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The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, located in Springfield, Massachusetts, honors the greatest basketball figures of all time. Inductees enter annually in one of four categories:

  • Players
  • Coaches
  • Contributors
  • Teams

To be considered to enter the Hall of Fame, players must have retired for at last 4 years. Legendary players in the Hall include Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Magic Johnson, and Shaquille O'Neal.

Members

Coaches

Contributors

Players

Players in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
Year Inductees Position Achievements
1959 Chuck Hyatt G National championship (Pittsburgh, 1928, 1930); College All-America (1929, 1930); Helms Foundation Player of the Year (1930)
Hank Luisetti F 3 Pacific Coast Conference championships (Stanford, 1936–38); National championship (Stanford, 1937); Helm's Foundation Player of the Year (1937–38); 2-time All-America (1937–38)
George Mikan C All-America (DePaul, 1944–45); All-NBA First-Team (1950–54); 4-time NBA All-Star (1951–54); NBL/NBA Championships (Chicago Gears, 1947; Minneapolis Lakers, 1948–50, 1952–54)
John Schommer G Big Ten Championships (Chicago, 1907–09); All-America (1907–09); Mythical U.S. championship (Chicago, 1908); officiated Big Ten games (1911–40)
1960 Vic Hanson G Helms Foundation Championship (Syracuse, 1926); Helms Foundation Player of the Year (1927); Grantland Rice's All-Time, All-America Team (1952); played with ABL's Cleveland Rosenblums (1927–30)
Ed Macauley C-F All-America (Saint Louis, 1948–49); Associated Press College Player of the Year (1949); MVP, NIT championship team (1949); All-NBA First-Team (1951–53)
Branch McCracken F Led Indiana in scoring (1928–30); All-Big Ten First Team (1928–30); set the Big Ten record for points (147) as a senior (1930); Helms Foundation All-America (1930); Coach of the Year (1940, 1953)
Charles Murphy C Big Ten co-championships (Purdue, 1928–29); Helms Foundation All-America (1929–30); set Big Ten scoring record of 143 points (1929); Big Ten Championship (1930)
John Wooden G Helms Foundation All-America (Purdue, 1930–32); Helms Foundation Player of the Year (1932); National championship (Purdue, 1932); All-NBL First Team (1938)
1961 Bennie Borgmann G #1 scorer in the 1920s; earned fifteen scoring titles with various leagues (1922–35); led the Patterson Legionnaires and Kingston Colonials to league titles (1923); played in nearly 3,000 basketball games
Forrest DeBernardi C AAU championships (Kansas City Athletic Club, 1921, Hillyard Shine Alls, 1926–27, Cook Paint Company, 1928–29); 7-time AAU All-America
Bob Kurland C All-America (1944–46); NCAA Championships (Oklahoma A&M, 1945–46); Helms Foundation Player of the Year (1946); first 2-time Olympic Gold Medal winner (1948, 1952)
Andy Phillip G-F Consensus two-time All-America (1943, 1947); National College Player of the Year (Illinois, 1943); 5 championship finals (1947, 1955–58); 5-time BAA/NBA All-Star (1951–55)
John Roosma G 3-time All-American selection at Army; 3-time All-Eastern selection at Army; led the Cadets to a 73–13 record and 33 consecutive wins; led Passaic High School to New Jersey State championships (1919–21)
Chris Steinmetz G Led Wisconsin National Championship Game (1905); Western championship (1905); charter member of Helms Foundation Hall of Fame; enshrined in Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame
Ed Wachter C Played 8 different leagues and with independent teams (1899–1924); Member Troy championship team in Hudson River (1910–11) and New York State Leagues (1912–13, 1915); credited by many with inventing the bounce pass; chosen All-America basketball center by leading basketball authorities of the era
1962 Jack McCracken F Second place in National High School Tournament in Chicago (Classen High School, 1929); 8-time AAU All-America (1932, 1935, 1937–39, 1940, 1942, 1945); 3 AAU national titles (1937, 1939, 1942)
Pat Page G 1 National AAU title (University of Chicago, 1907); 3 National championships (1908, 1909, 1910); Helms Foundation All-America (1908–10); Helms Foundation National Player of the Year (1910)
Barney Sedran G Shortest player to be inducted in the Hall of Fame; 1 Hudson Valley League championship (Newburgh, 1912); Pennsylvania League championship and 35 straight wins with Carbondale (1917); 1 New York State League championship (Albany, 1921)
John Thompson F All-America (Montana State, 1928–30); All-Rocky Mountain Conference (1928–30); led Montana State to Helms National Championship with 35–2 record (1929); Helms Foundation National Player of the Year (1930)
1963 Robert Gruenig C AAU All-America First-Team (1937–40, 1942–46, 1948); AAU championship (Denver Safeway, 1937; Denver Nuggets, 1939; Denver American Legion, 1942)
1964 Bud Foster F All-America (1930); Big Ten Conference titles (1935, 1941, 1947); NCAA Championship (Wisconsin, 1941)
Nat Holman G Eastern League championships (1921–22); player-coach of the Original Celtics (1926–29); American Basketball League titles (Original Celtics, 1927–28); NCAA and NIT championships as coach of City College of New York (CCNY) (1950)
John Russell G ABL championship as a player-coach (Cleveland Rosenblums, 1926); Eastern League championship (Trenton Moose, 1933); ABL championship (New York Jewels, 1939); played in the Interstate, New York State, Pennsylvania State, Metropolitan, and American Basketball Leagues
1966 Joe Lapchick C Interstate League championship (Holyoke Reds, 1922); ABL championships (Original Celtics, 1927–28); American Basketball League titles (Cleveland Rosenblums, 1929–30); NIT championships as coach (St. John's, 1943–44, 1959, 1965)
1969 Dutch Dehnert F Famed member of the Original Celtics of New York in the 1920s, also a successful pro coach.
1970 Bob Davies G-F 'The Harrisburg Houdini ', star ballhandling guard of the late 1940s and early 1950s. NBA All-Star for the Rochester Royals multiple times.
1971 Bob Cousy G Star point guard for the Boston Celtics, known for passing and ballhandling. Six-time NBA champion as player (1957, 1959–1963); NBA Most Valuable Player (1957); 13-time NBA All-Star (1951–1963); eight-time NBA assists leader (1953–1960); member, NBA's 50th Anniversary All-Time Team; NCAA champion (Holy Cross, 1947).
Bob Pettit F Star NBA big man of the late 1950s and early 1960s, NBA Most Valuable Player, led 1958 St. Louis Hawks to NBA title. The first NBA player to net 20,000 career points.
1972 Paul Endacott F Helms Athletic Foundation Championship with Kansas, 1923

