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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: Walter Davis

Rarely do you find guards like Walter Davis. He was sleek, his game was glossy, his style was gossamer and well-groomed. It’s little wonder Davis earned the nickname “Greyhound”. And at 6’6″ tall and just 195 lbs, Davis looked evermore

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ProHoopsHistory HOF: Paul Westphal

Paul Westphal could have been the next Sam Jones or John Havlicek. Jones and Hondo began their careers as backups and bench players, but worked their way into star status with the Boston Celtics. Westphal began along the same track

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ProHoopsHistory HOF: Connie Hawkins

Connie Hawkins endured one of the greatest wrongs ever set upon a basketball player. The NCAA, NBA, and New York City’s justice system ran Hawkins through the mud, sullied his reputation, and did their damnedest to ruin his basketball career

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ProHoopsHistory HOF: Jeff Hornacek

Jeff Hornacek stood 6’3″ tall, never weighed more than 200 pounds, and certainly didn’t dunk the ball much, if at all in his NBA career. Still, the man possessed athleticism you rarely find in the NBA, or any place. Hornacek

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Pro Hoops History HOF: Tom Chambers

From the perspective of the Clippers’ franchise, Tom Chambers is The One that got away… well, he would be if there weren’t so many subsequent The Ones they let get away. But Chambers was the first and his own subsequent

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ProHoopsHistory HOF: Kevin Johnson

Playing for the Phoenix Suns, Kevin Johnson’s career was appropriately explosive, fiery, and combustible. Acquired by the Arizona club via a trade midway through the 1987-88 season for Larry Nance, Johnson reinvigorated the moribund Suns. They finished the 1988 season

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ProHoopsHistory HOF: Larry Nance

For God Shammgod’s sake, let that picture wash over you! Larry Nance was a ferocious, dynamic, and unstoppable finisher at the rim. You’d have to be brave, insane, or both, to try and stop his forays to the basket. On

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ProHoopsHistory HOF: Paul Silas

Paul Silas was never much of a scorer. In his 16-year career, he only notched over 10 PPG eight times. Only three times did he get over 13 PPG. Just once over 15 PPG. His career-high PPG was 17.5 in

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Pro Hoops History HOF: Charles Barkley

Gregarious, opinionated, and larger-than-life, Charles Barkley has been one of the NBA’s most dominant media personalities since he retired from playing in 2000. ┬áThis isn’t surprising given that┬áduring his playing days, Sir Charles was also one of the NBA’s most

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