Naismith Hall of Fame

Quote of the Day: Don Nelson thinks life in Maui doesn’t suck

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“Hopefully, this will be the last tuxedo I’ll be wearing. “There is life after basketball. Come out and have a cup of coffee with me in Maui.” —Don Nelson, the legendary Celtics player and the winningest coach NBA history, during his induction into the Hall of Fame speech Friday. After Nelson chased after the Minnesota [more]

How Reggie, Cheryl Miller used to hustle playground games

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By the end of Friday night, Reggie and Cheryl Miller will be the first ever brother/sister combination enshrined in the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. In fact, Cheryl will be on stage presenting Reggie when he makes his speech. That gives me a good reason to tell my favorite Miller family story, one Cheryl Miller [more]

Video: ABA highlights of Hall of Famer Mel Daniels

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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 [more]

Video: NBA highlights of Hall of Famer Chet Walker

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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 [more]

Meet the new Basketball Hall of Famers: Jamaal Wilkes

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Legendary Lakers broadcaster Chick Hearn used to call Jamaal Wilkes baseline jumper a “20-foot layup.” It was that automatic. Magic Johnson would drive the lane, kick it out and you knew it was two. And that shot, with its eccentric form that would make Shawn Marion wince — Wilkes swung the ball behind his left [more]