Helms Athletic Foundation Player of the Year, 1923

All-Missouri Valley Conference First-Team, 1922, 1923

All-Missouri Valley Conference Second-Team, 1921

Marty Friedman G Hudson River Valley League championship with Newburgh Tenths, 1911–12

World Championship with Utica Utes, 1914

Pennsylvania Inter-County championship with Carbondale, 1915

New York State League championship with Albany Senators, 1919

1973 John Beckman G "Iron Man" and "Babe Ruth" of basketball in the 1920s. Member of the Original Celtics. Won Interstate League championships with Patterson, Bridgeport Blue Ribbons and Nanticoke Nans
Dolph Schayes F-C 1950s NBA star for the Syracuse Nationals, led them to 1955 NBA title.
1974 Ernest Schmidt F Central Conference leading scorer, 1931, 1932, 1933

All-America by College Humor Magazine,1932

AAU star with Reno Creameries and the Denver Piggly Wiggly team

Second-Team AAU All-America, 1932

1975 Joe Brennan G Metropolitan Basketball League championship with Brooklyn, 1922, 1924, 1925

National League championship with Brooklyn Visitations, 1927

Led Metropolitan Basketball League in scoring, 1922, 1927

Played in Eastern, New York State, Pennsylvania State, Interstate, Metropolitan, and American Basketball Leagues

Bill Russell C Summer Olympics Gold: 1956

11× NBA Champion (1957, 1959–1966, 1968, 1969)

12× NBA All-Star (1958–1969)

5× NBA MVP (1958, '61, '62, '63, '65)

3× All-NBA First Team Selection (1959, 1963, 1965)

8× All-NBA Second Team Selection (1958, 1960–1962, 1964, 1966–1968)

1× NBA All-Defensive First Team Selection (1969)

50 Greatest Players in NBA History (1996)

NBA 35th Anniversary Team (1980)

NBA 25th Anniversary Team (1971)

FIBA Hall of Fame (2007)

