While players need to wait a few years from the time they retire to be inducted into the Hall of Fame, it’s never too early to start speculating. After all, there are always a few current players who are bound to be Hall of Famers one day. Sometimes it helps to take stock of those players so we can truly enjoy watching them play while we have a chance. With that in mind, here are some of the current NBA players who we know are locks to be in the Pro Basketball Hall of Fame one day.
Come on, everybody knew from the day he entered the league that King James would end up in the Hall of Fame. After all, he was “The Chosen One,” and he’s all but lived up to the hype.
The knock against Melo is that he never won a championship. Of course, he did win a national championship in college and three Olympic Gold medals.
Despite not winning an NBA championship, he’ll go down as one of the best pure scorers in league history, making him a lock for the Hall of Fame.
If there was any doubt about whether Harden is a Hall of Famer or not, he’s answered those doubts in the last few seasons. Harden has led the league in scoring in three straight seasons, averaging over 30 points per game every year.
His MVP award in 2018 also helps to solidify his Hall of Fame resume, not to mention the fact that he has a lot of good years left.
It’s safe to say that averaging a triple-double over three consecutive seasons has made Westbrook a lock for the Hall of Fame. He’s arguably the best point guard of his generation and one of the best overall players the league has ever seen.
At this point, there’s nothing that can keep him out of the Hall of Fame.
Much like Carmelo, Durant is one of the best pure scorers of his generation. He’s been an unstoppable force since the day he entered the league. Durant was also smart enough to head to Golden State at the right time to win a couple of rings.
With 10 all-star appearances and counting, not to mention MVP honors in 2014, Durant is a Hall of Famer without question.
As his career starts to wind down, there’s no question Paul will end up in the Hall of Fame. He’s been a brilliant point guard and a great defender throughout his career. Even if he doesn’t win a title, he’ll end up in the Hall.
Let’s face it, Curry could retire right now and be a first-ballot Hall of Famer without question. With three NBA championships and two MVP awards, he already has a Hall of Fame resume.
More than that, Curry is arguably the greatest shooter in NBA history and a revolutionary force in basketball history. All of that will one day earn him a place in the Hall of Fame.