Pro Basketball Hall of Fame 2017: Full List of Nominees and Reaction

December 21st, 2016 by Joseph Zucker Leave a reply »

Seven-time NBA All-Star Tracy McGrady and five-time All-NBA forward Chris Webber headline the list of prospective inductees for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2017.

The Hall of Fame announced the full list of eligible inductees Wednesday afternoon. 

In addition to McGrady and Webber, the docket also includes legendary college coaches Bill Self, Gene Keady and Lefty Driesell.

Below are this year's Hall of Fame candidates:

ESPN's Rachel Nichols tweeted she got to personally break the good news to McGrady:

Denver Nuggets forward Mike Miller saluted his former teammate:

The careers of McGrady and Webber mirrored one another to a certain extent. During the site's ranking of the top 100 players in NBA history, listed McGrady No. 63 and Webber No. 66.

Neither McGrady nor Webber captured an NBA title, and injuries curtailed their longevity on the court.

McGrady, who averaged 19.6 points, 5.6 rebounds and 4.4 assists a game, was out of the league at age 33.

Webber ...

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