basketball People Who Should Be in the Basketball Hall of Fame  

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List Rules Only those players eligible as Basketball HOF nominees through the 2016 class

People who should be in the Basketball Hall of Fame are those stellar members of professional or college basketball who have been snubbed by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Based in Springfield, Massachusetts, the hall honors the great players, coaches, referees and other contributors to the game of basketball. Since 1959, over 150 people have been inducted into the hall during their annual ceremonies each fall.

In order to be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, a player must be fully retired for at least five years and earn their induction based on voting by a committee. Each year, those who are nominated and receive 75% or more of the votes can be inducted, though the Hall's Board of Trustees does have a final veto. Because of those guidelines, over the years many have been snubbed from induction.

Arguably some of the best NBA players of all time have not been inducted for one reason or another. Sidney Moncrief, George McGinnis, Marques Johnson and Max Zaslofsky are just a few of those names. These are multiple-year NBA All-Star selections, NBA champions and MVP award winners yet they fail to make the Basketball Hall of Fame.

While the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame should be a place where only the elite are honored for their contributions to the game, these men and women certainly have earned their right to induction. The good news is that many may still make it, eventually. Vote for your favorite players not in the Basketball Hall of Fame below then head over and vote for the people who should be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame too!

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378 60
Ray Allen is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list People Who Should Be in the Basketball Hall of Fame
Ray Allen Shooting guard

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428 109
Jason Kidd is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list People Who Should Be in the Basketball Hall of Fame
sharpino added Jason Kidd Point guard

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482 73
Steve Nash is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list People Who Should Be in the Basketball Hall of Fame
TRENT13 added Steve Nash Point guard

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325 35
Dirk Nowitzki is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list People Who Should Be in the Basketball Hall of Fame
Dirk Nowitzki Power forward

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287 53
Dwyane Wade is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list People Who Should Be in the Basketball Hall of Fame
Dwyane Wade Point guard, Shooting guard

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247 43
Paul Pierce is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list People Who Should Be in the Basketball Hall of Fame
Paul Pierce Small forward

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267 71
Dennis Rodman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list People Who Should Be in the Basketball Hall of Fame
Dennis Rodman Small forward, Power forward

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216 71
Chris Paul is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list People Who Should Be in the Basketball Hall of Fame
Chris Paul Point guard

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218 119
Chris Webber is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list People Who Should Be in the Basketball Hall of Fame
eblack added Chris Webber Power forward, Center

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186 69
Tim Hardaway is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list People Who Should Be in the Basketball Hall of Fame
marcosiahaan1 added Tim Hardaway Point guard

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176 72
Yao Ming is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list People Who Should Be in the Basketball Hall of Fame
Yao Ming Center

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154 86
Chauncey Billups is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list People Who Should Be in the Basketball Hall of Fame
PhilGrambau added Chauncey Billups Point guard

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199 103
Shawn Kemp is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list People Who Should Be in the Basketball Hall of Fame
eblack added Shawn Kemp Power forward

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142 62
Ben Wallace is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list People Who Should Be in the Basketball Hall of Fame
slaft added Ben Wallace Power forward, Center

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139 58
Pau Gasol is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list People Who Should Be in the Basketball Hall of Fame
Pau Gasol Power forward, Center

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183 121
Sidney Moncrief is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list People Who Should Be in the Basketball Hall of Fame
Sidney Moncrief Shooting guard

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135 47
Tony Parker is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list People Who Should Be in the Basketball Hall of Fame
Tony Parker Point guard

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135 65
Grant Hill is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list People Who Should Be in the Basketball Hall of Fame
slaft added Grant Hill Small forward

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101 64
Chris Bosh is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list People Who Should Be in the Basketball Hall of Fame
Chris Bosh Power forward

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63 71
Horace Grant is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list People Who Should Be in the Basketball Hall of Fame
slaft added Horace Grant Power forward, Center

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70 24
Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list People Who Should Be in the Basketball Hall of Fame
Stephen Curry Point guard, Shooting guard

