NBA Hall of Fame Inducted Class 2009

Last Year the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame inducts three of the finest playeBasketballrs to ever play the game; we are talking about players that were not only successful with their teams, but also milestones and leaders. The 2009 class will include in the hall of fame: John Stockton, David Robinson and Michael Jordan. Let’s take a look at the accomplishments of these three players. All three of them were members of the legendary and original Dream Team who won 1 gold Olympic medal in 1992.

John Stockton

He will be remembered among NBA fans for his selflessness in the game, and the strict ethic in the sport. He was one of the healthiest players of all time (he played all games in his first 17 season, and only missed 31 games in 19 seasons) and also one of the most loyal players; he stayed with Utah his entire career, even when other teams offer him more money. He was part of one of the most acclaimed duos in the NBA History: Stockton & Malone, with their signature move “the pick and roll”. He was considered a Tough player.

  • 10 appearances NBA All-Star
  • NBA Record on Assist 15,806 (10.5 APG)
  • NBA Record on Steals 3,265
  • 2 All-NBA First Team selection
  • 6 All-NBA Second Team selection
  • 5 NBA All-Defensive Second Team
  • NBA’s 50th Anniversary All-Time Team
  • co-MVP with teammate Karl Malone of the 1993 All-Star Game in Salt Lake City
  • 2 Gold Medals with the Dream Team (1992 Barcelona, 1996 Atlanta)

David Robinson

The Admiral; known not only for his athletic performance and his loyal career with the San Antonio Spurs but also for his charity work and concern about youth and his community. Robinson was the force and spirit of his Team through his years in the league. He retired after winning his second title in 2003.

  • 2 NBA Championships (1999, 2003)
  • 10 appearances NBA All-Star
  • 1 NBA MVP (1995)
  • NBA Rookie of the Year (1990)
  • 4 All-NBA First Team selection
  • 4 NBA All-Defensive First Team
  • Won Scoring, Blocked shots, and rebounding Titles as a Rookie
  • NBA’s 50th Anniversary All-Time Team
  • 2 Gold Medal with the Dream Team
  • 1 NBA Defensive Player of the Year (1992)

Michael Jordan

What can be said about this player that is not already told? Elevated the league to a new sky high, he is maybe the best player of all time or, in the words of Larry Bird after a game loss in the playoffs in which Michael “Air” Jordan scored 63 points: “I think he’s God disguised as Michael Jordan.”

The list of Achievements of this player is very long. Here we listed just a few of his top accomplishments that will for long remain in the memories of fans of the Bulls and all the NBA. “His Airness” received stand up ovations in performances even at opponents’ arenas, and he still owns the record for most PPG in the playoff games (33.4).

  • 6 NBA Championships (1990, 1991, 1992, 1996, 1997, 1998)
  • 5 NBA MVP (1987, 1990, 1991, 1995, 1997)
  • 13 appearances NBA All-Star
  • 10 All-NBA First Team selection
  • NBA’s 50th Anniversary All-Time Team
  • 6 NBA Finals Most Valuable Player
  • 1 NBA Defensive Player of the Year (1987)
  • 9 NBA All-Defensive First Team
  • NBA Record of Seasons Leading the League in Scoring (10 Times)
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