Toni Kukoč going to the Hall of Fame

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Glad to see it. He was instrumental to the growth/development of the game going global
 

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He deserves it, one of the pioneers of European players coming to the NBA
 

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Is this as something other than just an NBA player? His numbers in the NBA don't warrant HOF consideration honestly and I love Kukoc and appreciate what he did
 

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Is this as something other than just an NBA player? His numbers in the NBA don't warrant HOF consideration honestly and I love Kukoc and appreciate what he did
Good question, and this is something that a lot of people misunderstand: it's not the NBA HoF, it's the Basketball HoF. So while his NBA numbers are probably not HoF-worthy, his international numbers are pretty stellar. Beyond that, Toni, Arvydas Sabonis, and Drazen Petrovic are probably the Big 3 in terms of European players who paved the way for guys like Dirk, Luca, KP77, Jokic, and Vucevic.

So take into account his NBA career + International career + contributions to the game, and you can see why he's in. In terms of just looking at NBA careers, he's probably the least likely to be in with this class.
 

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Good question, and this is something that a lot of people misunderstand: it's not the NBA HoF, it's the Basketball HoF. So while his NBA numbers are probably not HoF-worthy, his international numbers are pretty stellar. Beyond that, Toni, Arvydas Sabonis, and Drazen Petrovic are probably the Big 3 in terms of European players who paved the way for guys like Dirk, Luca, KP77, Jokic, and Vucevic.

So take into account his NBA career + International career + contributions to the game, and you can see why he's in. In terms of just looking at NBA careers, he's probably the least likely to be in with this class.
Alright, I wasn't quite sure from reading the article. Thank you for the info
 

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Damn why did BG have to catch a stray? I think Kukoc deserves it. He was a superstar in Europe and was one of the early pioneers that made the game international.
 

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It's a disgrace to me too.

His shot selection wasn't much better than Mirotic
The Bulls often won despite Tony Kukoc not because of him. I think Jordan and Pippen would express that in private as well.

Remember when he started the playoffs like 2 for 35 from 3?

I watched the bulls alot more back then and remember shit like that.

Like Rodman, he fit the Bulls as a great passer but wasn't as good as his hype.

Rodman on the other hand was one of the greatest rebounders to ever play.
 

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