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Yao Ming IS a Hall of Famer - Dwyer Article

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by DFWRocket, Sep 8, 2016.

  1. DFWRocket

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    Good stuff - thanks Dwyer.

    http://sports.yahoo.com/news/yao-ming-is-a-hall-of-famer-221211283.html

    (please read from the link so clutchfans member Dwyer gets the #'s)

    my favorite part:

    For a small turn there, Yao was at the very least in the conversation for the best player in the league. For stretches in 2006-07 and 2007-08, in between injuries, Yao was a dominant force in the scoring and rebounding ranks for the Houston Rockets, pumping up double-figure rebounds and over 25 points on average. At worst, he was in the argument alongside Duncan, Kevin Garnett, Kobe Bryant, Dirk Nowitzki, and the all-around play of a burgeoning LeBron James.

    One wouldn’t be out of place in ranking Yao – who somehow managed 25 points, 9.4 rebounds, two blocks and two assists in 2006-07 despite playing just 33.8 minutes per game – ahead of all of them for those stretches; because defense and efficiency matter.
     
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    Who's cutting onions?
     
  3. kevC

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    To the topic at hand, people hate on Yao for not deserving of making the HOF on just on-court merits, but he still has a good case without the off-court things.

    8x All-star (only the rookie season one was "undeserved")
    6x All-NBA team (1 1st, 2 2nd, 3 3rd)
    Basketball-reference has his HOF probability at 52.6%

    There have been far more undeserving HOF's than Yao on just on-court merits.
     
  4. CDrex

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    I just noted this in the article comments, but there's not a single (retired) NBA player in history that had a career WS/48 stat of 0.200 or a PER of 23 and did NOT make the Hall of Fame. Yao's one of the top 30 all time in both of those efficiency stats.
     
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    People outside of Rocket fans don't realize how good Yao was. They seem more fascinated with his size than his actual game. But IF he had stayed healthy, I believe he'd been a 25pt 12reb player, and top 5 GOAT center. It was fun watching his progression in the NBA
     
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    LOL, is this a joke?

    Yao is worthy since it's the basketball HOF, but he was not a HOF worthy player.
     
  8. Liberon

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    That article seem to be written by an intense fan person. It reeks of opinionated blogging rather than good journalism with substantiated sources.
     
  9. dharocks

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    His per minute production was more than HOF worthy. And imagine if we were quantifying rim protection when Yao played. It has to be pointed out that we were a far better defensive team with Yao/Battier/Rafer than with Howard/Ariza/Bev.

    If you're gonna let Walton in, you have to let Yao in.
     
  10. houstonhoya

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    Dude you're the joke. You don't know Yao. Foh
     
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