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  1. Game highlights from newly minted Hall of Famer Gary Payton (VIDEO)

    Apr 9, 2013, 8:41 AM EDT

    Gary Payton

    Gary Payton was a no-brainer Hall of Fame pick… yet this is the Hall of Fame selection process we are talking about so there was some concern until it became official. Which it did on Monday. Some of our younger readers may not have seen “The Glove” in game action, so here is a short…

  2. So what does the 2013 Hall of Fame look like?

    Sep 8, 2012, 6:12 PM EDT

    Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony

    With a wrap on the 2012 class after Friday night’s activities, of course the attention turns to next year and the next class. Scott Howard Cooper broke down the list for NBA.com. The big first-year addition in terms of eligibility is Gary Payton. Glove’s a lock for inclusion in the Hall, eventually, even though it’s…

  3. Video: Reggie Miller thanks sister, admits he pushed off on Greg Anthony as he enters Hall of Fame

    Sep 8, 2012, 11:00 AM EDT

    Reggie Cheryl Miller

    Reggie Miller gave a super speech upon his induction to the Naismith Hall of Fame Friday night. He was warm, funny, self-deprecating, and yet still so confident in his own abilities and impishly proud of his constant needling. He told stories about being abused by Michael Jordan and what the game has meant to him.…

  4. The Inbounds: For the 500th time, we need an NBA Hall of Fame

    Sep 7, 2012, 7:00 PM EDT

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    When I make this column, as I do every year, I go through the usual flip side. Do we really need a Hall of Fame? Is there anyone who should be included in a Hall of Fame for the NBA that is not or will not be in the Naismith? Is recognition in the Naismith not…

  5. The Inbounds: Reggie Miller was the thorn you loved or hated watching stick

    Sep 6, 2012, 5:20 PM EDT

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    There’s a freaking movie about how Reggie Miller made life hell for the Knicks. That’s how legendary that rivalry was. But it wasn’t just the moments, the trash talk, the shots or the points. To be a truly worthy hero, or a villain, you have to be good enough for the damage inflicted to seem…

  6. Video: ABA highlights of Hall of Famer Mel Daniels

    Sep 6, 2012, 9:02 AM EDT

    Mel Daniels

    There were a lot of guys — Julius Erving, Moses Malone, Artis Gilmore, George Gervin — who started their careers in the short-lived ABA and went on to legendary NBA careers. But Mel Daniels is the exception, he played almost his entire career in the ABA and had only one season with the Nets after the…

  7. Video: NBA highlights of Hall of Famer Chet Walker

    Sep 6, 2012, 2:19 AM EDT

    Chet Walker

    Walker was one of the too-often overlooked guys on one of the early Super Teams — the late 1960s team in Philadelphia had Wilt Chamberlain, Billy Cunningham and Hal Greer. Yet, the unsung Walker averaged 18.2 points and 7.1 rebounds a game for his career, part of which was as a Bull in Chicago. Look…

  8. Don Nelson says he got small ball idea from Red Auerbach

    Aug 30, 2012, 11:41 AM EDT

    Golden State Warriors v Minnesota Timberwolves

    Don Nelson will enter the Basketball Hall of Fame as the coach who has won more games than anyone else in NBA history. He will go in as an innovator, a team builder, a guy who colored outside the lines and that worked for him. One of the things Nelson liked to do was play…

  9. Reggie Miller, Don Nelson lead Basketball Hall of Fame class

    Apr 2, 2012, 1:32 PM EDT

    Reggie Miller

    I’m going to try — to really, really try — not to turn this into a “we need a separate NBA Hall of Fame” rant. Even though we do. I don’t want to go there because there are some deserving people getting into the Hall of Fame as part of this year’s class. Reggie Miller,…

  10. Reggie Miller, Don Nelson, and Bernard King among 2012 Hall of Fame candidates

    Feb 24, 2012, 12:39 PM EDT

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    Enshrinement into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame is a distinct honor to many in the basketball world, no matter how ridiculous and arbitrary the criteria for inclusion seem to be. With that in mind, here are the candidates for the Hall of Fame class of 2012, as announced by press conference on Friday:…

  11. Fan voting will weigh into Hall of Fame selections beginning in 2013

    Feb 24, 2012, 12:01 PM EDT

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    Here’s a curveball for you: Beginning with the Basketball Hall of Fame class of 2013, fans around the world will be able to take part in the Hall of Fame selection process. That’s a pretty significant step for any Hall of Fame body, much less one with a history of controversial, closed-door decision making. According…

  12. Hall of Fame nominees announced. Yes, we see you Reggie.

    Nov 11, 2011, 9:17 PM EDT

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    It’s just the first step — and getting past the first step can lead to controversy. The list of nominees for the 2012 class of the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame have been announced. It’s an impressive group of people from all across the hoops spectrum (remember, the Hall of Fame is the entire sport,…

  13. Yao Ming says to put his Hall of Fame nod on hold

    Sep 1, 2011, 10:43 AM EDT

    Former NBA player Yao attends a business event in Shanghai

    Eventually, Yao Ming will be welcomed into the basketball Hall of Fame. If you just rolled your eyes, remember this is not just an NBA Hall of Fame. (We need one of those, but that is a separate issue.) What Yao did to bridge the NBA with China and help the sport grow in the…

