The famous finger-wagging Center for the Nuggets, Hawks, and Rockets is one step closer to basketball immortality.
Former NBA Center Dikembe Motumbo, along with Kevin Johnson and Tim Hardaway are among the 12 finalists for entry into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2015.
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The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame official website unveiled its list of 12 basketball legends that are eligible for induction into the Hall of Fame class of 2015:
C Dikembe Motumbo – An eight-time NBA All-Star and five-time leader in blocked shots between stints with the Denver Nuggets and Atlanta Hawks. Motumbo was also a 4-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year.
PG Tim Hardaway – A five-time NBA All-Star for the Golden State Warriors and Miami Heat.
PF Spencer Haywood – A four-time NBA All-Star with the Denver Rockets and Seattle SuperSonics.
PG Kevin Johnson – A three-time NBA All-Star with the Phoenix Suns.
Dick Bavetta – A 39-year NBA referee.
Coach John Calipari – A two-time College Coach of the Year.
Coach Bill Fitch – A two-time NBA Coach of the Year.
Coach Robert Hughes – The ‘all-time winningest’ coach in boys high school history.
Coach Bo Ryan – A four-time Division III national champion coach.
PG Jo Jo White – A seven-time NBA All-Star and 1975-76 NBA Finals MVP.
Coach Leta Andrews – The all-time winningest high school coach.
Lisa Leslie – A three-time WNBA MVP.
How happy is Dikembe Mutumbo that he’s Hall of Fame eligible? This happy: