4 legendary Utah Jazz players with a case to be in the Hall of Fame

Pete Maravich vs Los Angeles Lakers (Photo by Ross Lewis/Getty Images).
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These are four Utah Jazz players who have a case for the Hall of Fame.

The Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame, otherwise dubbed the “NBA Hall of Fame” and the “Pro Basketball Hall of Fame” by many, recently inducted six players and coaches into their exclusive club recently, as NBA players Dirk Nowitzki, Paul Gasol, Tony Parker, and Dwayne Wade, while also enshrining NBA head coach Gregg Popovich and WNBA icon Becky Hammon. The six make for one of the most loaded classes in recent memory, and it got us wondering about if and when the next Utah Jazz players are going in.

Currently, the Jazz have eight players in the Hall of Fame, but three aren’t seen as being “Jazz HOF’ers” and more just Hall of Famers who stopped over in Salt Lake City for a season or less. Those three are Walt Bellamy, Spencer Haywood, and Bernard King. The other five made a profound impact on the franchise; Gail Goodrich, Adrian Dantley, Karl Malone, John Stockon, and Pete Maravich.

They also have one more Hall of Fame member in legendary coach Jerry Sloan.

So the Jazz have had some icons of the game in the Hall, but when will they have the next few? Well, maybe not for a while.

We found four names that may present the next-best chance for the Jazz fans to see their favorite team’s players go in, but we have to admit, it isn’t likely. These four names have been out of the limelight long enough to go in already if they wanted to. None of them played past Wade or Nowitzki, so if they were going to go in, you’d think they’d have gone in by now.

Still, these are the four men we think have the best cases to go in, and they’re in no particular order.