The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced it’s inductees this week. Among the basketball personalities that were honored were some all time NBA greats. Arvydas Sabonis, Chris Mullin, and Dennis Rodman each carved out successful niches for themselves in a league loaded with athletic talent, speed, and leaping ability. For most of their NBA careers, none of these three standouts had the athleticism of their contemporaries. What they did have was unique talents that shaped their on-court prowess. Chris Mullin is famous for his incredible shooting accuracy. Dennis Rodman is known, on the court, for his amazing desire to rebound and play shutdown defense on any assignment. And Arvydas Sabonis put on displays of passing from the post that baffled defenders and delighted fans, as well as outside shooting that would even have Zydrunas Ilgauskas raising an eyebrow. All three were unique players in their time and have helped change and shape the standards for shooting, rebounding, and passing from their respective positions.
2011 HOF Class Showcases Unique Talents