Is anybody keeping up w/ the Basketball Hall of Fame induction ceremony? What's every body's take on Chris Mullin (see link below for his HOF profile)?
Is this a case of a white boy getting a free pass or is Mullin truly HoF worthy?
I've never thought Chris Webber had much of a chance at the HOF. That is until I saw Mullin was sneaking in through the backdoor. Imo, Webber's numbers are more impressive than Mullin's and as far as I know CWEbb's teams won more (i.e. CWebb went to the playoffs more often as the centerpiece of his teams etc.).
If memory serves Mullin was a liability on defense while Webber was generally considered an excellent defender. This despite the fact that CWebb played many of his prime years with a bum shoulder and on one leg (having endured the dreaded knee micro-fracture surgery which is basketball's answer to TJ surgery).
Mullin was an excellent college basketball player and he really was an excellent shooter (FT% and FG%) during his NBA tenure. Mullin had a pretty good 5 year run where he averaged over 20 pts per game. But that in and of itself should not make him a HoFer. By that standard shouldn't guys like Bernard King (a far more explosive scorer) also be in the HoF?
When I think of Mullin I think of Peja Stojakovic. Both were good players but Hall of Famers? Err I don't think so...