Should Yao be in the Hall of Fame?
Old 07-11-2011, 02:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
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This is a poll on RealGM and I'm curious to know what RF posters think about it.
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Old 07-11-2011, 03:16 AM   #2 (permalink)
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7 years of 19 ppg and 9 rebounds, with 3 of those years under 60 games?


No.
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Old 07-11-2011, 03:28 AM   #3 (permalink)
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he did a lot for the nba and basketball in general. yes
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Chinese Sports Hall of Fame. Yes
Basketball Hall of Fame. No (Years in NBA were limited, never MVP, never DPOY limited playoff success and never led his Olympic team or country to great success internationally...even thought China is not that good)
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No. If he were to be inducted you could make a case for someone like T-Mac as well which wouldn't be right.
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Old 07-11-2011, 07:32 AM   #6 (permalink)
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No. If he were to be inducted you could make a case for someone like T-Mac as well which wouldn't be right.
In their prime, T-Mac >> Yao.
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Old 07-11-2011, 07:57 AM   #7 (permalink)
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no. he didn't play enough and/or make his team good enough.

Injuries and his body's ability to handle an NBA season is something that he had no control over, but that's the reality of the situation.
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Yes.

If it's the I couldn't run up and down the floor more than once without having to bend over and tug on the bottom of my shorts HOF.
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Old 07-11-2011, 01:24 PM   #9 (permalink)
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sorry Yao, but you shouldnt even be considered for HOF.
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Old 07-11-2011, 02:02 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Maybe, because of politics and basketball promotion in China and all Asia. He is the best Asian player of all time.
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Old 07-11-2011, 02:06 PM   #11 (permalink)
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like him but...

absolutely not
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no. he didn't play enough and/or make his team good enough.

Injuries and his body's ability to handle an NBA season is something that he had no control over, but that's the reality of the situation.
+1

Agree with what fancy said and others on here already. No.
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Old 07-11-2011, 02:18 PM   #13 (permalink)
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i think Yao's career is too short for him to be a HOFer. but having said that, if drazen petrovic is a HOFer you can certainly make a case for Yao
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Old 07-11-2011, 02:35 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I'm not so quick to reject his candidacy.

Remember that the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame rewards Contributors in addition to Players. Despite his talent, it is certainly the case that Yao does not have the consistent statistical success necessary to qualify strictly as a Player. However, it might be possible that his contributions to expanding basketball on an international level is worthy of his being considered as a Contributor. I honestly don't know enough about the economics or politics to say anything on that matter.
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Old 07-11-2011, 02:44 PM   #15 (permalink)
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it was to short. i could see him getting recognized for being a reason for the globalization of basketball though
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As an ambassador, he gets my vote.
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no.
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It's just sad that he wasn't able to do more.
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Old 07-11-2011, 03:43 PM   #19 (permalink)
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definitely.... and they can put Wang ZhiZhi in on the same day.
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Old 07-11-2011, 03:56 PM   #20 (permalink)
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definitely.... and they can put Wang ZhiZhi in on the same day.
Ahead of Mengke Bateer? No fuckin' way.
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