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(CBS Sports)   Dwight Howard is not only a champion in his own mind, he's just enshrined himself into the HOF   ( cbssports.com) divider line
    More: Dumbass, center Dwight Howard, 2009 NBA Playoffs, National Basketball Association, Naismith Memorial Basketball, Los Angeles Lakers, legend Kobe Bryant, Valuable Player award, NBA All-Rookie Team  
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2017-03-17 04:23:43 PM  
Counterpoint:  Howard is currently 15th all-time for Rebounds per game.  Of those 15, the only 2 not in the Hall of Fame are him and Andre Drummond - who played in only 371 games - by far the lowest total of the 15.

Howard's not a shoe-in, but he wouldn't be an outlier in the Hall, either.
 
2017-03-17 10:02:31 PM  
I mean, he's only been in, what, two or three meaningful series and he lost when we all found out that his teams were him and a bunch of role players?
 
2017-03-17 10:09:13 PM  
He's no LaVar Bell
 
2017-03-17 10:15:47 PM  

Bermuda59: He's no LaVar Bell


Sidebar:  You know his son is gonna be somebody's biatch in the NBA, right?  I mean, to paraphrase that classic line in "Top Gun":  He's writing checks his son's going to have to cash.
 
2017-03-17 10:37:58 PM  
He dragged an Orlando team to the finals, didn't he?

He's one of the best centers in the NBA.  Maybe that says something about centers these days, but he's a reasonable HoF player if his career is long enough.
 
2017-03-18 01:00:30 AM  
If it were another sport, definitely not, but the NBA is pretty liberal as far as admitting players.

That said, he's still a b*tch.
 
2017-03-18 01:02:55 AM  

IAmRight: If it were another sport, definitely not, but the NBA is pretty liberal as far as admitting players.

That said, he's still a b*tch.


It's not the NBA, it's a basketball hall of fame.
 
2017-03-18 01:27:45 AM  

Dafatone: He dragged an Orlando team to the finals, didn't he?

He's one of the best centers in the NBA.  Maybe that says something about centers these days, but he's a reasonable HoF player if his career is long enough.


Nah, shooters got hot.

Game 1 vs. Cavs, 45% from 3, Turkoglu and Lewis scored every point over the last six minutes, including the game-winning three with 14 seconds left.

Game 3 Howard only played 27 minutes and Gortat held it down without him. Cavs also couldn't buy a bucket, shooting 37% from the field. Again, not because of Howard's defense, he missed half the game.

The Magic hit 17 3s in their Game 4 OT win. Rashard Lewis hits another clutch 3 with 4 seconds left, LeBron forces OT. Lewis hits the game-clinching FTs in OT, LeBron gets the Cavs back within 1 with a 3, Lewis makes a FT and Magic win. Howard actually did a lot in the OT, though.

Hit another 12 3s in Game 6. Howard actually was the driving force in that one win, though.

Also, good god, if you think the Magic's roster was sorry...they're the goddamn Dream Team compared to the Cavs. They had three All-Stars (not replacements, like Mo Williams was). And Hedo Turkoglu is super underrated. Kind of like Boris Diaw for the Suns and Spurs: not a "star," but knows the right things to do at the right time and make his team better.

Lewis misses those two threes and the Cavs destroy them in five. Would've gotten a Kobe-LeBron Finals, too.
 
2017-03-18 01:28:51 AM  

indybill23: IAmRight: If it were another sport, definitely not, but the NBA is pretty liberal as far as admitting players.

That said, he's still a b*tch.

It's not the NBA, it's a basketball hall of fame.


I didn't want to type that out as I had a much longer screed to add. But yes, it's a basketball HOF. I'm pretty sure he can't be nominated for his HS career, though. :-)
 
2017-03-18 01:32:45 AM  

IAmRight: indybill23: IAmRight: If it were another sport, definitely not, but the NBA is pretty liberal as far as admitting players.

That said, he's still a b*tch.

It's not the NBA, it's a basketball hall of fame.

