Anyone who tries to diminish the player Hakeem was for the back to back titles(as well as the '93 season) is simply ignorant to the level he played at during that time which is well beyond the level Malone was at.
OP is clearly a troll, though. It's obvious that no attempt was made at a serious discussion with this thread.
Originally Posted by Sarcastic
More like Scottie Pippen. Dude would never sniff the HOF without Jordan. 16/6/5 does not get you into the Hall without 6 rings that he got from playing with Jordan.
Right, because those numbers take into account his defense.
Besides, who cares about career averages which are brought down by his last few years when he was in his mid to late 30s with numerous injuries as well as his early career which included a rookie season he didn't start in.
From '91-'98, Pippen was a 20/7/6/2/1 player, and those are HOF numbers, especially when you factor in his all-time great defense. Not to mention his intelligence, ability to handle the ball and run the offense or lead the break at 6'8" as well as being one of the best open court players due to his length and ability to finish, one of the best rebounding small forwards, a solid shooter from 18-20 feet and eventually 3 point range as his career went on, and an effective post game later on as well.
Out of Pippen's contemporaries(players who had some of their better years in the 90s) who made the HOF, he was better than Reggie Miller, Dennis Rodman, Joe Dumars, Chris Mullin, John Stockton and I'd certainly put him on par with Drexler and Payton at the very least.