The ten-member class of 2016 NBA Hall of Fame was announced on 9th September 2016 in Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Springfield. Let’s have a look at the hall of fame basketball live:
1. Shaquille Rashaun O’Neal
Playing as a good center, he won Rookie of the Year in 1992–93. He led his team (Orlando Magic) to the finals in 1995.
Played for six teams over a period of 19-years career.
Four-time NBA Finals champion (Finals 2000, Finals 2001, Finals 2002, Finals 2006)
NBA Most Valued Player in 2000
Has been three times Finals Most Valued Player
Ranks seventh in points scored.
Won 15 NBA All-Star game selections
Currently working as an analyst inside NBA
Allen Ezail Iverson
Iverson was elected as a player and selected by Philadelphia 76ers
Has been 11-time NBA All-Star
NBA’s Most Valuable Player, MVP in 2001
Four-time NBA scoring champion
Won the NBA rookie of the year in 1996-97 season.
Fifth greatest shooting guard in the NBA in season 2008
Retired on October 30, 2013.
Ming was selected as a player by Shanghai Sharks (played 5 years for Chinese Basketball Association)
Played for Houston Rockets in NBA (selected in 2002)
Reached NBA playoffs four times
Eight times NBA All-Star (the only player outside Us to get all-star voting)
Five times All-NBA selection
Three-time FIBA Asian Championship MVP
Thomas Michael Izzo
Izzo was selected as a coach
Led the Spartans to the NCAA national champion in 2000
Won the award of AP National Coach of the Year in 1998
Izzo led Michigan State Spartans to seven Final Fours
Sheryl Denise Swoopes
Swoopes was selected as a player initially by the Houston Comets.
Has been a champion four times of the Women National Basketball Association WNBA
Has been Three times WNBA Most Valuable Player in 2000, 2002 & 2005
Has been six times Women National Basketball Association All-Star
She has been five times All-WNBA first-team selection
Has played for the US national team
Jerry M. Reinsdorf
Was elected as a contributor
Has been the owner of Chicago Bulls since 1985
Has been Six times NBA champion owner
Darell Lee Garretson
Was elected as a referee
Has a remarkable 27-year career in NBA
Has officiated nearly 2000 games
His officiated games include nearly 1800 regular-season NBA games, 269 playoff games, five All-Star games and forty-one finals.
Has served as NBA supervisor of Officials for a period of 17 years
Died on April 24, 2008, in Arizona.
Was elected as a player
Commonly known by the name “Big Z”
Was selected by St. Louis Hawks in 1962
Beaty was named to NBA All-Rookie Team
Has been Two times NBA All-Star in 1966 & 1968
Has been three times ABA All-Star
Cumberland Willis Posey, Jr.
Was elected as a player
Had been a team owner in the Negro Leagues
Had Led the Loendi Big Five (which then became a dominant team) to win four straight Colored Basketball World Championships (1919 to 1922)
Multisport athlete; admitted into Baseball Hall of Fame in 2006
John B. McLendon, Jr.
Was elected as a coach
First African-American coach at white university
Has been manifested twice in the Basketball Hall of Fame
Made basketball live
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