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  1. #1
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    Hakeem and Ewing Inducted into the Hall of Fame along with Adrian Dantley

    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -- Hakeem Olajuwon, Patrick Ewing and Pat Riley were enshrined into the Basketball Hall of Fame on Friday night, but it was inductee Dick Vitale who, as expected, stole the show.

    Others in the class, which also included Adrian Dantley, Detroit Pistons and Shock owner Bill Davidson and former Immaculata University coach Cathy Rush, gave speeches. But the ESPN commentator held court, preaching with passion for almost 30 minutes about everything from basketball to broadcasting to family.
    Source: ESPN

    It was Vitale who gave Olajuwon the nickname, "The Dream," during his freshman year at Houston, where the 7-footer led the Cougars to three Final Fours. In the NBA, Olajuwon had 27,000 points, 13,747 rebounds and 3,830 blocks

    Patrick Ewing and Hakeem Olajuwon were among seven who entered the Hall of Fame.
    "It was a dream that came true," he said.
    "Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships."
    - Michael Jordan

    Thanks MJ-Bulls for the picture.

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    congratulations for all of them.

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    Congrats for all of the hall of fame class. Ewing and Hakeem were 2 of the better centers to play the game. Dantley was a talented swingman.

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    Now i'm going yo have to update my sig. But both were well deserving of it, I always enjoyed watching both of them play.

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    Pat Ewing baby, the savior of the Knicks. I seriously worship the guy, has given me so many thrills with the Knicks over the course of his career that I can't put into words.

    Hakeem is also a great add to the HoF. Guy was a beast.

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    Well deserved additions. Congrats
    Toronto Raptors ~ Miami Heat ~ Los Angeles Lakers


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    I think for 2009 it is the year MJ and David Robinson get inducted. Not sure who else though. Pippen gets in in 2010 IIRC.
    "Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships."
    - Michael Jordan

    Thanks MJ-Bulls for the picture.

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    It was time for dantley to go in, one of th emost impressive scorers ever, even if an undersized sf.

    I wonder what would hav ehappened if he remained in the Lakers instead of Wilkes.
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    Nice list overall.

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