Breaking Down Chris Bosh’s Case for the Basketball Hall of Fame

December 16th, 2014 by Tom Sunnergren Leave a reply »

Throughout his career, Chris Bosh been a good—occasionally very good—but never great basketball player.

His finest, at least his most impactful, seasons were spent as a tertiary threat on a Miami Heat team that never quite became a dynasty. This is tremendous. It’s a lot more professional success than most of us can dream of, including the author of this post. But to my mind at least, it probably isn’t Hall of Fame worthy.

Granted, I believe in keeping a high bar for the Hall. When too many are inducted, it diminishes the honor. When everyone’s family, there is no family. To repeat an oft-repeated argument, if there’s a debate about whether someone belongs in the Hall of Fame, he probably doesn’t belong in the Hall of Fame.

That out of the way, I do think—based on his accomplishments, statistical and otherwise—that there’s a chance Bosh will get an opportunity to pledge the small fraternity in Springfield, Massachusetts, one day. Our objective here is evaluating the likelihood he gets in. His chances, I think, are not minuscule.


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