Originally Posted by GrapeApe
Since there is no NBA hall of fame, are you saying that the HOF commitee will specifically cite Gasol's international career as the reason for his induction? It's a legitimate question because I don't know how that works, but it seems rather unlikely especially for a guy who had a long productive NBA career.
It does not work like that at all.
He is just a mega troll spewing total and complete BULLSHIT.
EVERY player that played in the NBA is classed as an NBA player.
Every player that did not play in the NBA is classed as an international player.
Gasol is therefore classed as a NBA player.
EVERY player from North America is classed as a North American player.
Every player from outside North America is classed as as a foreign player.
Therefore Gasol is classed as a foreign player.
There can be separate voting committees. So, Gasol would obviously be under the NBA voting committee, just like every other NBA player, however, he could be placed under the foreign player one.
If he was voted in under international, then only one guy per year can get in under that.
But he would not be voted in just for "international play". No way. Because the guys like Dalipagic, Kosic, Belov, Schmidt that are in there solely for international play............the standard is incredibly high, almost unattainable, and takes many many years to get elected. Schmidt just made it and Galis still has not even made it.
Gasol's career solely on "international play" is not even remotely close to those above guys. So this whole premise is complete BULLSHIT.
If he got elected, it would be like Sabonis or Divac, or Petrovic, based on entire career, based on body of work, INCLUDING NBA. He does not have the resume, nor the credentials to make it just on "international play" - at least not for the next 20-30 years anyway.
Besides that, it should also be clarified that the voting committee for the foreign players is all former NBA players from what I remember almost all of them are Americans anyway.
So this is a total myth that somehow there is this different imaginary criteria for European players. How the **** can the criteria and voting preference be different, when American NBA players are the ones voting on whether or not European players make it anyway?
This guy is just trolling like crazy.