Allen Iverson and Shaquille O’Neal are going to be inducted in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
The announcement was made Monday in Springfield, Massachusetts.
According to CBS Sports, this year’s Hall of Fame class has many familiar athletes. Eleven time NBA All-Star Allen Iverson, three-time NBA Finals MVP Shaquille O’Neal and four-time WNBA Champion Sheryl Swoopes are among the class.
“The impact the Class of 2016 has had on the game of basketball is gigantic,” said John L. Doleva, President and CEO of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. “To have several icons of the game be recognized in the same year makes this class one of the most memorable to date.”
North American and Women’s Committee finalists have to receive 18 of 24 votes from the Honors Committee to be elected into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
The Class of 2016 will be enshrined at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts on Friday, September 9. Ticket packages to the 2016 Enshrinement Ceremony presented by NIKE and all Enshrinement Events are on sale now and available online at www.hoophall.com by calling the Basketball Hall of Fame at (413) 231-5540.