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It’s that time of the year again; today the Basketball of Hall of Fame announced eligible candidates for the class of 2016.  Headlining the list is Allen Iverson, Shaquille O’Neal and Yao Ming.

Today, December 21st, marks the 124th Birthday of Basketball – to start a year-long celebration towards 125 years, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame has announced the eligible candidates for the Class of 2016. A complete list of eligible candidates can be found below. As released last week, three distinct modifications have been made to the election process for the upcoming class. Most notably, potential honorees are now eligible on the ballot for Hall of Fame enshrinement after four full seasons of retirement.

A press conference announcing the Finalists from the North American and Women’s committee for the Class of 2016 will be held at NBA All-Star Weekend, which is scheduled for Friday, February 12th in Toronto, Canada. The entire Class of 2016, including those selected by the direct elect committees, will be unveiled on Monday, April 4th at the Men’s NCAA Final Four in Houston, Texas.

Enshrinement festivities will take place in Springfield, Mass., the birthplace of basketball, September 8-10, 2016. Tickets for the various Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2016 Enshrinement events are on sale as of noon eastern time on www.hoophall.com.

You can read the full list of candidates HERE.

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