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Hall of Famer Mitch Richmond’s Top 10 plays of his career

Aug 6, 2014, 3:55 PM EDT

This weekend, Mitch Richmond deservedly gets inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame.

Richmond was a player ahead of his time, a guy whose game would fit in beautifully in today’s NBA. He was a great shooter  in an era when the three ball was not as prevalent, but if you closed out wrong he could put it on the floor and get to the rim then finish with authority. There’s a reason he averaged 21 points a game or more for 10 consecutive seasons. He may be best remembered as part of the Warriors’ “Run TMC” years with Chris Mullin (already in the Hall of Fame) and Hardaway (who should be).

Richmond went on to be a six-time NBA All-Star, won an NBA title (2002 Lakers) and an Olympic Gold Medal (1996).

Enjoy the best of his career highlight plays.

  1. cbking05 - Aug 6, 2014 at 4:11 PM

    True King … I hope Sac brings him back for the ribbon cutting of new arena!

  2. cbrown386 - Aug 6, 2014 at 4:25 PM

    Quietly one of the best players of the generation. Happy to see him in the Hall.

  3. antistratfordian - Aug 6, 2014 at 4:41 PM

    I always liked Richmond. Never thought he was a hall of famer though, but obviously some people do – so congrats to him!

    • andreboy1 - Aug 6, 2014 at 9:57 PM

      This guy used to destroy Reggie Miller when they went against each other and everyone is all over Reggie’s nuts all the time.

      • antistratfordian - Aug 6, 2014 at 10:28 PM

        Yeah, neither of them should be in the hall in my opinion, but that’s just my opinion.

      • ProBasketballPundit - Aug 6, 2014 at 11:43 PM

        True. Reggie Miller finished in the top 10 scorers in the league ONCE in his career and he was 8th that year. What great scorer has never finished in the top 7 in scoring?

  4. saint1997 - Aug 6, 2014 at 5:04 PM

    The original Brandon Roy

  5. ProBasketballPundit - Aug 6, 2014 at 7:02 PM

    Mitch won a title with the Lakers? He played 4 minutes in the 2002 playoffs. He deserves a ring but I’m not sure we sure credit his career with a title.

  6. clevelandrox - Aug 6, 2014 at 7:36 PM

    deserves the hall, was a dog. cant remember what video game he was on back in the day but man he had a jumper…

    • Mr. Wright 212 - Aug 6, 2014 at 8:04 PM

      NBA Jam

  7. Mr. Wright 212 - Aug 6, 2014 at 7:51 PM

    RICH MITCHMOND we used to call him in the 80s.

  8. andreboy1 - Aug 6, 2014 at 9:58 PM

    This list sucks

    One of his best plays was when he banked in a last second jump shot over Sprewell to beat the Warriors.

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