Former NBA stars Shaquille O'Neal and Allen Iverson are among 10 notables who were elected Monday to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame's Class of 2016, the Washington Post reports.
Iverson spent his 14-year career playing with the Philadelphia 76ers, Detroit Pistons, Denver Nuggets and Memphis Grizzlies. A nine-time All-Star, Iverson famously clashed with fellow Hall of Fame electee O'Neal in the 2001 NBA Finals, where Philadelphia lost to the Los Angeles Lakers. O'Neal was a four-time NBA champion during his own 19-year career, during which he played for six teams: the Orlando Magic, Lakers, Miami Heat, Phoenix Suns, Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics.
The Post notes that eight other members of the 2016 class will be inducted in a ceremony in Springfield, Mass., in September, the last four posthumously: former WNBA star Sheryl Swoopes, eight-time NBA All-Star Yao Ming, Michigan State coach Tom Izzo, Chicago Bulls owner Jerry Reinsdorf, 27-year NBA referee Darell Garretson, Tennessee State coach John McClendon, Prairie View A&M star Zelmo Beaty, and Cumberland Posey, who is widely regarded as one of the greatest African-American basketball players of the early 1900s and, as a baseball player, was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2006.
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