  14. Portland fans outpouring humbles Arvydas Sabonis

    Aug 19, 2011, 11:46 AM EDT

    Sabonis Hall of Fame

    Arvydas Sabonis is a quiet man, not someone given to grand shows of emotion. But the newly minted Hall of Famer remains one of the most beloved of Trail Blazers, and it showed when more than 2,500 showed up to cheer Sabonis at a rally in the city. All of that seemed to catch Sabonis…

  15. The long, strange trip of Arvydas Sabonis

    Aug 17, 2011, 9:14 PM EDT

    Arvydas Sabonis, Bill Walton

    From our “if you’re going to read one thing today” file… There is a fascinating profile of newly-minted Hall of Famer Arvydas Sabonis over at Grantland. Another fine bit of work by Jonathan Abrams. Sabonis is more of a mythical player here in the United States — we’ve heard of the legend of his greatness,…

  16. Chris Mullin thinks Donnie Walsh will work again

    Aug 16, 2011, 12:12 PM EDT

    Donnie Walsh

    Donnie Walsh is currently a consultant for the Knicks. Which essentially means he is being paid to go away. That despite getting the team back to the playoffs and brining in stars while cutting the payroll in half. Most places that gets you a raise and job security, with the Knicks it gets you kicked…

  17. Just for the record, Rodman only has 28 siblings

    Aug 15, 2011, 4:59 PM EDT

    Inductee Dennis Rodman acknowledges the crowd after delivering his acceptance speech during the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2011 Enshrinement Ceremony in Springfield

    During Dennis Rodman’s emotional Hall of Fame acceptance speech he smacked around his father, who skipped out on Rodman when he was just age 5, saying he had 46 brothers and sisters and they basically all deserved better. That’s totally not true. Rodman’s father tried to defend himself Chris Palmer of ESPN, who tweeted: Philander…

  18. Does Chauncey Billups belong in the Hall of Fame, you know, eventually?

    Aug 14, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

    NBA Finals Game 3: San Antonio Spurs v Detroit Pistons

    I stumbled across this the other day. Chauncey Billups has played at least a game in the playoffs for a decade. Ten years, that guy has been in the postseason. Now, sure, it’s a team game and the impact of one player doesn’t determine it. But given his impact on teams since 2002 (he averaged…

  19. Rodman fans were out in force at Hall… that’s a little scary

    Aug 13, 2011, 3:35 PM EDT

    Inductee Dennis Rodman acknowledges the crowd after delivering his acceptance speech during the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2011 Enshrinement Ceremony in Springfield

    Dennis Rodman entered the Hall of Fame like no other. It wasn’t just the speech (which was emotional and genuine), it was the sideshow that travels with Rodman. He didn’t just bring in a motley crew, he actually brought in Motley Crue. He arrived by helicopter, thanked Penny Marshal and basically said Phil Jackson was…

  20. Video: Dennis Rodman Hall of Fame Induction Speech

    Aug 13, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

    Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony - Red Carpet

    Dennis Rodman was inducted to the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame Friday night, and his speech didn’t disappoint even if it wasn’t what we were expecting. Rodman showed up in one outfit, with a feather in his hat, then changed into another for his speech, including a jacket emblazoned with both “Pistons” and “Bulls” on…

  21. Dennis Rodman gives emotional Hall of Fame speech

    Aug 12, 2011, 10:38 PM EDT

    Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony - Red Carpet

    Hall of Fame induction ceremonies are by their nature emotional. This year’s was no different. There were memorable moments, watching Tex Winter get up to the stage, Artis Gilmore finally being recognized, Theresa Edwards’ powerful speech. Dennis Rodman was Dennis Rodman — raw, emotional, wearing a sequin jacket with his number and saying Pistons and…

  22. For Tex Winter, Krause and Jackson put aside feud

    Aug 12, 2011, 8:02 PM EDT

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    UPDATE 8:02 pm: Tex Winter got his wish — just before the start of the Hall of Fame induction ceremony was about to start Phil Jackson and Jerry Krause shook hands, according to a tweet from K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune. The two men there for Tex Winter sat three seats apart from each…

  23. Video: See just how good Arvydas Sabonis really was

    Aug 12, 2011, 8:48 AM EDT

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    For a lot of NBA fans, Arvydas Sabonis was that big Blazers center back in the late 80s-early ’90s, a big body with a nice, well-rounded game. But by the time he got here he was already past his peak, we didn’t see him back before an Achilles injury changed his career. Even after that he…

  24. What active players are bound for basketball’s Hall of Fame?

    Aug 11, 2011, 12:21 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers v New Orleans Hornets - Game Three

    Chris Mullin is in. So is Artis Gilmore. Arvydas Sabonis is in (more for his European career than what he did in the NBA after that). Dennis Rodman will join them (in spectacular fashion). Those are the NBA players entering the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame on Friday. All of them deserving. But what current…

  25. Rodman will arrive at Hall of Fame via helicopter. With acrobats.

    Aug 11, 2011, 9:36 AM EDT

    Dennis Rodman

    You knew Dennis Rodman going into the Hall of Fame was going to be a spectacular show, one way or another. But did you expect helicopters and acrobats? Well, yes, we kind of did. And we will not be disappointed, according to Barry Jackson at the Miami Herald (via SLAM). Aventura’s Dennis Rodman told us Tuesday…

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