Latest Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame News

St John's to unveil Carnesecca statue in arena bearing name

Jul. 29, 2021 00:28 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — St. John's plans to unveil a statue of Hall of Fame basketball coach Lou Carnesecca this fall in the on-campus arena that bears his name. Commissioned by the university, the statue will be placed across from the main entrance of Carnesecca Arena. A...

Highway official: Boston traffic at pre-pandemic levels

Jun. 21, 2021 15:21 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — When the coronavirus pandemic hit Massachusetts in March 2020, the Boston area’s notoriously frustrating traffic dried up as many people started working remotely from home and businesses closed. Now, it's pretty much back to pre-pandemic levels. ...

The Hall calls: Wright, Wallace, Griffith among 2021 class

May. 16, 2021 16:38 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Jay Wright used to sell tickets to games in the long-defunct United States Football League. Ben Wallace was passed over by every NBA team, some of them twice. Yolanda Griffith got a job repossessing cars so she could take care of herself and her infant daughter...

'It's an honor': The Hall of Fame's class of 2020 enshrined

May. 15, 2021 20:12 PM EDT

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Vanessa Bryant took Michael Jordan's hand and walked down from the stage, a familiar chant breaking out throughout the arena as she made her way back to her seat. “Kobe! Kobe! Kobe!" the crowd shouted. With that, he was...

Bang! Breen among media members honored by Hall of Fame

May. 14, 2021 21:42 PM EDT

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Mike Breen remembers the way he was taught the game of basketball, and quickly learned that it is best when the five players on the floor work as one. He took the same approach into his career. Breen — the longtime voice...

It's time: Duncan, Bryant, Garnett to enter Hall of Fame

May. 14, 2021 17:32 PM EDT

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Vanessa Bryant got a private tour to see some of the newly remodeled Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on Friday, viewing the exhibit that will honor the life and legacy of her late husband before the rest of the world gets their first look. ...

The Big 3: Hall of Fame night awaits Duncan, Garnett, Bryant

May. 13, 2021 12:56 PM EDT

Kobe. Timmy. KG. The full names weren’t necessary. The first name, or even the initials, were enough. Such was the star power that Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett carried throughout their careers and still possess, all of them now five years removed from their...

Analysis: On Kobe, and the women in this Hall of Fame class

May. 12, 2021 14:32 PM EDT

This long-awaited Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame enshrinement weekend will be largely about Kobe Bryant. Of course, it won’t be solely about Bryant, nor would he have wanted it that way. If he were here, he’d almost certainly be raving about the women going...