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Paul Pierce, Chris Webber and Ben Wallace, among candidates for the 2021 ‘Hall of Fame’

Paul Pierce, Chris Webber and Ben Wallace, among candidates for the 2021 ‘Hall of Fame’

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame today announced the list of eligible candidates for the class of 2021 to join this prestigious club. First-time nominees include Paul Pierce, Michael Cooper, Lou Henson, Doug Collins, Val Ackerman, Yolanda Griffith and Lauren Jackson.

In addition, in this edition of 2021 other great names in the world of basketball such as Chauncey Billups, Chris Bosh, Chris Webber, Ben Wallace, Richard Hamilton, Swin Cash or Becky Hammon, among others, repeat as aspirants.

Following the traditional timeline in this type of appointments, the finalists of the promotion will be announced during the break for the All-Star Weekend, which is scheduled for the beginning of March although the celebration of the event, established in Indiana, has been postponed to 2024 due to COVID-19. The final picks will be revealed a month later, in April, coinciding with the NCAA Final Four.

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The induction ceremony for this class is scheduled to take place in Springfield, Massachusetts, in September. As previously announced, the 2020 edition ceremony, suspended due to the pandemic, will be held on May 13 and 15. Among the most prominent names from the class of 2020 to be inducted into the prestigious NBA Hall of Fame are Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett. (GG) (NBA Maniacs)

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