Pierce, Jamison led 7-member class into college hoops Hall
It lasted through their college years, when Pierce starred at Kansas and Jamison for fellow blueblood North Carolina. They rekindled it this weekend, too, when Pierce and Jamison led a seven-man class that included Hersey Hawkins and the late Len Bias that was inducted into the National College Basketball Hall of Fame. “This is the pinnacle of it all, being inducted into the Hall of Fame,” Hawkins said. The class was honored during a gala weekend that included the Hall of Fame Classic on Monday night at T-Mobile Center, where No. ___More AP college basketball: https://apnews.com/hub/college-basketball and https://apnews.com/hub/ap-top-25-college-basketball-poll and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25Copyright 2021 The Associated Press.wftv.com
Pierce, Bosh, and Russell (again) inducted into hoops Hall
Basketball Hall of Fame The class of 2021 Basketball Hall of Fame stands together on stage, Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, in Springfield, Mass. The newly inducted basketball Hall of Famer called out by name — in order — the teams with the first nine picks that year and thanked them for allowing him to slip to the Boston Celtics. Bill Russell, who was inducted as a player in 1975, was honored for his coaching career; he is the fifth person to be inducted as both a player and a coach. WNBA President Val Ackerman, longtime coach Cotton Fitzsimmons, scouting pioneer Howard Garfinkel were inducted as contributors. “Hey, Chris Weber, we’re going into the Hall of Fame with Bill Russell, bro,” Chris Bosh said.wftv.com
Pierce leads class of 16 into basketball Hall of Fame
I guess somebody has to be the villain,” Pierce said Friday, a day before he is to be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. “I’m comfortable with that.”A 10-time All-Star and the MVP of the 2008 NBA finals, Pierce was in a class of 16 scheduled to be honored at the Springfield, Massachusetts, shrine Saturday night. Pierce has long held a grudge over slipping in the draft — behind such players as Michael Olowokandi (first), Raef LaFrentz (third) and Robert Traylor (sixth). It has been really, really great to see.”Wright was selling tickets for a USFL team when a friend turned down a college coaching offer and passed along Wright’s name instead. The daughter of two Australian national team players, Jackson was the WNBA MVP three times and she also played for her homeland in four Olympics, winning three silver medals and a bronze.wftv.com
‘It’s an honor’: The Hall of Fame’s class of 2020 enshrined
Kobe Bryant is in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame now, along with contemporaries Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett, headliners of a group of nine who got their delayed and long-awaited enshrinement on Saturday night, more than a year after being announced as the Hall’s Class of 2020.