9. Reggie Miller, Pacers
Basketball's Hall of Fame is a completely different monster than the other sports. Not only do they enshrine women, they go out of their way to include foreign players as well. It's great that they are so inclusive, but it also makes it hard to judge what exactly being a Hall of Famer means. You can't compare Reggie Miller with, say, women's pioneer Ann E. Meyers the way you can compare Ken Anderson with Dan Fouts. Regardless, Miller should have been a lock to make the Hall in his first year of eligibility. The argument against him is that he never won an MVP or a championship. Like it's his fault he played at the same time as Jordan, who won all the MVPs and titles. He almost single-handedly lifted a dead-end, dormant franchise into the NBA's elite. He hit more three-pointers than all but one player (Ray Allen) in NBA history. Furthermore, he turned his game up in the playoffs, electrifying the nation with his traditional late-game heroics in Madison Square Garden. And finally, how in the world does Chris Mullin get in if Miller doesn't? After coming from a Golden State team that he took nowhere, Mullin came to Indiana to play with Miller. One of them was the best player on that team, and one player wasn't. The one who wasn't just gave his Hall of Fame speech.—Johnny Goodtimes (AP Photo/Beth A. Keiser)
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