League Circles wrote:AKfanatic wrote:Had Rose remained remotely healthy, or come back from injury resembling somewhat the player he was before injury, he’d of likely turned into a lock for the HOF.
But given he didn’t and doesn’t have an impressive non-NBA basketball résumé, he likely won’t make the HOF (he shouldn’t on his current résumé) barring him really shocking the basketball world and stringing together a few all star caliber seasons.
It’s possible voters play a “What if” game with him and vote him in on the concept of “he was the youngest MVP and had he not been injured he’d of been amazing...” but that really seems unlikely.
Bill Walton is somewhat of a similar narrative, but Walton had his days at UCLA... college champion, NBA champion, MVP, college player of the year, finals MVP, sixth man of the year, and NBA broadcasting on his resume before getting into the HOF...,
Right now, Rose is light on the accomplishments for the HOF
Rose has a very impressive non NBA resume. 2 state titles in HS, a ncaa final, and two gold medals in fiba world championships.
will voters credit him w/ the ncaa finals appearance given that it was taken away based on a variety of issues involving derrick?
most people have no idea about the HS career. doubt voters would even take that into consideration. he'd probably get a bit of a bump from being on those FIBA teams, though he performed poorly the first time and was pretty worthless the other time (post-injuries)