NBA’s Next Hall of Fame Class Will Be Epic

December 15th, 2015 by Adam Fromal Leave a reply »

The 2016 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame class will be loaded with talent after a series of rule changes has expanded the number of former NBA stars being considered for entry.

Reason 1: Allen Iverson was ruled eligible in 2016. The Basketball Hall of Fame decided to overlook his brief stint in Turkey, which provided the necessary separation between his retirement and potential induction.

Reason 2: Shaquille O'Neal, Yao Ming and a host of other retired players are being added into the fray. Per's Scott Howard-Cooper:

The Hall has finalized the adjustment to shorten the wait time from five seasons in retirement to four before a player can be nominated, wanting to avoid what becomes a sixth year by the time voting is complete near the end of the NBA regular season. Under the new plan, voting and potential enshrinement would come after five calendar years, rather than five NBA seasons.

Dikembe Mutombo, Spencer Haywood and Jo Jo White highlighted the 2015 class. They were all deserving candidates—and the ...

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