Four-time NBA champion Manu Ginobili, five-time NBA All-Star Tim Hardaway, three-time WNBA champion and double-cross gold medalist Swin Cash, and five-time WNBA All-Star and four-time WNBA champion Lindsay Whalen featured the 13-part Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2022 that was declared Saturday.
Different honorees included double cross NCAA Coach of the Year Bob Huggins, long-term NBA mentor George Karl, long-term NBA ref Hugh Evans and previous NCAA champion and WNBA Coach of the Year Marianne Stanley.
Alongside those eight, six-time NBA All-Star Lou Hudson was chosen by the Veterans Committee, six-time NBA All-Star and previous mentor Larry Costello and previous mentor Del Harris were chosen by the Contributor Committee, previous AIAW three-time All-American Theresa Shank-Grentz was chosen by the Women’s Veterans Committee, and Radivoj Korac, who once scored 99 points in a EuroLeague game, was picked by the International Committee.
“The Class of 2022 is ripe with individuals who have had a significant historical impact on the game we love,” Hall of Fame president and CEO John L. Doleva said in a statement. “We congratulate and thank them for everything they’ve done to better the sport and look forward to honoring them during Enshrinement this fall.”
Manu Ginobili goes emotional on being inducted into the Hall of Fame
The reverence service is set for Sept. 10 in Springfield, Massachusetts. Manu Ginobili is one of two players, alongside Bill Bradley, to bring home a EuroLeague championship, an NBA title and an Olympic gold decoration. Manu Ginobili was a double-cross All-Star, double-cross All-NBA determination and the 2007-08 Sixth Man of the Year during his 16-year profession with the San Antonio Spurs. He drove his local Argentina to the gold decoration at the 2004 Olympics.
“I was a part of two incredible teams; if it wasn’t for being part of those two teams, I wouldn’t be here,” Ginobili said. “It’s not just about individual accomplishments. I never won a scoring championship, an MVP or even [All-NBA] first team. I’m here because of my surroundings, of the players I played with, of the coaches I was coached [by] and the organizations. I know I’ve been very lucky.”
In any case, Manu Ginobili influenced the game in the manner in which he utilized horizontal development in the wake of getting his spill to have up chances in the paint. It became known as the “Eurostep,” in light of the fact that Ginobili had played for a EuroLeague title-winning team in Bologna, Italy, prior to coming to the NBA.
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