Robert Vandivier G State championships with Franklin High School, 1920–22

All-State at Franklin High School, 1920, 1921, 1922

Captain of The Wonder Five, Indiana's legendary high school team

All Mid-West at Franklin College, 1926

1976 Tom Gola G-F Major college basketball star at LaSalle in the 1950s, then star 6' 6 guard -forward for the Philadelphia Warriors in late 1950s, early 1960s.
Ed Krause C Helms Foundation All-America at Notre Dame, 1932

Consensus Collegiate All-America, 1932, 1933, 1934

All-Western Conference, 1932, 1933, 1934

One of the first college players in history to average over ten points a game in a season, 1932–33

Bill Sharman G Star shooting guard for the Boston Celtics. Four-time NBA champion (1957, 1959–1961); eight-time NBA All-Star (1953–1960); member, NBA 50th Anniversary Team.
1977 Elgin Baylor F Gravity-defying star forward for the Minneapolis-Los Angeles Lakers in the 1960s. NBA Rookie of the Year (1959); eleven-time NBA All-Star (1959–1965, 1967–1970); member, NBA 50th Anniversary All-Time Team.
Lauren Gale F All Pacific Coast Conference First-Team, 1938, 1939

Led Pacific Coast Conference in scoring, 1938, 1939

Helms Athletic Foundation All-America, 1939

NCAA Championship with Oregon, 1939

William Johnson C First Team Big Six Conference at Kansas, 1932, 1933

Second Team Big Six Conference, 1931

College Humor All-America, 1933

Second Team AAU All-America, 1934

1978 Paul Arizin F Line drive shooter, scoring star at Villanova, then for the Philadelphia Warriors in the 1950s, 'Pitchin Paul'.
Joe Fulks F The first Philadelphia Warriors NBA star, high scoring 6' 5 forward of the 1940s, the first major star of The Basketball Association Of America, the league that became the NBA in 1949.
Cliff Hagan F ' Lil Abner ', remarkably tough 6' 5 forward, played college ball at Kentucky, star for the St. Louis Hawks, helped them win 1958 NBA title. Remarkable athlete, was player /coach for years, later played in the ABA in the late 1960s as well.
Jim Pollard F 'Jumping Jim', college star at Stanford, high-leaping star forward for the Minneapolis Lakers in the 1950s. Five-time NBA champion (1949, 1950, 1952–1954); four-time NBA All-Star (1951, 1952, 1954, 1955); NCAA champion (Stanford, 1942).
1979 Wilt Chamberlain C 4× NBA Most Valuable Player (1960, 1966–1968)

2× NBA champion (1967, 1972)

NBA Finals MVP (1972)

13× NBA All-Star (1960–1969, 1971–1973)

NBA All-Star Game MVP (1960)

7× All-NBA First Team (1960–1962, 1964, 1965–1968)

3× All-NBA Second Team (1963, 1966, 1972)

2× NBA All-Defensive First Team (1972–1973)

7× NBA scoring champion (1960–1966)

11× NBA rebounding champion (1960–1963, 1966–1969, 1971–1973)

NBA assists leader (1968)

1980 Jerry Lucas F-C High school Ohio phenom, then led Ohio State to three NCAA Finals, star of 1960's USA Olympic team, all-pro big man for the Cincinnati Royals.
Oscar Robertson PG NBA Champion (1971)

NBA Most Valuable Player (1964)

12× NBA All-Star (1961–1972)

9× All-NBA First Team (1961–1969)

2× All-NBA Second Team (1970–1971)

NBA Rookie of the Year (1961)

NBA 35th Anniversary Team (1980)

50 Greatest Players in NBA History (1996)

FIBA Hall of Fame (2009)

First and one of two NBA players to average a triple-double in one full season (1962)

Jerry West G Star guard for the Los Angeles Lakers. One of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History (1996); NBA Champion (1972); NBA Finals MVP (1969), the only player in history to receive the honor while playing on the losing team; 14-time NBA All-Star (1961–'74); NBA scoring champion (1970); selected an All-Star every year of his career; NBA 35th Anniversary Team (1980); appeared in the NBA Finals nine times; Olympic gold medalist (1960); the NBA league logo is modeled after West's silhouette.
1981 Tom Barlow C Defeated Original Celtics and New York Rens as a member of Philadelphia SPHAS, 1926

