Playing Devil’s Advocate: Is Former Knick Mark Jackson Hall of Fame Worthy?

December 4th, 2009 by Keith Schlosser Leave a reply »

Throughout his career, Mark Jackson was a prime example of the traditional point guard. He was a very vocal leader, a true floor general, and a precise passer who involved his teammates in the most accurate ways during games.

Jackson retired in 2004 and 2010 will mark his first year of eligibility for the Hall of Fame. He holds career averages of 9.6 points, eight assists, and 1.24 steals per game. He was also second on the all-time assists list with 10,334 until Jason Kidd finally passed him late last month.

While being third on the all-time assists list is impressive, is it enough to get a call from the Hall?

In addition to Jackson, players like Karl Malone, Scottie Pippen, Dennis Rodman, and Chris Mullin are also up for consideration. Jackson is clearly the best point guard out of this year’s class, but as a potential Hall of Famer, does he have to be one of the best point guards of all-time ?  If so, then Mark Jackson should not be in the Hall of Fame.

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