Hall of Fame Rumors
The significance of being inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame isn’t lost on former NBA star Tracy McGrady “Social media can give a lot of people voices these days, and the first thing they say is ‘No rings, no rings,'” McGrady said on Friday, in an appearance at the Hall of Fame’s 60 Days of Summer Program. “You have to have a great team and some luck to get a ring, right? Unfortunately, I wasn’t blessed with that. But I go back at them with this: Anybody can win a championship. Everybody can’t get in the Hall of Fame.”
McGrady may not have a ring, but he was perhaps the best player in the NBA for a short stretch of time in the early 2000s, and at his peak, he was a must-watch basketball event. It’s not hard to see what the Hall of Fame voters saw when they decided to induct him this year. “It’s such a surreal feeling,” McGrady said. “Before coming to the NBA, I didn’t know anything about the Hall of Fame. It wasn’t like a goal of mine. I just loved to play the game of basketball, and whatever accomplishments I got after that, obviously I’d be thrilled. This right here, this is awesome. The Hall? Really? From my story, where I came from, if I’d known that I’d be enshrined in the Hall of Fame, it really doesn’t get better than that.”
John Salley 100% has the back of his old Bad Boys teammate Dennis Rodman … saying the human rights organization calling for revoking The Worm’s Hall Of Fame status is full of B.S. As we previously reported … The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation is upset with Dennis over his relationship with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
A major human rights org is calling for the Basketball Hall of Fame to BOOT Dennis Rodman over his relationship with Kim Jong-un — saying it’s not right to publicly support a “murderer.” The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation — a non-profit org established by Congress in ’94 — is furious with The Worm over his recent visit to N. Korea and his ongoing relationship with the country’s leader.
The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation has started a petition on change.org calling for the NBA to remove Dennis Rodman from the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame following his praise and defense of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un. In the petition, the foundation said that Rodman has consistently defended Jong-un, who Rodman calls his “friend for life”.
LeBron James was asked Sunday to compare the threat the Warriors present to all the other challenges he’s faced in his career. “It’s probably up there,” James said after Cavaliers’ practice. “I mean, it’s up there. Obviously, I’ve played against four Hall of Famers as well too with Manu (Ginobili), Kawhi (Leonard), Tony (Parker) and Timmy D (Tim Duncan) on the same team. And if you add Pop (Gregg Popovich) in there, that’s five Hall of Famers.”