The Basketball Hall of Fame has reduced its eligibility wait time to four years, among other changes. Shaq, Allen Iverson, and Yao Ming will now be eligible to be elected as part of the class of 2016. [AP]
The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame is the most idiosyncratic of the major sports halls of fame, in part because its mission is to celebrate the game of basketball in its many incarnations, as opposed to just the NBA. That independent spirit is readily apparent this weekend, when Springfield welcomes its…
The just-announced finalists for the Basketball Hall of Fame include Dikembe Mutumbo, Tim Hardaway, Spencer Haywood, Kevin Johnson, Lisa Leslie, John Calipari, and Dick Bavetta.
In his first year of eligibility, Reggie Miller didn't even qualify as a finalist for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. There's obviously a problem here, and it doesn't lie with Miller.
I was out last night so I didn't catch Michael Jordan's Hall of Fame induction speech until this morning, but it was pretty damn classic and incredibly moving, and no one seemed more moved by it than MJ himself.
It's a classic underdog tale—an upstart company devises a brilliant product plan, employs pluck and good fortune to make their dream a reality, and takes on the big boys....and then is summarily crushed by a large, multinational corporation.
Dominique Wilkins, who somehow didn't get into the Basketball Hall of Fame on his first try, will be getting in on go-round #2. Official word hasn't come down yet, but various reports have him getting in, along with former Pistons guard and current GM Joe Dumars and UConn women's coach Geno Auriemma.