One of the more impactful transactions league-wide this past offseason was the Boston Celtics acquiring All-Star guard and former NBA Champion Jrue Holiday. Holiday, despite being one of the league’s most notorious two-way contributors for more than a decade, may not have the greatest chance of getting into the Hall of Fame as things stand right now.
In his fantastic career, Jrue Holiday has been a:
- one-time NBA Champion
- two-time All-Star
- three-time All-Defensive First Teamer
- four-time All-Defensive Second teamer
While these are accomplishments only a handful ever achieve, let alone on one resume, they might not be enough to get the Los Angeles native to Springfield. However, if the Boston Celtics live up to the expectation and win an NBA Championship, the question then arises: Will that be enough to get Holiday into the Hall of Fame?
Jrue Holiday would be a slam dunk Hall of Fame choice for voters if Boston Celtics win Banner 18
If Holiday were to capture the second championship of his career with the Boston Celtics, it would no doubt make him a Hall of Famer. If Holiday were to win one this year with the Celtics, Holiday would be remembered as a player who was the missing piece to two NBA Franchises capturing a title; with the Milwaukee Bucks bringing a championship to Deer District during his debut season in the Cream City.
While his overall numbers and career accomplishments may not jump out at you, Holiday’s impact on teams winning with him would be undeniable with Banner 18 in the TD Garden rafters in any of the next two seasons.
Holiday has always been a very underrated player and because of that, he has been very underappreciated. If he contributes to a championship for the Celtics, you can never ignore him again; being enshrined as an immortal in NBA lore.