Hall of Fame: which vintage in 2022? | NBA


For two years, and even though the two ceremonies took place in 2021, the Hall of Fame has offered absolutely magnificent cuvées. That of 2020 was historic and composed of Kobe Bryant, Kevin Garnett and Tim Duncan, and this year, Chris Webber, Chris Bosh, Paul Pierce or Ben Wallace, it was also a high quality set.

On the other hand, next year, we should have a less flamboyant and less obvious cuvée to compose. Two new players will be eligible to enter the Pantheon according to ESPN: Manu Ginobili and Joe Johnson.

For the first, with his four NBA titles, his Olympic title and his Euroleague, there should be no hitch. The Argentine should logically be elected to the Hall of Fame. For the second, it will be more questionable even if Johnson presents a profile à la Mitch Richmond, who entered the Hall of Fame in 2014, so all hopes are high for the MVP of BIG3.

Tony Parker in 2023?

For the rest, the committee will be able to look at players who have not been selected in recent years. After all, Wallace and Webber took a few years to get elected. Among them, there are the former teammates of « Big Ben » in Detroit precisely, Rasheed Wallace and Chauncey Billups.

We also find Shawn Marion or Tim Hardaway, who still considers himself « blacklisted ». Finally among the old ones, the candidacies of Marques Johnson, Bill Laimbeer, Michael Cooper or Horace Grant could again be studied.

As we can see, in 2022, the Hall of Fame will be less brilliant than in recent years. But it will quickly find the light with a 2023 vintage which promises to be superb with three former champions and MVP of the Finals: Dirk Nowitzki, Dwyane Wade and Tony Parker.


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