I didn't want to type that out as I had a much longer screed to add. But yes, it's a basketball HOF. I'm pretty sure he can't be nominated for his HS career, though. :-)


Does he have any Olympics? I really don't know and it's how Ginobli is getting in.
 
2017-03-18 02:44:14 AM  

indybill23: IAmRight: indybill23: IAmRight: If it were another sport, definitely not, but the NBA is pretty liberal as far as admitting players.

That said, he's still a b*tch.

It's not the NBA, it's a basketball hall of fame.

I didn't want to type that out as I had a much longer screed to add. But yes, it's a basketball HOF. I'm pretty sure he can't be nominated for his HS career, though. :-)

Does he have any Olympics? I really don't know and it's how Ginobli is getting in.


Ginobilli actually won some championships, I believe.  And I think he gets a little extra credit for seemingly being the missing piece that the Spurs needed to finally beat the Lakers.
 
2017-03-18 02:47:36 AM  
Dwight Howard is one of the most physically gifted players in history.  Based on this, I think he's one of the biggest underachieving disappointments in league history too.  The guy should be #1 in league history in every defensive category you'd expect at the position based on physical skill.  Too bad he's a neurotic headcase and a crybaby.  fark that guy.
 
2017-03-18 02:48:27 AM  

AquaTatanka: Dwight Howard is one of the most physically gifted players in history.  Based on this, I think he's one of the biggest underachieving disappointments in league history too.  The guy should be #1 in league history in every defensive category you'd expect at the position based on physical skill.  Too bad he's a neurotic headcase and a crybaby.  fark that guy.


Totally most disappointing player ever.
 
2017-03-18 02:48:49 AM  

yelmrog: indybill23: IAmRight: indybill23: IAmRight: If it were another sport, definitely not, but the NBA is pretty liberal as far as admitting players.

That said, he's still a b*tch.

It's not the NBA, it's a basketball hall of fame.

I didn't want to type that out as I had a much longer screed to add. But yes, it's a basketball HOF. I'm pretty sure he can't be nominated for his HS career, though. :-)

Does he have any Olympics? I really don't know and it's how Ginobli is getting in.

Ginobilli actually won some championships, I believe.  And I think he gets a little extra credit for seemingly being the missing piece that the Spurs needed to finally beat the Lakers.


He's also not a starter and 2 time all star.
 
2017-03-18 04:05:12 AM  
He deserves it just for his slam dunk competition win (Supermannnn!)

Did anyone watch this year's?   (Superbadddd!)
 
2017-03-18 05:34:15 AM  
#9 http://www.basketball-reference.com/leaders/hof_prob.html
 
2017-03-18 09:34:17 AM  
This kind of things grinds my gears.  He was asked if he thinks he's built a resume worthy of the HOF, and he said yes.  There's a huge difference between that and him bringing it up himself.
 
2017-03-18 11:31:35 AM  

IAmRight: Dafatone: He dragged an Orlando team to the finals, didn't he?

He's one of the best centers in the NBA.  Maybe that says something about centers these days, but he's a reasonable HoF player if his career is long enough.

Nah, shooters got hot.

Game 1 vs. Cavs, 45% from 3, Turkoglu and Lewis scored every point over the last six minutes, including the game-winning three with 14 seconds left.

Game 3 Howard only played 27 minutes and Gortat held it down without him. Cavs also couldn't buy a bucket, shooting 37% from the field. Again, not because of Howard's defense, he missed half the game.

The Magic hit 17 3s in their Game 4 OT win. Rashard Lewis hits another clutch 3 with 4 seconds left, LeBron forces OT. Lewis hits the game-clinching FTs in OT, LeBron gets the Cavs back within 1 with a 3, Lewis makes a FT and Magic win. Howard actually did a lot in the OT, though.

Hit another 12 3s in Game 6. Howard actually was the driving force in that one win, though.