Played in first professional game at the old Madison Square Garden

Played under Hall of Fame coach Eddie Gottlieb with Philadelphia SPHAS and Warriors

Known as basketball's first enforcer

1982 Hal Greer G Consistent star scorer for the Philadelphia 76ers, NBA all-star
Slater Martin G Star ball handler for the title-winning Minneapolis Lakers of the 1950s, then also the 1958 St. Louis Hawks.
Frank Ramsey F-G Star forward at Kentucky then for the Boston Celtics in the 1950s and 1960s.The first of Red Auerbach's ' Sixth Man ' stars.
Willis Reed C Star big man who starred at Grambling, then for the New York Knickerbockers. Led Knicks to 1970 NBA title. Later also a pro coach.
1983 Bill Bradley F-G Three-time All-American at Princeton (1963–65); Olympic gold medal (1964); USBWA College Player of the Year (1965); NCAA Tournament MOP (1965); Sullivan Award as top amateur athlete in the U.S. (1965); Rhodes Scholar; European Champions Cup (now EuroLeague) title with Simmenthal Milan (1966); two NBA titles (New York Knicks, 1970, 1973); first player ever to win Olympic gold medal, EuroLeague title, and NBA title
Dave DeBusschere F ' Defensive Dave ', All-American for U. Of Detroit, then an NBA star for the Detroit Pistons and New York Knickerbockers. The youngest player / coach in NBA history for Detroit, age 24. Later, also commissioner of the ABA.
Jack Twyman F All-America at Cincinnati (1955); six-time NBA All-Star (1957–60, 1962–63); twice Second Team All-NBA (1960, 1962); among the NBA's top 15 scorers for eight seasons. Also known for serving as guardian of former teammate Maurice Stokes from his crippling head injury in 1958 until his death in 1970.
1984 John Havlicek F ' Hondo ', legendary basketball athlete, ' Sixth Man ' star for the title-winning Boston Celtics, then star forward as starter. Played 17 years, scored over 25,000 NBA points.
Sam Jones G Star shooting guard from small college in North Carolina

10× NBA champion (1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1969).

1985 Al Cervi G-F Tough star guard for the Rochester Royals in the 1940s, then player / coach of Syracuse Nationals. Won championships with both teams.
Nate Thurmond C-F ' Great Nate ' star center for the San Francisco Warriors in the 1960s, known for his defensive intensity. Finished career with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
1986 Billy Cunningham F Star forward for the Philadelphia 76ers, NBA All-Star (1969, 1970, 1971, 1972)

ABA All-Star (1973)

NBA Champion (1967, 1983)

ABA MVP (1973)

Tom Heinsohn F 8x NBA Champion (1957, 1959–65)

6x NBA All-Star (1957, 1961-1965) 4x All-NBA Second Team (1961-1964)

1957 NBA Rookie Of The Year Consensus First Team NCAA All-American (1956)

1987 Rick Barry F NBA Champion (1975)

8× NBA All-Star (1966–1967, 1973–1978)

5× All-NBA First Team (1966–1967, 1974–1976)

NBA Rookie of the Year (1966)

NBA steals leader

50 Greatest Players in NBA History (1996)

Walt Frazier G ' Clyde ', legendary quick-handed star guard for the New York Knickerbockers in the 1970s.
Bob Houbregs C-F Helms Foundation Player of the Year, 1953

All-America, 1953

All-Pacific Coast Conference, 1951–1953

Led Washington to PCC titles, 1951–1953

Pete Maravich G NCAA Division I All-Time Leading Scorer

5x NBA All-Star (1973, 1974, 1977-1979)

2x All-NBA First Team (1976, 1977)

2x All-NBA Second Team (1973, 1978)

NBA Scoring Champion (1977)

2x National College Player Of The Year (1969, 1970)

3x Consensus NCAA First Team All-American (1968-1970)

Bobby Wanzer G NBA championship with Rochester Royals, 1951

Led the league in free-throw percentage, 90.4 in 1952

NBA All-Star, 1952–56

NBA Most Valuable Player, 1953

1988 Clyde Lovellette C-F Star big man of the 1950s, for Kansas as collegian, Phillips 66ers in the NIBL, then for four NBA teams.
Bobby McDermott G Star scoring guard and player coach for the Fort Wayne Zollner Pistons during The Wars Years of the 1940s.
Wes Unseld C-F NBA MVP (1969)

NBA Champion (1978)

NBA Finals MVP (1978)

5x NBA All-Star

1989 William Gates F Two-time World Professional Tournament championship with New York Rens (1939) and Washington Bears (1943)

Played under Hall of Fame coach Bob Douglas

Only player to have appeared in all ten World Professional Tournaments.

