Aug 6, 2014, 3:55 PM EDT
This weekend, Mitch Richmond deservedly gets inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame.
Richmond was a player ahead of his time, a guy whose game would fit in beautifully in today’s NBA. He was a great shooter in an era when the three ball was not as prevalent, but if you closed out wrong he could put it on the floor and get to the rim then finish with authority. There’s a reason he averaged 21 points a game or more for 10 consecutive seasons. He may be best remembered as part of the Warriors’ “Run TMC” years with Chris Mullin (already in the Hall of Fame) and Hardaway (who should be).
Richmond went on to be a six-time NBA All-Star, won an NBA title (2002 Lakers) and an Olympic Gold Medal (1996).
Enjoy the best of his career highlight plays.
- Shaq tells Suzy Shuster he, Kobe Bryant could have tied Jordan’s six titles 22
- Dwight Howard tried to take loaded gun through airport security, will not face charges 22
- Will Miami make a run at Kevin Durant? 17
- Report: Veteran forward Chuck Hayes agrees to deal with Clippers 6
- Report: Lakers to sign Brazilian, FC Barcelona point guard Marcelo Huertas to one-year deal 10
- Shaq to Kobe on podcast: “I just want people to know that I don’t hate you” 18
- D’Angelo Russell on Tracy McGrady tweet: “Some Lakers fans are spoiled” 28
- Anthony Davis “definitely” plans on shooting more threes this season 4