A few of our fellow Bloguin NBA bloggers collaborated with Jeff Fox of Hoops Manifesto to discuss which current NBA players deserve a spot in the Basketball Hall of Fame.
Listed among the locks to make it is San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan.
Like the guys over at Hoops Manifesto, I doubt I have to increase the word count of this post validating their decision to list him as a lock.
But I might have to include another Spur that should be a lock.
Manu Ginobili is among the players listed as toss-ups. For anyone who has followed Ginobili's entire basketball career, and not just his NBA career, there's no denying that Ginobili has earned a spot in Springfield.
Ginobili has won on every level, from the Euroleague, to the NBA and even Olympic gold. I can count so many players in the Hall of Fame who weren't lucky enough to win a single championship. With Ginobili, luck played no part in the success he's had, and it looks like I'm not the only one with that opinion.