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  1. Mullin could have gone into Hall and been Knicks GM

    Aug 11, 2011, 9:20 AM EDT

    Chris Mullin

    As Chris Mullin heads into the Hall of Fame telling cool stories about him and Larry Bird, there is a tinge of regret in New York. When Mullin was pushed out the door as general manager of the Golden State Warriors — so Don Nelson’s cabal could have more power — there were other teams…

  2. Mullin says Jordan toughest defender, Richmond best teammate

    Aug 10, 2011, 6:00 PM EDT

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    Chris Mullin is headed into the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame on Friday, maybe the most legendary of Warrior players to enter the Hall (you can argue Rick Barry if you want). Fittingly Matt Steinmetz of CSNBayArea.com has done a series of interesting interviews with Mullin talking about his career. Wednesday’s installment: Who was the…

  3. Larry Bird, Chris Mullin shoot to a draw

    Aug 9, 2011, 3:48 PM EDT

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    Larry Bird and Chris Mullin were two of the greatest pure shooters the game has ever seen. Bird is in the Hall of Fame, Mullin gets inducted Friday. They were also both on the original Dream Team for the USA in the 1992 Olympics. This was Mullin at his peak and Larry Bird well past…

  4. Dennis Rodman promises no antics at hall enshrinement

    Aug 9, 2011, 11:30 AM EDT

    Dennis Rodman talks during the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Announcement of the Class of 2011 in Houston

    Dennis Rodman once said he would strip naked on a basketball court. And that didn’t strike us as the most outrageous thing we could picture him doing during a game. So you can imagine that the rather stodgy folks at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame had some concerns about the induction ceremony Friday.…

  5. Winderman: Wait five years? Yao could be in Hall of Fame next year.

    Aug 8, 2011, 5:45 PM EDT

    Yao Ming Olympics China

    With his recent retirement, the waiting period officially is under way for Yao Ming. According to enshrinement guidelines for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, “A player must be fully retired for five years before being eligible for Enshrinement. He/she may then be considered for Enshrinement in the sixth year of retirement.” Because the…

  6. It’s all good between Warriors, Chris Mullin as he enters hall

    Aug 3, 2011, 5:20 PM EDT

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    Chris Mullin is a Golden State Warriors icon. A star player, five-time All-Star and part of Run TMC, the golden years for Golden State. It was those years that helped him get elected to the Hall of Fame. He then went on to the front office and was the GM the one time this franchise…

  7. Hall of Fame declared “safe zone” for players, management

    Aug 1, 2011, 10:59 AM EDT

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    Starting Aug. 11 and running for three days a number of men and women will receive the highest honor for their contributions to basketball — they will be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. It’s a celebration that usually brings former and current players, coaches and other team management all to one…

  8. Jeff Van Gundy: Yao is a Hall of Famer

    Jul 10, 2011, 4:00 PM EDT

    Houston Rockets v Los Angeles Lakers

    There’s going to be a lot of debate in the coming years, now that Yao Ming is retired, about whether or not he’s a Hall of Famer. It’s going to be one of the more interesting debates about the Hall, which always makes for tense discussions. Yao after all led a basketball revolution in China,…

  9. Winderman: It’s time for an NBA Hall of Fame

    Apr 5, 2011, 5:21 PM EDT

    2011 Hall of Fame Class Basketball

    OK, exhale. No, not from the disappointment that was the NCAA men’s championship game (Butler apparently couldn’t hit the exit on its way home, either), but rather from the Basketball Hall of Fame announcements. Teresa Edwards, Goose Tatum and Herb Magee but no Reggie Miller, who didn’t even make it to the final round of…

  10. Your 2011 Basketball Hall of Fame inductees

    Apr 4, 2011, 1:14 PM EDT

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    It’s a good class. As usual, there was one surprise on the list — we told you before of reports that Maurice Cheeks had gotten in, but that turned out to be false. The former Sixer player and coach did not make the cut this year. Who did get in? • Artis Gilmore: He was…

  11. Tex Winter elected to Hall of Fame

    Apr 2, 2011, 9:49 PM EDT

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    It just seems fitting: Tex Winter, the brains behind the offense that helped win the Chicago Bulls multiple titles, will enter the Hall of Fame with Dennis Rodman, the man who did the dirty work for several of those titles. Winter, the architect of the triangle offense that won the Bulls six titles and the…

  12. Dennis Rodman to have jersey retired by Pistons Friday

    Apr 1, 2011, 11:46 AM EDT

    Dennis Rodman

    This is overdue. That doesn’t mean there isn’t drama. There is always drama when Dennis Rodman is involved. The former Piston rebounding and defensive machine that was a key part of the Pistons’ Bad Boy title teams will have his No. 10 retired by the Pistons in a ceremony Friday night. The only concern was…

