The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame welcomed 16 new members as part of the Class of 2021.
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Headlined by seven players in Chris Bosh, Yolanda Griffith, Lauren Jackson, Toni Kukoc, Paul Pierce, Ben Wallace and Chris Webber, the class features a number of champions and all-time greats from the last 25 years.
Joining those seven are Rick Adelman, Bill Russell, Jay Wright, Val Ackerman, Howard Garfinkel, Cotton Fitzsimmons, Bob Dandridge, Pearl Moore and Clarence "Fats" Jenkins.
As the basketball community watched on as these icons reached basketball immortality, players around the NBA and WNBA - past and present - took to Twitter to share their reactions.
Wow…🙌🏽 https://t.co/7TRxqbucgQ- Tyson Chandler (@tysonchandler) September 11, 2021
Sending love & light to my sis @laurenej15 on her induction into the @Hoophall tonight. Boog you know we love you! I'm extremely proud to have gone to battle with and against you. To know you is to love you, to play against you meant a war lol. #salute sis😘❤️ You deserve your 💐 pic.twitter.com/x5A3lwlRyF- Swin Cash (@SwinCash) September 11, 2021
My brothers forever ♾!!! 🤜🏾🤛🏾 https://t.co/kL6837ozAd- LeBron James (@KingJames) September 12, 2021
I LOVE YOU!!! Congrats on such an amazing career and welcome to the @Hoophall family. It was truly an honor welcoming you. Thank you!💕🥂 https://t.co/PzplFR1hSn- Sheryl Swoopes (@airswoopes22) September 12, 2021
Well, @chrisbosh just gave one of the best @Hoophall induction speeches I've ever heard. Bravo.- David Aldridge (@davidaldridgedc) September 12, 2021
So proud ❤️ @laurenej15 I'm so thankful to have been your teammate and witness your greatness every day, every game. Truly one of a kind! Love you, mate! https://t.co/C59nO1oR43- Sue Bird (@S10Bird) September 12, 2021
Detroit #Pistons owner @TomGores praises @fearthefro on his induction to the @hoophall. #21HoopClass | #NBAHOF pic.twitter.com/jREQ6V0gOc- Detroit Pistons (@DetroitPistons) September 12, 2021
Chris Bosh's @Hoophall speech was great from beginning to end. But this closing finish tied up everything in a beautiful bow. It's OK to cry, y'all. Paraphrasing Chris here, those tears are watering the greatness inside of you pic.twitter.com/2Br8BELd0A- Michael Lee (@MrMichaelLee) September 12, 2021
Great first night @Hoophall !- José Manuel Calderón (@JmCalderon) September 11, 2021
Thank you @chrisbosh for the invitation.#RayAllen #ChrisBosh
Tomorrow more. pic.twitter.com/RnEGU7bHGi
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