Also, good god, if you think the Magic's roster was sorry...they're the goddamn Dream Team compared to the Cavs. They had three All-Stars (not replacements, like Mo Williams was). And Hedo Turkoglu is super underrated. Kind of like Boris Diaw for the Suns and Spurs: not a "star," but knows the right things to do at the right time and make his team better.

Lewis misses those two threes and the Cavs destroy them in five. Would've gotten a Kobe-LeBron Finals, too.


Yeah, I knew I was underrating his supporting cast.  But it seems like none of them have done much since then.  Probably just stranded on crap teams / is Lewis even playing anymore?
 
2017-03-18 02:00:34 PM  
He is likely going to finish his career in the NBA's top ten in total rebounds and blocked shots. That with three defensive player of the year awards makes him a basketball HoF lock.

Hate him as a player and would not want him on my team but in that league players who finish their career with those numbers and have some legit hardware get anointed.
 
2017-03-18 02:17:44 PM  
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2017-03-18 03:33:45 PM  

Dafatone: IAmRight: Dafatone: He dragged an Orlando team to the finals, didn't he?

He's one of the best centers in the NBA.  Maybe that says something about centers these days, but he's a reasonable HoF player if his career is long enough.

Nah, shooters got hot.

Game 1 vs. Cavs, 45% from 3, Turkoglu and Lewis scored every point over the last six minutes, including the game-winning three with 14 seconds left.

Game 3 Howard only played 27 minutes and Gortat held it down without him. Cavs also couldn't buy a bucket, shooting 37% from the field. Again, not because of Howard's defense, he missed half the game.

The Magic hit 17 3s in their Game 4 OT win. Rashard Lewis hits another clutch 3 with 4 seconds left, LeBron forces OT. Lewis hits the game-clinching FTs in OT, LeBron gets the Cavs back within 1 with a 3, Lewis makes a FT and Magic win. Howard actually did a lot in the OT, though.

Hit another 12 3s in Game 6. Howard actually was the driving force in that one win, though.

Also, good god, if you think the Magic's roster was sorry...they're the goddamn Dream Team compared to the Cavs. They had three All-Stars (not replacements, like Mo Williams was). And Hedo Turkoglu is super underrated. Kind of like Boris Diaw for the Suns and Spurs: not a "star," but knows the right things to do at the right time and make his team better.

Lewis misses those two threes and the Cavs destroy them in five. Would've gotten a Kobe-LeBron Finals, too.

Yeah, I knew I was underrating his supporting cast.  But it seems like none of them have done much since then.  Probably just stranded on crap teams / is Lewis even playing anymore?


Lewis had played 9 years with Seattle before getting a max contract from Orlando the year before that. He shouldn't be in the league.
 
2017-03-18 03:39:59 PM  
Looked it up, Lewis eventually got a title with Ray Allen and LeBron.

Heck, that's basically LeBron winning a title for the SuperSonics, IMO.

He signed with Dallas but then he failed a physical and needed knee surgery, so he's been out of the league since.
 
2017-03-18 07:52:37 PM  

indybill23: IAmRight: indybill23: IAmRight: If it were another sport, definitely not, but the NBA is pretty liberal as far as admitting players.

That said, he's still a b*tch.

It's not the NBA, it's a basketball hall of fame.

I didn't want to type that out as I had a much longer screed to add. But yes, it's a basketball HOF. I'm pretty sure he can't be nominated for his HS career, though. :-)

Does he have any Olympics? I really don't know and it's how Ginobli is getting in.


I'd say Ginobili needing international play to push him over the top went away about five or six years ago. The guy has played fourteen years very productively in the NBA and has won four championships as part of the winningest trio in NBA history in terms of games won.
 
2017-03-19 03:10:55 AM  

indybill23: AquaTatanka: Dwight Howard is one of the most physically gifted players in history.  Based on this, I think he's one of the biggest underachieving disappointments in league history too.  The guy should be #1 in league history in every defensive category you'd expect at the position based on physical skill.  Too bad he's a neurotic headcase and a crybaby.  fark that guy.

Totally most disappointing player ever.


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