Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?


Carter, Billups enter HoF

KATE FRESE/AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Vince Carter (left) and Chauncey Billups are set to be enshrined in the Basketball Hall of Fame.

LOS ANGELES (AFP) — Former Toronto Raptors star Vince Carter and Detroit Pistons icon Chauncey Billups headed a 13-strong list of inductees named on Saturday into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame (HoF).

Eight-time All-Star Carter, who played a record 22 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for Toronto, New Jersey, Dallas, Memphis, Atlanta, Orlando, Sacramento and Phoenix, retired in 2020.

Billups, the current coach of the Portland Trail Blazers, is a five-time All-Star who was named NBA Finals Most Valuable Player in 2004 after leading the Pistons to the championship.

Carter and Billups will be enshrined with 11 others at a ceremony in August.

Other inductees announced on Saturday included Los Angeles Lakers icon Jerry West. West was inducted as a “contributor” even though he had already been inducted in 1980 for his achievements as a player.

Other players included on Saturday’s list included Seimone Augustus, Michael Cooper, Walter Davis, Dick Barnett and Michele Timms.

Charles Smith, Harley Redin and Bo Ryan were named as coaching inductees along with broadcaster Doug Collins and Indiana Pacers owner Herb Simon.

“Without a shadow of doubt, the accomplishments of the 2024 class stand as a testament to unparalleled excellence,” Hall of Fame president John Doleva said in a statement.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You May Also Like


SOCIAL MEDIAManny Pacquiao knows his time is up. This was the keen observation made by a longtime member of his training team who spent...


SOCIAL MEDIAThe dynamic duo of Johnmar “OhMyV33nus” Villaluna and Danerie James “Wise” del Rosario is back with a bang after leading Blacklist International to...


SOCIAL MEDIAThe University Athletic Association of the Philippines will have a full calendar of sports events for Season 85 starting 1 October. UAAP President...


SOCIAL MEDIAECHO has revealed its roster for the upcoming M4 Mobile Legends World Championship to be held 1-15 January 2023 in Jakarta, Indonesia. The...


SOCIAL MEDIAIt’s going to be business as usual as the Philippine Basketball Association will not stop its on-court activities when it gives way for...


SOCIAL MEDIAIt doesn’t look as if newly-crowned Melvin Jerusalem will get the luxury of defending his minimumweight crown against a handpicked rival after the...


Mitchell, meanwhile, is a six-foot shooting guard frowm Hartford University.


SOCIAL MEDIALegendary boxing referee Carlos ‘Sonny’ Padilla was recently inducted into the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame. Famous for serving as the third man...