Basketball Hall of Fame


When referring to the Basketball Hall of Fame, one is most probably talking about the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame (established in 1959), or the FIBA Hall of Fame (created in 2007). These two entities honor basketball players, coachs, contributors, and referees that helped develop the game throughout the world.

Leagues or teams also have their own Hall of Fame programs, restricted to people that helped grown their organisations.

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

Established in Springfield, Massachusetts, in 1959, the Naismith Hall of Fame is the most renowned Basketball Hall of Fame worldwide. It's main event is the Enshrinement Weekend that takes place every year in early September. During this weekend a class of "Basketball's Finest" is inducted in the Hall of Fame. Every inductee has the opportunity to give a speech in front of a great crowd of Basketball legends.

Player Class Speech Highlights
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 2018 Watch  
Ray Allen 2018 Watch Watch
Nate Archibald 1991 Watch Watch
Paul Arizin 1978 Watch Watch
Charles Barkley 2006 Watch Watch
Tom Barlow 1981 Watch Watch
Rick Barry 1987 Watch Watch
Elgin Baylor 1977 Watch Watch
Zelmo Beaty 2016 Watch Watch
John Beckman 1973 Watch Watch
Walt Bellamy 1993 Watch Watch
Sergei Belov 1992 Watch Watch
Dave Bing 1990 Watch Watch
Larry Bird 1998 Watch Watch
Carol Blazejowski 1994 Watch Watch
Bennie Borgmann 1961 Watch Watch
Bill Bradley 1983 Watch Watch
Joe Brennan 1975 Watch Watch
Roger Brown 2013 Watch Watch
Al Cervi 1985 Watch Watch
Wilt Chamberlain 1979 Watch Watch
Maurice Cheeks 2018 Watch Watch
Zachary Clayton 2017 Watch Watch
Nat Clifton 2014 Watch Watch
Charles Cooper 1977 Watch Watch
Cynthia Cooper-Dyke 2010 Watch Watch
Kresimir Cosic 1996 Watch Watch
Bob Cousy 1971 Watch Watch
Dave Cowens 1991 Watch Watch
Joan Crawford 1997 Watch Watch
Billy Cunningham 1986 Watch Watch
Denise Curry 1997 Watch Watch
Drazen Dalipagic 2004 Watch Watch
Louie Dampier 2015 Watch Watch
Mel Daniels 2012 Watch Watch
Adrian Dantley 2008 Watch Watch
Bob Davies 1970 Watch Watch
Forrest DeBernardi 1961 Watch Watch
Dave DeBusschere 1983 Watch Watch
Dutch Dehnert 1969 Watch Watch
Anne Donovan 1995 Watch Watch
Clyde Drexler 2004 Watch Watch
Joe Dumars 2006 Watch Watch
Teresa Edwards 2011 Watch Watch
Paul Endacott 1972 Watch Watch
Alex English 1997 Watch Watch
Julius Erving 1993 Watch Watch
Patrick Ewing 2008 Watch Watch
Player Class Speech Highlights
Bud Foster 1964 Watch Watch
Walt Frazier 1987 Watch Watch
Marty Friedman 1972 Watch Watch
Joe Fulks 1978 Watch Watch
Laddie Gale 1977 Watch Watch
Nick Galis 2017 Watch Watch
Harry Gallatin 1991 Watch Watch
Pop Gates 1989 Watch Watch
George Gervin 1996 Watch Watch
Artis Gilmore 2011 Watch Watch
Tom Gola 1976 Watch Watch
Gail Goodrich 1996 Watch Watch
Hal Greer 1982 Watch Watch
Bob Gruenig 1963 Watch Watch
Richie Guerin 2013 Watch Watch
Cliff Hagan 1978 Watch Watch
Vic Hanson 1960 Watch Watch
Lusia Harris-Stewart 1992 Watch Watch
John Havlicek 1984 Watch Watch
Connie Hawkins 1992 Watch Watch
Elvin Hayes 1990 Watch Watch
Marques Haynes 1998 Watch Watch
Spencer Haywood 2015 Watch Watch
Tommy Heinsohn 1986 Watch Watch
Grant Hill 2018 Watch Watch
Nat Holman 1964 Watch Watch
Bobby Houbregs 1987 Watch Watch
Bailey Howell 1997 Watch Watch
Chuck Hyatt 1959 Watch Watch
John Isaacs 2015 Watch Watch
Dan Issel 1993 Watch Watch
Allen Iverson 2016 Watch  
Buddy Jeannette 1994 Watch Watch
