NBA: Tracy McGrady & Chris Webber Among The Finalist For the 2017 Hall Of Fame Class

image via: youtube The finalist for the 2017 class of the NBA Hall Of Fame were announced this morning during all-star weekend and there are 13 individuals and one team that made the cut. Among the more famous names who made the finalist list are Tracy McGrady, Chris Webber, Tim Hardaway and Sidney Moncrief.

(Photo) Finally: Tupac To Be Inducted In The Rock N Roll Hall Of Fame In 2017

While we patiently wait for news on the release date for Pac’s biopic All Eyez On Me, we get more good news that Tupac will officially be inducted into the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame in the class of 2017. Gene Simmons might not be feeling this one…

(Video) NBA: Shaq Cracks Hilarious Kobe Bryant Joke During Hall Of Fame Speech

Shaquille O’Neal brought the house down with laughter during his Hall of Fame speech in Springfield, Massachusetts. After Allen Iverson left everyone teary-eyed and emotional, it seemed like a tough task to follow him but in classic Shaq form, he handled it smoothly and his speech wound up being just as good as Iverson’s in his own way. Shaq took a more funny approach to his speech besides thanking so many greats who paved the way for him.

(Video) NBA: Allen Iverson Thanked Everyone From Jughead To Jadakiss In The Best Hall Of Fame Speech Ever

I’m still at a loss for words after watching Allen Iverson’s Hall of Fame speech last night. It was the realest talk we’ve heard from an athlete in quite a long time. Sure, A.I. had a speech somewhat prepared but he barely read from it. Instead he spent most of the roughly 30 minutes just speaking from the heart and making everyone in the crowd and folks watching at home get emotional. I’ve never met anyone who wasn’t a supporter of Iverson and didn’t want to see him win and that was on full display last night with the amount of love he was getting.

(Video) NBA: Yao Ming Kicked Off His Hall Of Fame Speech With A Joke About Allen Iverson & Practice

Yao Ming just delivered a great speech to open up the night at the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass. He set it off with a joke about Allen Iverson and practice that had the crowd roaring with laughter. From there Yao got very comfortable at the podium and you could feel how sincere he was with the words he spoke.

(Video) NBA Releases Allen Iverson Career Mixtape In Honor Of His Hall of Fame Induction

The NBA released Allen Iverson’s official career mixtape today and everything about it is dope! This will be something you rewind and watch more than once. His impact on the culture of the game was almost equivalent to that of Michael Jordan and inspired an entire generation of young ball players. On the court itself he was unguardable in his prime, which is something MJ found out personally. So sit back, enjoy and just salute to one of the toughest competitors the league has ever seen.

(Photo) NBA: Kobe Bryant Congratulates Shaq On His Hall Of Fame Induction

The careers of Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant will forever be connected and they both played major roles in each others greatness. Sure they have had their personal issues on occasion over the years but all that is in the past. Kobe took to his Instagram account yesterday to congratulate the big fella on his induction and in about five years I’m sure Shaq will be doing the same to Kobe.

NBA: Allen Iverson, Shaq, Yao Ming, Kevin Johnson & More Officially Nominated For Hall Of Fame

I hope Allen Iverson never changes! While everyone showed up to the Hall of Fame nomination ceremony in suits and ties, AI came through just as you would expect him to. He showed up with gold chains hanging, sunglasses, doo-rag under his Yankees fitted and of course a Reebok shirt. A reminder of why he is still one of the most beloved athletes around! He was in Toronto along with many other NBA greats as they were officially nominated for the 2016 Hall of Fame class.

(Photo) Dolly Parton Celebrates Her 70th Birthday

The legendary Bomb shell, Dolly Parton celebrates her 70th Birthday today and still radiates with good energy and beauty. Known for her big blonde hair and her impeccable voice Dolly, is and will forever be one of the greatest of all time. The Tennessee native was the 4th of 12 siblings, and not only did she become a famous country singer she grew up to have her own Theme Park.

(Photos) NBA: Congrats! Atlanta Hawks Unveil Statue Of Dominique Wilkins

The Hawks unveiled a large statue of franchise legend Dominique Wilkins on Thursday at Philips Arena, and it is well deserved and a long time coming. Julius Irving invited Wilkins on stage and counted down from 10 to the unveiling of the statue. An emotional Wilkins took a moment to gather himself before delivering his remarks to the audience.

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