Nash, Allen among 13 to join Basketball Hall of Fame

Bobby Dandridge

"As I stand here on the stage today before you, I know a lot has been said about me being a great shooter".

Nash played 19 years in the National Basketball Association, earning back-to-back MVP awards in 2005-06.

And they did it with an assist from three of the greatest point guards in National Basketball Association history. Despite the countless records, including being the all-time leader in 3-point field goals made (2,973), Allen gave a former adversary and fellow Hall of Famer the nod as best ever. During his conversation, Allen said that he and Lee have previously talked about making a follow-up to "He Got Game". "And that's probably the most important thing that I want people to remember is the time that we spent together".

Scott won an National Basketball Association title with Boston in 1972 and was the first African-American scholarship athlete at the University of North Carolina.

Thompson was the first-ever draft pick in the WNBA, a four-time champion in that league and a two-time Olympic gold medalist.


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Cheeks is now an assistant coach for the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Welts started as a ball boy for the Seattle SuperSonics and is now the president and COO of the Golden State Warriors. Hill won gold medal in 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta.

Thorn joined the National Basketball Association in 1936 and has been involved in the league for more than 50 years. He coached Julius Erving to an ABA title in 1974 and was general manager of the Chicago Bulls when they selected Michael Jordan in '84. Washington was a women's pioneer in the early 20th century segregation era, her teams losing only six times in 18 years, all to men's squads. She was also a tennis champion, winning eight singles titles and 12 in doubles in the All Black American Tennis Association.

Driesell is the only coach to win 100 games with four different U.S. colleges and won 786 games.

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