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NBA legends Dwyane Wade, Dirk Nowitzki and Pau Gasol headline the 12-person class that shall be inducted into the 2023 Naismith Memorial Basketball Corridor of Fame.
The Corridor of Fame announced the complete listing of inductees on Saturday:
- Dwyane Wade: 13-time All-Star, three-time NBA champion
- Dirk Nowitzki: 14-time All-Star, 2010-11 NBA champion
- Pau Gasol: six-time All-Star, two-time NBA champion
- Tony Parker: six-time All-Star, four-time NBA champion
- Becky Hammon: six-time All-Star, 2022 WNBA champion
- Gregg Popovich: five-time NBA champion, three-time Coach of the 12 months
- Gene Keady: seven-time Huge Ten Coach of the 12 months, five-time Nationwide Coach of the 12 months
- Gene Bess: winningest coach in faculty basketball historical past (1,300 victories)
- Gary Blair: 852 profession wins, 1996 Olympic gold medal (U.S. girls’s workforce), 2011 NCAA girls’s match champion
- David Hixon: two-time Division III Coach of the 12 months, two-time Division III nationwide champion
- 1976 United States Olympic girls’s basketball workforce
- Jim Valvano: two-time ACC match champion, 1983 NCAA males’s nationwide championship
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🔸 Dirk Nowitzki
🔸 Pau Gasol
🔸 Tony Parker
🔸 Becky Hammon
🔸 Gregg Popovich
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Wade and Nowitzki are arguably the 2 finest gamers within the historical past of their respective franchises.
Although Wade did spend time later in his profession with the Chicago Bulls and Cleveland Cavaliers, he’s synonymous with the Miami Warmth. He’s their all-time leader in video games performed (948), factors (21,556), assists (5,310) and steals (1,492).
Wade led the Warmth to their first title in franchise historical past, beating Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks within the 2006 NBA Finals. He went on to win two extra titles taking part in with LeBron James and Chris Bosh in 2012 and 2013.
Nowitzki is the primary—and so far, solely—participant in Mavs historical past to win an MVP award (2006-07). He spent his complete 21-year profession in Dallas, successful an NBA championship through the 2010-11 season over Wade and the Warmth.
Nowitzki ranks sixth in NBA historical past with 31,560 profession factors. His 12 appearances on the All-NBA workforce are tied for seventh-most all-time.
Gasol was on his solution to having a stellar profession because the face of the Memphis Grizzlies throughout his first six seasons. A commerce to the Los Angeles Lakers halfway by means of the 2007-08 season helped elevate his profile to a different stage.
Enjoying alongside Kobe Bryant, Gasol was the second-best participant on a Lakers workforce that made the NBA Finals in three consecutive years and received back-to-back titles in 2008 and 2009.
Gasol averaged at the least 17.0 factors per recreation in every of his first 11 seasons and 9.2 rebounds per recreation throughout that span. He was named to the All-NBA workforce 4 occasions in seven seasons from 2008-09 to ’14-’15.
Gregg Popovich and Tony Parker develop into the most recent core members of the San Antonio Spurs’ dynasty to enter the Corridor of Fame, becoming a member of Tim Duncan (Class of 2020) and Manu Ginobili (Class of 2022).
Popovich is the winningest coach in NBA historical past with 1,363 profession victories. His 5 championships are tied with Pat Riley and John Kundla for the third-most all-time amongst head coaches.
Parker spent his first 17 seasons with the Spurs, successful 4 titles throughout that interval. He was named to the All-Star workforce six occasions and is the franchise’s all-time leader with 6,829 profession assists.
Becky Hammon was additionally with the Spurs as an assistant on Popovich’s teaching workers from 2014 to ’22. She had a 15-year taking part in profession within the WNBA from 1999 to ’14 with the New York Liberty (1999-2006) and San Antonio Stars (2007-14).
A six-time WNBA All-Star, Hammon was named to the league’s anniversary groups for its fifteenth, twentieth and twenty fifth years. She had her No. 25 jersey retired by the Stars in 2016.
Your entire 2023 Corridor of Fame Class shall be formally inducted at a ceremony throughout enshrinement weekend on Aug. 12.