Is Chris Bosh a Hall of Famer?

Analyzing whether or not the Heat star has a chance to be enshrined

Updated: January 31, 2013, 3:28 AM ET
By Neil Paine |
Chris BoshJim Rassol/Sun Sentinel/Getty ImagesMiami center Chris Bosh boasts career averages of 19.7 points, 9 rebounds and 1.1 blocks per game.

Wednesday night, the Miami Heat visit the Brooklyn Nets in a game that may feature as many as five future Hall of Famers -- LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Ray Allen, Deron Williams, and … Chris Bosh?

Surprised? Well, just ask Bosh himself: "I've been a Hall-of-Famer like four years ago," he told Fox Sports on Friday. "And I say that very serious, though. I've talked about it before with my friends."

Is this merely a case of misplaced bravado for the Miami big man? Or is Bosh actually on to something? ESPN The Magazine came to the conclusion in December this wasn't the case, but let's turn to our Hall Monitor, an inventory of yes-or-no questions designed to assess whether a player deserves to be in the Hall of Fame.

Neil Paine writes for FiveThirtyEight, the data-supported sports, politics and culture site coming soon from ESPN.