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Did Carmelo Anthony call Rick Fox a Hall of Famer? Um…

Oct 12, 2011, 2:10 PM EDT

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I like Rick Fox. Smart, underrated role player on some very good teams — the Lakers recognized this and picked him up to go along side Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal. Great fit.

But Fox was not a great player. Well, I think that and you think that. Apparently Carmelo sees things differently.

‘Melo was trying to defend star players getting together in Miami and New York (he’s right about that) in and interview with GQ, and in the process said something odd picked up by The Basketball Jones.

I think people fail to realize that teams and organizations have been stacking teams since way back in the day. The Lakers had the Showtime era. Boston had six hall of famers on one team. You had Detroit, the New York Knicks, and now the Miami Heat. They were stacking their teams back then, it just fell off over the years and now it picked back up. Boston did it first, then LA. I was fortunate enough to play against them when they had Shaq, Kobe, Rick Fox, Gary Payton, Karl Malone… that’s five hall of famers on one team! So you can’t get mad at Miami for doing what they did. A lot of people don’t agree on how they did it, or how LeBron did it.

Whoa there, Rick Fox is not a hall of fame basketball player. He may be Emmy worthy, however — his guest spot on Big Bang Theory last season was awesome.

  1. edmazeing1 - Oct 12, 2011 at 2:14 PM

    Hey (Kurt) you for got he was on the tv show The Game, which I thought was Awesome!!!

  2. ciscoleon - Oct 12, 2011 at 4:03 PM

    OMG. Please end the lockout so we can stop getting stupid articles like this. Useless info – sorry but that’s just my opinion.

    Why don’t you write about NBA players that are underrated LIKE Rick Fox – and detail how so. Maybe that would have been a worthwhile article. How is this journalism????

    KMN.

  3. eureca323 - Oct 12, 2011 at 5:06 PM

    The Lakers with Malone and Payton and even the Celtics arent a great comparison for what happened with the heat. Malone and Payton were on their last legs and it was actually Malone’s final year which he didnt even finish since he was injured. Celtics spent their primes on other teams they got together past their primes.

    Lebron and Bosh in their primes joined Dwade in Miami instead of trying to lead their own teams.

    As for Rick Fox he didnt even start that Malone and Payton year he was injured for almost the entire year and then he retired after that season. Which is beside the fact that he isnt a HOF to begin with, but I did think he was a great player in his own right. He did take less money in his to win championships with the Lakers, but definitely not a HOF to make a comparison with the heat.

  4. kinggw - Oct 12, 2011 at 5:48 PM

    At the time Rick Fox was married to Vanessa Williams, that makes him a hall of famer in my book.

  5. dolphinatic - Oct 12, 2011 at 9:25 PM

    Are we talking about Rick L Williams? And Im a laker fan. Good, not great.

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