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Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame: 10 players who define the borderline for induction

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Modified 07 Sep 2018, 21:31 IST
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#2 Chris Webber

Chris Webber
Chris Webber

Pretty much like Big Ben, C-Webb was an early 2000s monster who's often glossed over when people talk about the greatest basketball players of this century, or indeed, all time. In a career which saw him turn around the fortunes of whichever franchise he moved to, Webber has consistently been pushed under the rug in the conversation of players who should be first-ballot Hall of Famers.

Webber averaged 20 points for 9 straight seasons from his sophomore year. During this period, he averaged over 9 rebounds in 8 of those seasons, and over 10 rebounds in 6. He missed out on All-NBA honours and All-Star status on at least a couple of occasions due to injuries - meaning that concessions have to be made for his extended dominance as a dominant scoring big who could also pass, defend on switches and also act as a rim protector at the same time.

Never forget that Webber's teams consistently ranked among the best in the league, even though playoff success isn't high on his resume. A lot of players with worse playoff resumes are in the Hall already, however, and that should not be much of a problem when the HoF committee eventually does induct him.

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Published 07 Sep 2018, 21:31 IST
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