I'll continue to bang the drum on Bernard King.
Hope he gets in. An injury-plagued career, yes. But one helluva basketball player. He belongs, IMO.
Payton's the only no-brainer on that list. The homer in me wants Heinsohn too.
This kind of hearkens me back to the discussion on this forum about Jason Terry earlier this week. A lot of these guys are borderline for whether they belong and each of them still has a more impressive case than Terry.
I concur that the Glove is the only lock to make it. Pitino, who I dislike, is probably in also.
I'd also like to see Bernard King get in. I don't hold his injuries against him as much as others might and his career numbers are impressive in spite of them. His 1984 season was otherwordly. For perspective, here is the 1984 MVP voting:
1. Larry Bird
2. Bernard King
3. Magic Johnson
4. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
5. Isiah Thomas
6. Julius Erving
In my opinion, if you can crack that lineup even once in your career, you belong in the Hall of Fame. He was one spot away from league MVP in a season with Larry, Magic, Isiah, Kareem, and Dr. J all performing at a high level.