AMW27 wrote:Both Parker and Ginoboli are both most likely a lock for the hall of Fame. If both of them didn't play their entire careers on a title contender do you believe the would be considered hall of famers now?
For me if they did get in it wouldn't have been an automatic lock for them.
Want to hear everyone's opinion.
In general for all but the ultra-elite, context matters a great deal for how good of a career you have.
The same is true in all walks of life.
So in that sense, yes, this sort of thing matters for most.
I will say that Ginobili being the star of the only team to win Gold Medal at the Olympics other than the USA while the USA sent NBA players essentially made him an instant Hall of Famer, so he's a bit different but yeah, Parker is more you classic guy who could have easily missed the Hall if he'd been on some other team.
But given what he did in his NBA career, he deserves entry and deserves it more than some individualist talents in this team game.
Hey: With what's going on in the world, my fuse is shorter than it used to be, and it's leading my lose my cool and then go on self-imposed breaks from things (such as RealGM). Please try to keep it civil, and I'll be looking to do the same.