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Nov 9, 2022Liked by Justin Kubatko

I spent a little while Monday looking over KJ's career record. I would like to add that if he had had the standard star-type tail extended onto his profile, I could envision an extra 2-3 seasons of perhaps 9- 13 PER /year. I also don't think that's at all unreasonable given his slender physique and exceptional athleticism. That career path, especially on a title contender like the Suns, may have cemented his legacy as an excellent shooter and playmaker. Plus, if anybody had 6th man, gun-for-hire potential, Kevin Johnson was the man. Aside from the silly LCD arguments, I don't remember his nearest comp, but in retrospect, I would consider maybe Moncrief as the best match. Played for one team in an out-of-the spotlight city, but always being in the right place when it counted. KJ would certainly be a very worthy and positive addition to the HOF.

Great article -- thank you! 😊 πŸ€

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Does the character clause not apply for the hall of fame? Dudes like Kevin Johnson shouldn't be celebrated at all, regardless of stats, and any article about him should mention the horrible things he's done. You can't separate his personal transgressions from the player especially if the character clause is, however unlikely to ever be invoked in actuality, one reason why he shouldn't be in the hall of fame.

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Does the character clause not apply for the hall of fame? Dudes like Kevin Johnson shouldn't be celebrated at all, regardless of stats, and any article about him should mention the horrible things he's done. You can't separate his personal transgressions from the player especially if the character clause is, however unlikely to ever be invoked in actuality, one reason why he shouldn't be in the hall of fame.

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I agree he’s HoF worthy.

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