The 2018 Basketball Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremony is this evening at 7pm EST in Springfield, Massachusetts and will be televised live on NBA TV. This class includes many great inductees and is being called the greatest class ever by many NBA experts. Its hard to argue with them when the class includes former stars like Ray Allen, Jason Kidd, Grant Hill, and Steve Nash!
We’ve gathered images of rookie cards of the 2018 class and included them below. Some players have more than one option when it comes to their rookie cards but others have no cards at all. The list below gives you an idea of where to begin when adding these to your Hall of Fame collection!
The player descriptions below are direct from HoopHall.com:
Ray Allen [player]
Allen was selected as All-Star ten times, Two-time NBA Champion, ten-time NBA All-Star, and 2000 Olympic gold medal recipient. He holds the record as NBA career leader in the total three-point goals made.
Maurice Cheeks [player]
Four-time NBA All-Star, four-time NBA All-Defensive team selection, and retired fifth on the NBA career list for steals and assists.
Charles “Lefty” Driesell [coach]
Historically the only NCAA coach to win 100 games spanning between four different school and one of eleven coaches to lead four schools to NCAA tournaments.
Grant Hill [player]
Seven-time NBA All-Star, 19-year NBA veteran, and in 2005, Hill was named one of the 50 Top College Players of All Time by ESPN. Hill is also a three-time recipient of the NBA’s Sportsmanship Award.
Jason Kidd [player]
Kidd ranks second in NBA steals and assists, has won two Olympic gold medals, 10-time NBA All Star, and in 2007 he was given the USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year award.
Steve Nash [player]
Nash holds the record for NBA highest career free throw percentage, three-time All-NBA First Team member and an eight-time NBA All-Star.
Tina Thompson [player]
The first player selected in the 1997 WNBA draft, nine-time WNBA All-Star, four-time WNBA Champion, and international player.
Dino Radja [player]
Radja led his teams to several championships within the states and international, won three straight European League titles, and names one of the greatest EuroLeague Contributors.
Charlie Scott [player]
Five-time All-Star during his career in the ABA and NBA, Scott was the first African American scholarship athlete at the University of North Carolina.
Ora Mae Washington [player]
Washington was credited as the greatest female athlete of her time and was a part of 11 straight Women’s Colored Basketball Championship teams.
Rod Thorn [contributor]
Thorn has been in professional basketball for over 50 years as a player, coach and executive.
Rick Welts [contributor]
NBA Executive credited for transforming the mega NBA All-Star Weekend into what it is today and current President and COO of the Golden State Warriors.
Katie Smith [player] – First female Buckeye athlete to have her number retired, seven-time WNBA All-Star and all time leading scorer in the NBA with 7,000 points from her ABL and WNBA career.
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