Headlined by Chris Webber and Paul Pierce, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame welcomed its newest inductees by way of the Class of 2021 on Saturday evening. To celebrate such a momentous night, Basketball News has compiled the full speeches for each addition to the prestigious Hall-of-Fame club.
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Sixteen honorees will be inducted into the Hall of Fame, including Paul Pierce and Chris Webber. By Jack Maloney. Sep 10, 2021 at 5:50 pm ET 1 min read. usatsi. The Naismith Memorial Basketball ...
Of the inaugural Hall of Fame class of 1959, seven individuals were inducted as contributors, including James Naismith, the inventor of basketball. All former NBA commissioners ( Maurice Podoloff, J. Walter Kennedy, Larry O'Brien, and David Stern) have been inducted.
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The Hall of Fame has more than 400 inductees and 40,000 sq. ft. of basketball history. Nearly 200,000 people visit the Hall of Fame museum each year to learn about the game, experience the interactive exhibits and test their skills on the Jerry Colangelo "Court of Dreams." Best known for its annual marquee Enshrinement Ceremony honoring the game’s elite, the Hall of Fame also operates over 70 high school and collegiate competitions annually throughout the country and abroad. Naismith ...
The IHSAA’s 2019 Basketball Hall of Fame class (L-R): Jason Bohannon, Dennis Geraghty, Brian Wildeboer, Dennis Pauling, Nick Collison, Kirk Hinrich, Grant Stout, Ken Laffoon, Kyle McCann . GO TO BASKETBALL STATE TOURNAMENT CENTRAL
Springfield, Mass. — The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced today the 20 watch list members for the 2022 Julius Erving Small Forward of the Year Award. Named after Class of 1993 Hall of Famer and 16-year professional basketball player Julius Erving, the annual honor in its eighth year recognizes the top small forwards in Division I men’s college basketball. A national ...
2021-22 Michigan Men's Basketball Awards and Honors. Eli Brooks (Oct. 18). Basketball Hall of Fame Jerry West Award Watch List-- Graduate student guard Eli Brooks was added to the initial watch list for the Jerry West Award on Monday (Oct. 18), honoring the top shooting guard in college basketball.
The Julius Erving Award, presented since 2015 to the top small forward. The Karl Malone Award, presented since 2015 to the top power forward. The Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award, presented since 2015 to the top center. Each of the award winners is chosen by a Hall of Fame selection committee, plus the award's namesake.