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Ladainian Tomlinson: “(I’d rather be a) Hall of Fame player without a ring”

By Ernie Padaon

June 18, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers former running back LaDainian Tomlinson during his retirement press conference at Charger Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-US PRESSWIRE

Ladainian Tomlinson says that he would rather go into the Hall of Fame then win a ring.

“(I’d rather be a) Hall of Fame player without a ring, because you’ve got to sacrifice so much individually just to be good. They draft you individually, and you’ve got to back them up and make them right. I think at the end of the day, even though I didn’t win a Super Bowl ring, I felt like I backed them up for drafting me. I backed up the San Diego Chargers for picking me with the fifth pick.” – Ladainian Tomlinson (NBC Sports)

Is that LT being selfish for individual accomplishments or am I being selfish because I would rather get a ring in this city? Being a Hall of Famer makes you a legend in the game while winning a championship only makes you a legend in the city.

I guess you can just call me selfish! I don’t think I am the only one though.