First African-American player-coach in major leagues with the 1948–49 Dayton Rens of the NBL

K.C. Jones G NCAA championship with USF, 1955, 1956

U.S. Olympic Gold Medal, 1956

AAU All-America, 1957–58

NBA championships with Boston Celtics, 1959–66

Lenny Wilkens G Called ' Lefty ' as star passing /scoring guard player for St. Louis Hawks, Seattle SuperSonics and Cleveland Cavaliers. Then became outstanding pro coach for two of those teams. Had two Hall Of Fame careers, one as player, one as coach.
1990 Dave Bing G All-America at Syracuse University, 1966

NBA All-Star, 1968–69, 1971–76

All-NBA First-Team, 1968, 1971

NBA 50th Anniversary All-Time Team, 1996

Elvin Hayes F-C ' The Big E ', high leaping, scoring big man at U. Of Houston, then for San Diego-Houston Rockets. Later also starred for title-winning Washington Bullets in lengthy NBA career.
Neil Johnston C High scoring center at Ohio State as collegian, then for Philadelphia Warriors in the 1950s. Led the Warriors to 1956 NBA title.
Earl Monroe G ' Earl The Pearl ', playground legend from Philadelphia, then crowd pleasing / scoring star for Baltimore Bullets and New York Knickerbockers.
1991 Nate Archibald G NBA Champion (1981)

6× NBA All-Star (1973, 1975–1976, 1980–1982)

3× All-NBA First Team (1973, 1975–1976)

2× All-NBA Second Team (1972, 1981)

50 Greatest Players in NBA History (1996)

Dave Cowens C-F High intensity big man / center for the Boston Celtics, helped lead team to two NBA titles in 1974 and 1976.
Harry Gallatin F-C NBA All-Star, 1951–57

All-NBA First-Team, 1954

All-NBA Second-Team, 1955

NBA Coach of the Year with St. Louis, 1963

1992 Sergei Belov G First international player to be inducted

With the Soviet national team;

4× EuroBasket Gold: 1967, 1969, 1971, 1979

EuroBasket MVP 1969

2× FIBA World Championship  Gold: 1967, 1974

FIBA World Championship MVP 1970

Summer Olympics Gold: 1972

With CSKA Moscow; 11× USSR League champion: 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980

2× USSR Cup winner: 1972, 1973

2 EuroLeague champion 1969, 1971

FIBA's 50 Greatest Players 1991

FIBA Hall of Fame 2007

50 Greatest EuroLeague Contributors 2008

Lusia Harris-Stewart C AIAW National Championship with Delta State, 1975–77

All-America at Delta State, 1975–77

Pan American Gold Medal, 1975

Olympic Silver Medal, 1976

Connie Hawkins F-C ' The Hawk ' playground legend, high-gliding star big man from Brooklyn. Career marred by alleged point-shaving scandal. Nonetheless starred for Harlem Globetrotters, ABL-ABA Pittsburgh Pipers, which he led to the first ABA title in 1968.
Bob Lanier C All-America at St. Bonaventure University, 1968, 1969, 1970

NCAA Final Four, 1970

Eight-time NBA All-Star, 1972–75, 1977–79, 1982

NBA's Walter J. Kennedy Citizenship Award, 1978

Nera White F Led Nashville Business College to ten national AAU championships

Named Outstanding Player in national AAU tournaments ten times

MVP, World Championship, 1957–58

Led U.S. to World Championship, 1957–58

1993 Walt Bellamy C Summer Olympics Gold: 1960

4× NBA-All Star (1962–1965)

NBA Rookie of the Year (1962)

Julius Erving F NBA Champion (1983)

2× ABA Champion (1974, 1976)

NBA MVP (1981)

3× ABA MVP (1974–1976)

11× NBA All-Star (1977–1987)

5× ABA All-Star (1972–1976)

5× All-NBA First Team (1978, 1980–1983)

