Not every NBA player earns the championship rings that may fall into their lap. As we’ve seen throughout basketball history, certain players happen to find themselves on a perennial title contender that allows them to obtain the ultimate goal without putting in much work on the court.
Qualifying for the Basketball Hall of Fame is an entirely different story. Of course, some are aided by their surrounding circumstances including the competence of both their organization and supporting cast. By and large, however, such an achievement is a direct testament to one’s greatness on the basketball court.
Each NBA team can stake a claim in several current Hall of Famers — as well as those who are sure to be enshrined in the coming years — but there’s always one that stands above the rest as the shining example for every franchise. These are the faces, the ones whos contributions will stand the test of time.
Some stand in higher regard than others given their varying list of accomplishments. A few even reside among the true pantheon greats of the league.
No matter their ranking compared to each other, each of the forthcoming players shares a unique distinction of having left a legacy impressive enough to earn a spot in one of basketball’s highest honors.