  13. Dennis Rodman, Chris Mullin make Hall of Fame final ballot

    Feb 18, 2011, 6:30 PM EDT

    Bulls v Magic Rodman

    We complained that Reggie Miller was not on the list — have a discussion if he should be in the Naismith Hall of Fame if you want, he was a bit one-dimensional, but not to be on the final ballot is a travesty — still that should not taking away from the people that make…

  14. Reggie Miller not on Hall of Fame finalists ballot. Somehow.

    Feb 18, 2011, 10:27 AM EDT

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    Is Spike Lee more powerful than we all thought? Because aside that I’m at a loss to explain the news from Jonathon Abrams of the New York Times that Reggie Miller is not one of the finalists on the Hall of Fame ballot. Those finalists will be formally announced later on Friday. We’d tell you…

  15. Scottie Pippen thinks Dennis Rodman should get a Hall call

    Jan 11, 2011, 10:40 AM EDT

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    Dennis Rodman is close — he is on the list of players being considered for induction into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. That should happen. Not just because of what would promise to be a spectacular induction speech (not to mention post-induction party) but because the man deserves it. Scottie Pippen (already a Hall…

  16. Fan starts Dennis Rodman for Hall of Fame Facebook page

    Dec 14, 2010, 7:25 PM EDT

    Bulls v Magic Rodman

    I think this is exactly what Mark Zuckerberg had in mind in his Harvard dorm room. Use of Facebook for the greater good. A fan of The Worm — not the one at the bottom of a Mescal bottle but Dennis Rodman — has started a  a Facebook page to urge inclusion of Rodman in…

  17. Phil Jackson jokes around about Rudy Tomjanovich, gets taken seriously

    Dec 3, 2010, 1:00 PM EDT

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    When the Lakers are struggling — for example, losing four in a row like they have now — Phil Jackson usually tries to lighten the mood at his press conferences. Joking, funny Phil Jackson, who sounds a lot like regular Phil Jackson so unless you’re around him a lot it can be hard to tell.…

  18. Reggie Miller headlines Hall of Fame nominations

    Nov 30, 2010, 12:52 PM EDT

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    There may never have been a better pure shooter to play the game than Reggie Miller. That’s the kind of player that should end up in the Hall of Fame. And he might, Miller appears the most likely NBA player for induction on the ballot for the Naismith Hall of Fame, with the players nominated…

  19. Bulls to give Scottie Pippen a statue outside United Center. Yes, same size as Jordan's.

    Aug 25, 2010, 5:33 PM EDT

    It’s been a good month to be Scottie Pippen. First, he gets to bask in the spotlight of the Hall of Fame inductions, without the looming shadow of Michael Jordan in his way. Now, he gets his own statue outside the United Center. It will be unveiled at some point near the end of this…

  20. Vlade Divac to headline class for FIBA Hall of Fame

    Aug 20, 2010, 9:30 AM EDT

    The basketball Hall of Fame thing gets confusing. Because just one week ago we had inductions into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, which is the one we Americans tend to think of first. But there is also the FIBA Hall of Fame. And there is no NBA Hall of Fame, it just kind…

  21. Quote of the day, Larry Bird gets the laugh at the 1960 US Olympic Team's expense

    Aug 16, 2010, 11:00 AM EDT

    “I don’t know who had the best team, but I know the team in 1960 was a hell of a lot tougher than we were. I couldn’t imagine the ’92 team getting in a covered wagon for eight days, going across the country, jumping in the Atlantic Ocean, swimming for six days, then walking 3,000…

  22. Can Boston start an all future hall of famers lineup?

    Aug 16, 2010, 8:15 AM EDT

    We said it before — if this were 2000 the Boston Celtics would be an unstoppable force. And yes, I know Rajon Rondo would have been 14 at the time, wouldn’t have mattered with Shaq, Ray Allen, Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce in their primes. But it is a decade later, and the Celtics have…

  23. You may have forgotten about Haiti, Samuel Dalembert has not

    Aug 14, 2010, 2:50 PM EDT

    Samuel Dalembert lost three family members and about 10 friends when that devastating earthquake rocked Haiti last Jan. 12. If he wasn’t at his best on the court for the second half of last season, you can forgive him. That quake killed an estimated 230,000 and left 1 million people homeless. And while the fundraising…

  24. The Dream Team enters the Hall of Fame

    Aug 14, 2010, 12:00 PM EDT

    If only Chuck Daly could have been there with them.

  25. Karl Malone enters the Hall of Fame

    Aug 13, 2010, 10:11 PM EDT

    He doesn’t talk about himself in the third person nearly as much as one would hope.

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