50 Greatest Players in NBA History (1996)

Dan Issel C-F Odds-defying star big man at Kentucky, then for ABA Kentucky Colonels, then for ABA/NBA Denver Nuggets in lengthy playing career. Later also coached Denver. Netted over 25,000 pro points.
Dick McGuire G NIT championship at St. John's, 1944

Helms Foundation All-America at St. John's, 1944

NCAA Final Four at Dartmouth, 1944

NBA All-Star, 1951, 1952, 1954–56, 1958–59

Ann Meyers G Olympic Silver Medal, 1976

All-America at UCLA, 1976–78

AIAW National Championship, 1978

Broderick Cup, symbolic of nation's outstanding female player, 1978, FIBA Hall of Fame (2007)

Calvin Murphy G NBA All-Star (1979)

NBA All-Rookie First Team (1971)

J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award (1979)

2× Consensus NCAA All-American First Team (1969–1970)

Consensus NCAA All-American Second Team (1968)

Uļjana Semjonova C Unbeaten in international team competition in her 18-year career; two Olympic gold medals (1976, 1980); three World Championship gold medals (1971, 1975, 1983); 11 European Women's Championships; 16 European women's club championships; 15 Soviet club championships; member of the inaugural class of inductees to the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in 1999; inducted into the FIBA Hall of Fame in 2007.
Bill Walton C-F 2× NBA Champion (1977, 1986)

NBA Most Valuable Player (1978)

2× NBA All-Star (1977–1978)

NBA Finals MVP (1977 )

All-NBA First Team (1977)

All-NBA Second Team (1978 )

2× NBA All-Defensive First Team (1977–1978)

NBA Sixth Man of the Year (1986)

50 Greatest Players in NBA History (1996)

1994 Carol Blazejowski G All-America at Montclair State, 1976–78

Led Montclair State to AIAW Final Four, 1976

Converse Women's Player of the Year, 1977

Gold medal, World University team, 1979

Buddy Jeannette G World Professional Tournament Championship with Detroit Eagles, 1941

World Professional Tournament MVP, 1941, 1945

All-NBL First-Team, 1941, 1944–46

All-BAA Second-Team, 1942

1995 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar C 6× NBA Champion (1971, 1980, 1982, 1985, 1987–1988)

6× NBA Most Valuable Player (1971–1972, 1974, 1976–1977, 1980)

19× NBA All-Star (1970–1977, 1979–1989)

2× NBA Finals MVP (1971, 1985)

10× All-NBA First Team (1971–1974, 1976–1977, 1980–1981, 1984, 1986)

5× All-NBA Second Team (1970, 1978–1979, 1983, 1985)

5× NBA All-Defensive First Team (1974–1975, 1979–1981)

6× NBA All-Defensive Second Team (1970–1971, 1976–1978, 1984)

NBA Rookie of the Year (1970)

NBA All-Rookie Team (1970)

2× NBA scoring champion

NBA rebounding champion

4× NBA blocks leader

All-time leader in points

50 Greatest Players in NBA History (1996)

3× NCAA Men's Basketball Champion (1967–1969)

3× NCAA Basketball Tournament Most Outstanding Player (1967–1969)

Naismith College Player of the Year (1969)

2× USBWA College Player of the Year (1967–1968)

Anne Donovan C AIAW Championship with Old Dominion University, 1979

All-America, 1981–83

NCAA Final Four with Old Dominion University, 1983

Naismith Player of the Year, 1983

Olympic Gold Medal (1984, 1988), FIBA Hall of Fame (2015)

Vern Mikkelsen F-C NAIA national championship at Hamline, 1949

All-America, 1949

Six-time NBA All-Star, 1951–53, 1955–57

NBA championships with Minneapolis Lakers, 1951–53, 1955

Cheryl Miller F NCAA Championship with Southern California, 1983, 1984

NCAA tournament MVP, 1983

Naismith Player of the Year, 1984–86

Olympic Gold Medal, 1984, FIBA Hall of Fame (2010)

1996 Krešimir Ćosić C 2× EuroBasket MVP: 1971, 1975

2× FIBA World Championship  Gold: 1970, 1978

3× EuroBasket  Gold: 1973, 1975, 1977

Summer Olympics  Gold: 1980

Croatian Sportsman of the Year 1980

FIBA's 50 Greatest Players 1991

National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006

FIBA Hall of Fame 2007

50 Greatest EuroLeague Contributors 2008

George Gervin G 9× NBA All-Star (1977–1985)

