Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Joe Dumars

I know this is gonna sound kind of redundant, considering I just posted about Chipper awhile back, and because Bill Simmons actually just wrote a column about this. But I am just so sick and tired of hearing all this pro-Joe Dumars in the Hall of Fame bullshit in the Metro Detroit area. To begin, no Joe Dumars does not deserve to be in the Hall of Fame. He wasn't even the best player on his team during any given season. Whether it be his prime, when Isaiah Thomas led the way for the Pistons, or the twilight when Grant Hill first came to pre-eminence, there is never a period of time in which Dumars was even the go to guy on his team. Not to mention that during those championship years there were times when he was sat in crunch time because he was an offensive liability. He made just one All NBA team during his career, which meant he was only one of the top players in the NBA for one season. I'm sorry, but the Hall of Fame is for great players, not good role players. Because in essence that is what Joe was.

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