 AM
Oh will the HOF begin to include scrubs? Then hell ya he is getting in along with Gilbert and several other players!!!

Swashcuff
12-19-2011, 12:43 AM
His D has always been horribly misunderstood. Great help defender but ****** man defender.

Wallace has a better case and im iffy about his

Spot on old chum

I see Crooner mentioning Camby with the likes of Ben Wallace and Dennis Rodman but both those guys are light-years ahead of Camby in terms of individual D. Rodman is also arguably the G.O.A.T. rebounder and Ben Wallace anchored one of the greatest defensive of his time. Camby even with 3+ titles is not on their level.

nickdymez
12-19-2011, 12:59 AM
i agree on the first part, but wallace deserves HOF recognition. He was arguably the best player on that championship pistons team.

No. Not even arguably..

MTar786
12-19-2011, 01:33 AM
Maybe when he's like 70 years old. Highly doubt it though. Solid player...probably top 5 players out of the '96 draft behind Iverson, Kobe, Ray Allen, and Steve Nash.

lol thats funny maybe top 10. Id take shareef abdur rahim, peja and jermaine oneal over him any day of the week.. possibly marbury too if its not based on career longevity.

MTar786
12-19-2011, 01:37 AM
No. Not even arguably..

maybe he was arguably best at being the heart of the team.. or bringing the team toughness. but sheed, chauncey and rip are the only arguable players when best on that team is being considered

Toxeryll
12-19-2011, 01:37 AM
not a chance

thekmp211
12-19-2011, 02:14 AM
maybe he was arguably best at being the heart of the team.. or bringing the team toughness. but sheed, chauncey and rip are the only arguable players when best on that team is being considered

the pistons were elite first and foremost on defense, and that all started with big ben. he got his grown man on against shaq in the finals. i think it's fairly safe to say that they would have come up short without big bens production.

5ass
12-19-2011, 02:21 AM
I would say you could argue he was the most important, but not the best

well, when i said the best, i meant in terms of impact. should have worded it better.

S-Dot
12-19-2011, 02:27 AM
lol thats funny maybe top 10. Id take shareef abdur rahim, peja and jermaine oneal over him any day of the week.. possibly marbury too if its not based on career longevity.

I can respectfully agree to disagree with you on this one. O'Neal used to be one of my fav players, but I must say its arguable that Camby had a better career. Shareef fell victim to injury, and I just don't think I can put Marbury or Peja over him.

It's all debateable.

MTar786
12-19-2011, 02:59 AM
the pistons were elite first and foremost on defense, and that all started with big ben. he got his grown man on against shaq in the finals. i think it's fairly safe to say that they would have come up short without big bens production.

lol you could say the same about chauncey who was only finals mvp.. or rip and prince who did better against kobe than ben did against shaq. sheed was the best 'known' player at the time on their team. and billups, rip or sheed would be considered the best player on that championship team. although all were pretty close in many ways. but ben wallace was def not thei best player by any means

MTar786
12-19-2011, 03:03 AM
I can respectfully agree to disagree with you on this one. O'Neal used to be one of my fav players, but I must say its arguable that Camby had a better career. Shareef fell victim to injury, and I just don't think I can put Marbury or Peja over him.

It's all debateable.

how is it even arguable that he had a better career than guys like SAR, jermaine oneal and peja?

SAR was a legit 20 and 9 guy. and an all star
jermaine was a solid top 10 pf for MANY years, almost won himself a defensive player of the year, was the number one option on a team that won over 60 games etc etc.
peja was arguably the better player between him in cwebb on the kings in terms of chemistry AND was a top mvp candidate in 04 and possibly 03. Im assuming he was all nba once or twice. Peja also has a ring

thekmp211
12-19-2011, 03:16 AM
lol you could say the same about chauncey who was only finals mvp.. or rip and prince who did better against kobe than ben did against shaq. sheed was the best 'known' player at the time on their team. and billups, rip or sheed would be considered the best player on that championship team. although all were pretty close in many ways. but ben wallace was def not thei best player by any means

first of all, i never said he was their best player. just arguably most important.

yes chauncey had a great finals, i'm not discounting any of those contributions. but offense was not what made that pistons unit special. their defense was their strongest trait and wallace was the guy who made it all go, all season.

under different circumstances it might not have been the case, but again that pistons 2004 team is pretty unique as far as title winners go.

Raph12
12-19-2011, 03:51 AM
God no.

And btw, Rodman was the greatest rebounder of all time, while Ben Wallace was a 4-time DPOY (tied for the NBA record [soon to be broken]).

spreadeagle
12-19-2011, 04:03 AM
not even close

MTar786
12-19-2011, 04:33 AM
first of all, i never said he was their best player. just arguably most important.

yes chauncey had a great finals, i'm not discounting any of those contributions. but offense was not what made that pistons unit special. their defense was their strongest trait and wallace was the guy who made it all go, all season.

under different circumstances it might not have been the case, but again that pistons 2004 team is pretty unique as far as title winners go.

oh, i completely agree with you that he was their most important player

DenButsu
12-19-2011, 05:03 AM
His peaks just haven't been high enough.

MickeyMgl
12-19-2011, 05:29 AM
There ought to be a PSD HOF for athletes who get threads dedicated to the question of whether they are HOF-worthy in their sport, but who are laughably unqualified. It would be a very amusing collection, and Marcus Camby would be in it.

Switch
12-19-2011, 05:49 AM
Nope. Mark Eaton was a similar player and he never made it.

Daunter
12-19-2011, 06:12 AM
Ben Wallace should definitely have a chance at HOF with all those DPOTY awards and a Championship.

Kashmir13579
12-19-2011, 08:49 AM
I think so.

abe_froman
12-19-2011, 08:53 AM
nope

Lakeshow24KB
12-19-2011, 09:32 AM
If Marcus Camby had a championship or two under his belt would he have a shot at HOF? The guy was a defensive monster and a hell of a rebounder.

He's been caught with weed twice :facepalm:

DenButsu
12-19-2011, 10:31 AM
He's been caught with weed twice :facepalm:

If smoking pot was a HOF disqualifier, they'd have to chop the entire Hall of Fame building in half and burn one side of it down to the ground.

(And I'm being generous by sparing as much as half of the building).

ZarleyZalapski
12-19-2011, 11:50 AM
Since we're talking HOF and not NBA HOF, I think Camby has a shot. He was a game changer at UMass and will go down as one of the great shot blockers/rebounders of our time.

If he had played on the Lakers or Celtics he'd be a lock.

ShakeN'Bake
12-19-2011, 11:58 AM
Nope, as good as he's been he wouldnt even have a chance with 6 championships. IF he had that many championships he'd be an all star. He hasnt ever been an all star , so the possibility of being a HOF is completly out of the question.

I don't think he is a HOFer but why do you have to be an all-star to be a HOFer? Jamaal Magloire was an all-star does that mean he has HOFer potential or even had a better career? I just don't see it as a make or break accomplishment.

Heatcheck
12-19-2011, 12:15 PM
with a championship yes, rodmand did and ben wallace will.

without it i doubt it.

He was noting close to what rodman or ben wallace were, i dont care how many rings he wouldve had, he still wasnt hof material.

Heatcheck
12-19-2011, 12:20 PM
If smoking pot was a HOF disqualifier, they'd have to chop the entire Hall of Fame building in half and burn one side of it down to the ground.

(And I'm being generous by sparing as much as half of the building).

couldnt have said it better myself