NBA All-Star Game MVP (1980)

5× All-NBA First Team (1978–1982)

2× All-NBA Second Team (1977, 1983)

3× ABA All-Star (1974–1976)

2× All-ABA Second Team (1975–1976)

ABA All-Rookie Team (1973)

ABA All-Time Team

50 Greatest Players in NBA History (1996)

Gail Goodrich G NBA Champion (1972)

5× NBA All-Star (1969, 1972–1975)

Nancy Lieberman G All-America at Old Dominion, 1978, 1979, 1980

Olympic Silver Medal, 1976

Pan American Gold Medal, 1975

Became first female player in history to play in a men's league with the USBL Springfield Fame, 1986

David Thompson G-F 4× NBA All-Star (1977–1979, 1983)

ABA All-Star (1976)

2× All-NBA First Team (1977, 1978)

NBA All-Star Game MVP (1979)

ABA All-Star Game MVP (1976)

All-ABA Second Team (1976)

ABA Rookie of the Year (1976)

ABA All-Rookie First Team (1976)

Naismith College Player of the Year (1975)

Adolph Rupp Trophy (1975)

ABA All-Time Team

George Yardley F-G ' Jumping George ', high-leaping star scoring forward at Stanford as collegian, then for the Fort Wayne – Detroit Pistons in the 1950s.
1997 Joan Crawford C Gold Medals in 1957 FIBA World Championship and 1959 & 1963 Pan American Games for Women's Basketball. 2× AAU Most Valuable Player. AAU Hall of Fame in 1961. Helms Hall of Fame in 1967. Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in 1999.
Denise Curry F Gold Medals in 1979 & 1983 FIBA World Championship, 1983 Pan American Games and 1984 Olympics for Women's Basketball. UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame in 1994. Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in 1999.
Alex English F 8× NBA All-Star (1982–1989)

3× All-NBA Second Team (1982–1983, 1986)

J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award (1988)

NBA Scoring Champion (1983)

Bailey Howell F 2× NBA Champion (1968–1969)

6× NBA All-Star (1961–1964, 1966–1967)

All-NBA Second Team (1963)

1998 Larry Bird F Summer Olympics Gold: 1992

3× NBA Champion (1981, 1984, 1986)

3× NBA Most Valuable Player (1984–1986)

12× NBA All-Star (1980–1988, 1990–1992)

2× NBA Finals MVP (1984, 1986)

9× All-NBA First Team (1980–1988)

All-NBA Second Team (1990)

3× NBA All-Defensive Second Team (1982–1984)

NBA Rookie of the Year (1980)

NBA All-Rookie Team (1980)

50 Greatest Players in NBA History (1996)

AP Athlete of the Year (1986)

Member of the "Dream Team" inducted as a unit in 2010

Marques Haynes G Harlem Globetrotters' premiere ball handler
Arnie Risen C 2× NBA Champion (1951, 1957)

4× NBA All-Star (1952–55)

9× All-BAA Second Team (1949)

1999 Kevin McHale F 3× NBA Champion (1981, 1984, 1986)

7× NBA All-Star (1984, 1986–1991)

2× NBA Sixth Man of the Year (1984–1985)

All-NBA First Team (1987)

3× NBA All-Defensive First Team (1986–1988)

3× NBA All-Defensive Second Team (1983, 1990–1991)

NBA All-Rookie Team (1981)

Pan American Games  Gold: 1979

50 Greatest Players in NBA History (1996)

2000 Bob McAdoo C-F 2× NBA Champion (1982, 1985)

NBA Most Valuable Player (1975)

2× FIBA European Champions Cup (EuroLeague) champion (1987, 1988)

EuroLeague Final Four MVP (1988)

5× NBA All-Star (1974–1978)

All-NBA First Team (1975)

All-NBA Second Team (1974)

NBA Rookie of the Year (1973)

NBA All-Rookie Team (1973)

Isiah Thomas G 2× NBA Champion (1989–1990)

12× NBA All-Star (1982–1993)

NBA Finals MVP (1990)

3× All-NBA First Team (1984–1986)

2× All-NBA Second Team (1983, 1987)

3× NBA All-Defensive First Team (1986–1988)

NBA All-Rookie Team (1982)

USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year (1980)

Pan American Games  Gold: 1979

50 Greatest Players in NBA History (1996)

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