Dennis Johnson 2010 Watch Watch
Magic Johnson 2002 Watch Watch
Gus Johnson 2010 Watch Watch
William Johnson 1977 Watch Watch
Neil Johnston 1990 Watch Watch
K.C. Jones 1989 Watch Watch
Sam Jones 1984 Watch Watch
Michael Jordan 2009 Watch Watch
Jason Kidd 2018 Watch Watch
Bernard King 2013 Watch Watch
Edward Krause 1976 Watch Watch
Bob Kurland 1961 Watch Watch
Bob Lanier 1992 Watch Watch
Joe Lapchick 1966 Watch Watch
Lisa Leslie 2015 Watch Watch
Nancy Lieberman 1996 Watch Watch
Clyde Lovellette 1988 Watch Watch
Player Class Speech Highlights
Jerry Lucas 1980 Watch Watch
Hank Luisetti 1959 Watch Watch
Ed Macauley 1960 Watch Watch
Karl Malone 2010 Watch Watch
Moses Malone 2001 Watch Watch
Pete Maravich 1987 Watch Watch
Hortencia Marcari 2005 Watch Watch
Sarunas Marciulionis 2014 Watch Watch
Slater Martin 1982 Watch Watch
Bob McAdoo 2000 Watch Watch
Katrina McClain 2012 Watch Watch
Branch McCracken 1960 Watch Watch
Jack McCracken 1962 Watch Watch
Bobby McDermott 1988 Watch Watch
George McGinnis 2017 Watch Watch
Tracy McGrady 2017 Watch Watch
Dick McGuire 1993 Watch Watch
Kevin McHale 1999 Watch Watch
Dino Meneghin 2003 Watch Watch
Ann Meyers 1993 Watch Watch
George Mikan 1959 Watch Watch
Vern Mikkelsen 1995 Watch Watch
Cheryl Miller 1995 Watch Watch
Reggie Miller 2012 Watch Watch
Yao Ming 2016 Watch Watch
Earl Monroe 1990 Watch Watch
Alonzo Mourning 2014 Watch Watch
Chris Mullin 2011 Watch Watch
Calvin Murphy 1993 Watch Watch
Charles Murphy 1960 Watch Watch
Dikembe Mutombo 2015 Watch Watch
Steve Nash 2018 Watch Watch
Shaquille O'Neal 2016 Watch Watch
Hakeem Olajuwon 2008 Watch Watch
Pat Page 1962 Watch Watch
Robert Parish 2003 Watch Watch
Gary Payton 2013 Watch Watch
Ubiritan Pereira 2010 Watch Watch
Drazen Petrovic 2002 Watch Watch
Bob Pettit 1971 Watch Watch
Andy Phillip 1961 Watch Watch
Scottie Pippen 2010 Watch Watch
Jim Pollard 1978 Watch Watch
Cumberland Posey 2016 Watch Watch
Dino Radja 2018 Watch Watch
Frank Ramsey 1982 Watch Watch
Willis Reed 1982 Watch Watch
Mitch Richmond 2014 Watch Watch
Arnie Risen 1998 Watch Watch
Oscar Robertson 1980 Watch Watch
Player Class Speech Highlights
David Robinson 2009 Watch Watch
Guy Rodgers 2014 Watch Watch
Dennis Rodman 2011 Watch Watch
John Roosma 1961 Watch Watch
Honey Russell 1964 Watch Watch
Bill Russell 1975 Watch Watch
Arvydas Sabonis 2011 Watch Watch
Ralph Sampson 2012 Watch Watch
Dolph Schayes 1973 Watch Watch
Ernest Schmidt 1974 Watch Watch
Oscar Schmidt 2013 Watch Watch
John Schommer 1959 Watch Watch
Charles Scott 2018 Watch Watch
Barney Sedran 1962 Watch Watch
Uljana Semjonova 1993 Watch Watch
Bill Sharman 2004 Watch Watch
Katie Smith 2018 Watch Watch
Dawn Staley 2013 Watch Watch
Christian Steinmetz 1961 Watch Watch
John Stockton 2009 Watch Watch
Maurice Stokes 2004 Watch Watch
Sheryl Swoopes 2016 Watch Watch
Goose Tatum 2011 Watch Watch
Isiah Thomas 2000 Watch Watch
Tina Thompson 2018 Watch Watch
David Thompson 1996 Watch Watch
Cat Thompson 1962 Watch Watch
Nate Thurmond 1985 Watch Watch
Jack Twyman 1983 Watch Watch
Wes Unseld 1988 Watch Watch
Fuzzy Vandivier 1975 Watch Watch
Ed Wachter 1961 Watch Watch
Chet Walker 2012 Watch Watch
Bill Walton 1993 Watch Watch
Bobby Wanzer 1987 Watch Watch
Ora Washington 2018 Watch Watch
Jerry West 1980 Watch Watch
Jo Jo White 2015 Watch Watch
Nera White 1992 Watch Watch
Lenny Wilkens 1989 Watch Watch
Jamaal Wilkes 2012 Watch Watch
Dominique Wilkins 2006 Watch Watch
Lynette Woodard 2004 Watch Watch
John Wooden 1960 Watch Watch
James Worthy 2003 Watch Watch
George Yardley 1996 Watch Watch