JoJo was important to the post Russell-pre Larry Celtics. He should have been in years ago. He's part of Celtics history and to leave him out is not right when other Celtics like Frank Ramsey and the recent tom Sanders from Russell's era is in. Technically, Dave Cowens is the only Celtic post Russell-pre Larry in the Hall of Fame. I don't count Hondo since, he played with Russell since 1962.
Larry era Celtics there are 6 and Russell has a bunch (Cousy/Sharman/Heinsohn/Jones boys/Hondo/Ramsey/Sanders and others who played a few years and are in the Hall in Baily Howell, Clyde Lovellette, Arnie Risen and Andy Phillip.)
The Hondo/Cowens/White era, White should be added.
Yea I agree with that, now that I think about it, Jo Jo was a really good player and has 2 rings and 1 FMVP to his name, plenty of all-star games too and a couple of 2nd all-nba teams, he was never the clear-cut best player on a championship team but still.. when you look at players already in he should make it but there are a few bigger snubs.
Slick Leonard's speech is going to make me cry. Rajah, Mel, Reggie, all those guys getting inducted cut me deep. But Slick's like the awesome uncle to every Pacers fan. The franchise probably wouldn't exist without him and Nancy.
Also announced today are five Direct Elects who are the initial members of the Class of 2014. They include Bob Leonard voted in from the American Basketball Association (ABA) Committee, Nat Clifton from the Early African American Pioneers Committee, Sarunas Marciulionis from the International Committee, Guy Rodgers from the Veterans Committee and David Stern from the Contributor Direct Election Committee.
I guess he will get elected next year. Since Vlade Divac got elected, then Oscar Schmidt, and now Sarunas Marciulionis.
I cannot imagine who in the freaking world is left to elect instead of him...........
It's funny though, because for years in this forum I said Schmidt and Marciulionis should be in the hall of fame and 95%+ of the people in this forum called me a troll and said I should be banned for saying that.
Now they are both in there. Once again proving who the REAL trolls in this forum are.
Last edited by Euroleague : 02-15-2014 at 05:46 PM.