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Saturday, March 24, 2007

From Rookie of the Year to the Hall of Fame

I've always wondered how many Rookies of the Year end up having Hall of Fame careers. The answer is that 19 of the 43 NBA or ABA Rookies of the Year from between 1953 and 1984 are Hall of Famers. Why the 1984 cutoff? Simple. Most of the Rookies of the Year who came into the NBA after that year are either still active or have not been retired long enough to be eligible for Hall of Fame induction. Larry Bird is the only Rookie of the Year from the 1980s who has made it to the Hall of Fame so far. I examined the subject of Rookies of the Year and the Hall of Fame in my most recent NBCSports.com article, which can be found here:

From Rookie of the Year to the Hall of Fame

posted by David Friedman @ 3:26 PM

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