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135 121
Maurice Cheeks is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list People Who Should Be in the Basketball Hall of Fame
Maurice Cheeks Point guard

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36 31
Mitch Richmond is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list People Who Should Be in the Basketball Hall of Fame
voting closed at #25 | eblack added Mitch Richmond Shooting guard - Inducted in 2014

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64 24
Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list People Who Should Be in the Basketball Hall of Fame
TRENT13 added Kevin Durant Small forward

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74 65
Bill Laimbeer is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list People Who Should Be in the Basketball Hall of Fame
Bill Laimbeer Center

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66 73
Amar'e Stoudemire is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list People Who Should Be in the Basketball Hall of Fame
Amar'e Stoudemire Power forward, Center

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70 113
Dwight Howard is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list People Who Should Be in the Basketball Hall of Fame
Dwight Howard Power forward, Center

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123 98
George McGinnis is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list People Who Should Be in the Basketball Hall of Fame
George McGinnis Power forward, Center

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63 33
Carmelo Anthony is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list People Who Should Be in the Basketball Hall of Fame
TRENT13 added Carmelo Anthony Small forward, Forward

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42 13
James Harden is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list People Who Should Be in the Basketball Hall of Fame
James Harden Shooting guard

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67 49
Muggsy Bogues is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list People Who Should Be in the Basketball Hall of Fame
Joe Schollmeier added Muggsy Bogues Point guard

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70 15
Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list People Who Should Be in the Basketball Hall of Fame
TRENT13 added Russell Westbrook Point guard

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51 69
Kevin Johnson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list People Who Should Be in the Basketball Hall of Fame
marcosiahaan1 added Kevin Johnson Point guard

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66 13
Manu GinĂ³bili is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list People Who Should Be in the Basketball Hall of Fame
Manu GinĂ³bili Shooting guard

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68 84
Tom Chambers is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list People Who Should Be in the Basketball Hall of Fame
TRENT13 added Tom Chambers Power forward, Center

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96 99
Don Nelson is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list People Who Should Be in the Basketball Hall of Fame

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47 89
Jack Sikma is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list People Who Should Be in the Basketball Hall of Fame
TRENT13 added Jack Sikma Power forward, Center

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41 32
Jason Williams is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list People Who Should Be in the Basketball Hall of Fame
DeanLegend added Jason Williams Point guard

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35 61
Stephon Marbury is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list People Who Should Be in the Basketball Hall of Fame
Stephon Marbury Point guard, Shooting guard

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43 55
Vlade Divac is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list People Who Should Be in the Basketball Hall of Fame
slaft added Vlade Divac Center

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86 103
Paul Westphal is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list People Who Should Be in the Basketball Hall of Fame

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54 56
Larry Nance is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list People Who Should Be in the Basketball Hall of Fame
slaft added Larry Nance Power forward, Center

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48 80
Bob Dandridge is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list People Who Should Be in the Basketball Hall of Fame
Bob Dandridge Shooting guard, Small forward

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47 63
Shawn Marion is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list People Who Should Be in the Basketball Hall of Fame
Shawn Marion Small forward, Power forward

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46 60
Detlef Schrempf is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list People Who Should Be in the Basketball Hall of Fame
Detlef Schrempf Small forward, Power forward

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17 20
Mark Aguirre is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list People Who Should Be in the Basketball Hall of Fame
TRENT13 added Mark Aguirre Small forward

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7 14
Terry Cummings is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list People Who Should Be in the Basketball Hall of Fame
TRENT13 added Terry Cummings Power forward

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47 60
Jeff Hornacek is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list People Who Should Be in the Basketball Hall of Fame
slaft added Jeff Hornacek Shooting guard

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18 24
Hal Greer is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list People Who Should Be in the Basketball Hall of Fame
tornadoaid added Hal Greer Shooting guard

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33 7
Penny Hardaway is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list People Who Should Be in the Basketball Hall of Fame
Penny Hardaway Point guard, Shooting guard