The NBA announced the members of its 2012 Hall of Fame class during the Final Four festivities today before Kansas and Kentucky square off for the national championship. Some very familiar names emerged including Reggie Miller and longtime coach Don Nelson. For many of us, it's a reminder of just how old we're getting seeing names like this enshrined among the greatest of all time.
From the press release, "Also elected were two-time Olympic gold medalist Katrina McClain, three-time college player of the year Ralph Sampson, four-time NBA champion Jamaal Wilkes, longtime referee Hank Nichols, and the All-American Red Heads, the female version of the Harlem Globetrotters Five members of the class had already been announced: Nike co-founder Phil Knight, ABA star Mel Daniels, seven-time NBA All-Star Chet Walker, Olympian Don Barksdale and Lydija Alexeeva, who led the Soviet Union to two Olympic gold medals."
Induction ceremonies will take place on September 7.