Can You Identify These NBA Hall of Fame Players?
The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame is the only major sports Hall of Fame that inducts referees along with the players and coaches. This is a Hall of Fame created to celebrate basketball greatness — and not just stats and titles. It also awards college players and executives.
From the iconic Harlem Globetrotters team to that Texas Western team and their infamous 1966 NCAA title run, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame honors more than just NBA players. It was created to honor players that achieved greatness in basketball at every level, including coaching and front-office executives. But having such a wide-open field of possible inductees has not stopped the NBA’s greatest players from getting inducted.
The method used for determining who belongs in the Hall of Fame is a secret, but based on the list of players currently enshrined, it’s safe to say they look for those special people that made a huge impact on the game.
Now let’s go see if you can name these former NBA players currently living in the Hall of Fame.
NBA hall of fame players
There are more than 200 NBA Hall of Fame players currently enshrined at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, which is about half of the entire pool of Hall of Famers. Once a player retires, he must wait four years before applying for a chance to be chosen as the next inductee. But because their selection method is top secret, and some of their picks are curious at best, it's not easy to define what they look for when making a selection.
It's great to have several NBA First Team selections and numerous stats, and it never hurts to be a part of the USA Men's Olympic team at some point in your career. Whatever they use to determine who should get in, it seems to be working.