Original title: The iron-blooded blue-collar gorgeous king magically reunited in the draft and wins the champion at this moment
In the 2021 Basketball Hall of Fame ceremony, there were two high-profile stars. Ben Wallace and Chris Webber were both introduced into the Hall of Fame this year, but these two players are completely opposite basketball players.
Ben Wallace was a 1996 NBA draft pick. He was not favored by any team because of his poor skills and insufficient height. Even the big Ben in school was a small person not seen by coaches. He was participating in 1991. The basketball training camp was discovered by the famous blue-collar fighter Charles Oakley to have a chance to play NCAA.
Chris Webber is a genius who is completely different from Big Ben. His career is under the spotlight. In high school, Weber was a basketball star in Michigan. He averaged 29.4 points and 13 rebounds per game and was elected the Michigan State Basketball Player. He was also named MVP in the All-Star Game.
In college, the five Michigan Tigers led by Webber are even more famous, and everyone in the United States knows it, even surpassing the reputation of NBA players.
The star-loving Webber won the No. 1 pick in 1993 and became the first sophomore pick after Magic Johnson. In his first year in the NBA, Webber averaged 17.5 points and 9.1 rebounds per game. He was elected Rookie of the Year. He was outstanding. The athletic ability and gorgeous style of the game make fans extremely excited, and Webber even has the potential to become the best power forward in the league.
However, Webber was at odds with the then head coach Nelson Nelson, and he was traded to the Washington Bullets at the end of his rookie season.
Weber not only reunited with his old teammate Juwan Howard in Washington, where he also met Big Ben, but at the time it was estimated that no one would have thought that they would be inducted into the Hall of Fame on the same day, because Big Ben was only averaging 1.1 per game. An unknown man with 1.7 rebounds, and Webber is the future superstar.
In 1998, Webber was traded to the Kings. At first he was unwilling to play for the Kings, but with the arrival of Adelman, he reached his peak in the Kings. The Princeton system completely released Webber’s offensive talents. Webber became the best in the league in the Kings. Gorgeous power forward. In 2002, Webber led the Kings to the Western Conference Finals and fought with the Lakers for seven games, but was ultimately defeated.
At the same moment, Big Ben also found his home in Detroit. At that time, he had grown into a reliable blue-collar center through his own efforts. He averaged 13 rebounds and 3.5 blocks per game, which was frightening. At the same time, he also won the first best defense. Player trophy.
In 2003, Big Ben, who averaged 6.9 points per game, was selected for the All-Star for the first time, but 15.4 rebounds and 3.2 blocks allowed him to win the second Defensive Player of the Year trophy, helping the team reach the Eastern Conference Finals.
In 2004, the Pistons defeated the Lakers F4 upset and won the championship 4-1. Facing the most dominant center, O’Neal, Big Ben used iron and blood defense as a barrier to the Pistons.
Defeating the Lakers, what the gorgeous No. 1 pick Webber and Kings failed to do, they did it with the Pistons when they lost the draft.
Daben has thus become the soul of the Iron Pistons, and he is also a highlight in the history of the NBA. Although there are only 4 All-Stars, 4 best defensive player trophies, 5 first defensive team, 5 best team, 1 championship trophy, make Daben’s career full of gold.
In contrast, Weber has only the best rookie and a one-time bout which is much inferior…
In the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2021, the undrafted Ben can stand on the same stage as Webber. When the two are teammates, shouldn’t they think of it?
Daben and Webber, one is the representative of rough iron-blooded basketball, the other is an elegant insider spokesperson, the other is the loser in the draft, and the other is the NBA champion. The two are born and have different paths of struggle, but in the end they are on the coronation stage of the Hall of Fame. A magical meeting at the end of life.
What’s more dramatic is that at this moment, Wallace is a more successful basketball player than the No. 1 pick Webber.
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