How Many Current NBA Players Can Be in the Hall of Fame?
Now, we will look at current NBA Stars and other players who can qualify for the Hall of Fame and what the probability is that they can make it! The players that will will be discussing range from LeBron James to Damian Lillard to players like Karl-Anthony Towns! Enjoy and comment if my predictions are off.
Tier One- Virtual Locks
Michael Jordan's heir to the throne, James is a no doubt lock into the HOF, winning multiple MVP titles and NBA Championships this is a no brainier.
After being an icon and changing how the NBA is played (historic number of 3s) Curry has solidified him as an HOFer. In addition, winning multiple MVP titles, and leading a dynasty, this without a question for a HOF selection.
The Klaw might go down as one of the greatest defenders of all time by the end of his career and is the most skilled defensive player in this section of potential HOFers. Winning two Defensive Player of the Year Awards, and two NBA titles, Leonard is a for sure lock for the Hall.
Durant is the greatest scorer in the league and a great player, but who knows if him joining a dynasty hurt his legacy. I think he will be a in the HOF no question, but it might take a bit more work due to the joining a dynasty issue.
Carter had a superstar career which felt like ages ago, plus he has a ring with the Mavericks. His longevity is what makes him also important, but he is a lock even if he ended is career seven years ago.
Winning rings on the Lakers with Kobe and being a top 10 all time Power Forward, Gasol is no doubt a HOFer.
Tier Two- Near Locks
At only 24 years old and putting up insane numbers, all Giannis needs is a NBA Championship and he is a lock.
Lillard has been a consistent MVP caliber player for the Blazers and just entering his prime, Lillard could still take that next jump and be great. Like great to the point where the best point guard in the league is close between him and Curry. He just needs a chip or MVP trophy and he should be good.
One of the best big men in the league, Davis only needs team wins to get to the HOF and maybe a chip. He is a generational player and definitely deserves it though.
George is one of the best two way players in the league, but he needs more accolades to get in, perhaps a DPOY or Championship in the foreseeable future.
Mr. Triple Double, puts in insane numbers but doesn't do the greatest in the playoffs. At least he has an MVP, so he should still make the HOF but probably not first ballot.
The best shooting guard in the league and 1x MVP, Harden is almost a lock except he needs to at least appear in the finals or win the finals to put him in that conversation.
CP3 has had an unfortunate career, wanting to play with Kobe but the NBA vetoed the trade. Paul had a terrific young career with the Hornets now Pelicans, but his health is the only question as he could have got the Rockets to the 2018 Finals if he was healthy.
He does have a ring and multiple all star appearances, but we need to see if he can lead his own team without another star he is in their shadow.
Tier Three- Good, but Need a Bit More
The defensive anchor of the Warriors dynasty, Green could be a tier two level of player, but his offensive skills are questionable. He is also a great play maker and locker room presence for the Warriors.
Call me out, but D Rose peaked super early in his career, but that ended sadly due to injuries. Now in his career, if he gets at least one ring to go with his MVP trophy, he can be a HOFer it's just going to be extremely hard for him.
Blake was a horse on the Clippers, but his health raised many questions for fans and coaches. He later gets traded to the Pistons and looks like a super new player, and is back to his all star form. If he gets a chip somewhere, he should be good.
I might be a Spurs fan, but Aldridge deserves a HOF spot. Putting up 22 and 10 at 33 years old is quite impressive, and as a top three Power Forward in the league for the last 5 years, it does seem he can get in if he wins a chip somewhere.
Walker is a great play maker, but he needs wins and team success to get in and that can happen with the Celtics. If he can have a few MVP seasons and a finals appearance, he should be into the Hall.
Tier Four- Long Shots/To Early to Tell
Mitchell as everything to be a super star, and looks to lead the Jazz to the promise land, but he is super young so it is very early to tell if he can keep up the pace!
Gobert has two DPOY awards, but has not been an all star in his career. If he can get an appearance, and go deep into the playoffs, Gobert could be in the HOF.
Gasol has a DPOY and a chip so you would think he should be in the HOF, but personally he needs one more ring to get in.
Iggy was the Warriors leader of the bench and in the locker room, so his rings were kind of handed down to him. Although on the 76ers and Nuggets, Iggy was a defensive stud and all star, so he could go in for that.
Lowry didn't have the best start to his career until he got to the Raptors, but he has became an elite play maker and all star. Earning a chip really did help him, and honestly he could be considered tier three.
Overall, these are what tiers NBA stars will be for chances into the Hall of Fame, and I know I did not include everybody so comment below what tier somebody should be in and I might place them in there!
Thank you for reading and happy hubbing!
© 2019 Mikey Karlovsky