Originally posted by <b>Minstrel</b>!
Any player good enough to win an MVP award, even if not fully deserving, is good enough to do the other things necessary to make it. In that sense, yes, it's a lock accomplishment.
However, if a player won an MVP award in his third year and then suffered a career-ending injury? Probably not.
I agree.Originally posted by <b>kflo</b>!
zo came in 2nd in '99. does everyone think he'd be a lock for the hall if he just came in 1st? i don't think so.
mvp doesn't make you a lock - mcadoo waited 9 years to get in. but it certainly gives you a better shot.
Your point may be good but Walton's not a good example... for one, he won a title as well as the MVP, and a title plus an MVP is pretty persuasive. But Walton also had his college career backing him up, his reputation as arguably the greatest ever in college.Originally posted by <b>happygrinch</b>!
i would say yes because bill walton is in and he did very little after winning the MVP( 4 years avg. double figure boards only 3 seasons in which he avg. more than 14.1 points), heck he even made the top 50 all time and he had basically 4 good seasons ...also bob mcadoo is in ...but no top 50 for him.
get an mvp and you are in .
:no: thats just a dark thought, man.Originally posted by <b>Wiggum</b>!
That's not to say a basketball player who wins the MVP award in his rookie year and then dies in an auto accident deserves to be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame.
yea you are... Kurt Warner style... the guys that start as ****... then get great than finish as ****.I'm not sure I'm making sense, so I'll just leave it at that.