The rookie Tim duncan (1997 – 1998) and the Legend Tim Duncan (2015- 2016).
On August 11, 2015, it was announced that Saunders was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma, for which he was undergoing treatment; Saunders planned to remain the Timberwolves’ head coach and president. However, after being hospitalized following complications in September, team owner Glen Taylor announced that Saunders would miss the next season.Saunders died on October 25, 2015 at the age of 60.
Here is a video created by fox sports to remember Flip Saunders:
Retired Philadelphia 76ers superstar Allen Iverson will reportedly be eligible for the Basketball Hall of Fame’s 2016 class.The last time Iverson suited up in the NBA was the 2009-10 season, when he returned to Philadelphia for 25 games after several years in Denver and brief stints in Detroit and Memphis. Hall of Fame candidates have to be retired for five full years before they can be enshrined.
He only officially retired in October 2013, but since Iverson has been removed from the NBA long enough, Saturday’s news has him on an expedited track to Springfield, Massachusetts.
Iverson won the league MVP award in 2001 when he averaged 31.1 points and then put up 32.9 points per contest in the playoffs, guiding the Sixers to the NBA Finals. Although the team lost to the Los Angeles Lakers, Iverson helped his underdog squad steal Game 1 with 48 points. His performance was highlighted by an iconic moment in which he stepped over Los Angeles Lakers point guard Tyronn Lue after hitting a key jump shot in overtime.
Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James has spoken of how he idolized Iverson before making his own mark in the Association, comparing Iverson’s impact to that of Michael Jordan’s.
“Pound-for-pound, probably the greatest player who ever played. He was one of the greatest finishers we’ve ever seen. You could never question his heart. Ever. He gave it his all. A.I. was like my second-favorite player growing up, after MJ.” said James of Iverson.”
The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame welcomed 11 new members to its esteemed fraternity Friday night with a ceremony in Springfield, Massachusetts, that honored the accomplishments of some of the sport’s greatest ambassadors.
From NBA All-Stars to coaching legends and arguably the most decorated WNBA player of all time, this year’s group of inductees was among the most diverse in recent memory.
Here’s a look at the complete list of 2015 Basketball Hall of Fame honorees:
Dikembe Mutombo was the man of the hour, and the ceremony wasted no time in touching on his accomplishments.
“It is because of the game, I was able to help build a hospital in the Congo, which has now served 140,000 people.” Mutombo said.