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Pro Hoops History HOF: Joe Dumars

Joe Dumars was never one to awe with the freakishly spectacular. He stood 6’3″, had a matter-of-fact mustache, and a workman-like attitude. About the flashiest thing he ever did on a basketball court was hit silly bank shots and toss

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Pro Hoops History HOF: Grant Hill

What Grant Hill’s career could have been is something of joyful imagination mixed with sorrowful reality. The prodigious talent was mixed with demoralizing foot injuries, the endless rehabs, the near-fatal staph infection he suffered… it’s all enough to dash the

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ProHoopsHistory HOF: Dennis Rodman

Nicknamed the Worm, Dennis Rodman had innate and uncanny abilities to work his way underneath an opponent’s skin. Physically, he’d grab, twist, trip, bump, and thump you. Mentally he’d put on a smile reminiscent of the Cheshire cat and mention

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ProHoopsHistory HOF: Adrian Dantley

One of the most unstoppable post players in the history of basketball stood a mere 6’5″ on a good day… in an extra thick pair of high knee socks. That truth seemed like a doubtful assertion back in the 1970s

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Pro Hoops History HOF: Mark Aguirre

In just their second year of existence, the Dallas Mavericks struck pay dirt when they selected number one overall in the 1981 NBA Draft. Big D chose a player out of the Windy City who could score on par with

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ProHoopsHistory HOF: Dave DeBusschere

The New York Knicks’ rise to NBA dominance in the early 1970s was a long road. Willis Reed and Walt Bellamy instigated the moribund franchise’s slow rise in the mid-1960s. Walt Frazier was brought on board in the 1967-68 season.

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ProHoopsHistory HOF: Bob Lanier

A stout 6’11″ and 250 lbs., Bob Lanier was among the NBA’s best centers for over a decade. However, his excellence eludes the masses. Most of his career was spent with the Detroit Pistons where there was some modest success,

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ProHoopsHistory HOF: Isiah Thomas

Before he generally managed several organizations into disarray, few men were as beloved as Isiah Thomas in the world of basketball. NBA fans voted Thomas a starter in 11 of his 12 All-Star games. His sheepish smile and relaxed demeanor

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Pro Hoops History HOF: Dave Bing

Dave Bing’s career is neatly segmented into two parts. There’s pre-eye injury Dave Bing and post-eye injury Dave Bing. Each version of Bing is deserving of Hall of Fame honor just in different ways. Although, really his whole career was

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ProHoopsHistory HOF: Bailey Howell

A great forward, Bailey Howell wasn’t the type of player to demand glory, attention, or top status in a team’s pecking order. Sure, he wanted play a key role, but he never sought out hype or acclaim. Luckily for Howell,

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