Recently great retired NBA players Alonzo Mourning, Mitch Richmond were selected for induction for Class 2014 – for the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame.
Richmond and Mourning are joined by Richmond’s former Golden State teammate, Sarunas Marciulionis, who was voted in partially on the merits of his play as an international star in the Soviet Union and Lithuania.
The Class also includes college coaches Gary Williams and Nolan Richardson, as well as former NBA commissioner David Stern, Bob (Slick) Leonard among others.
Below is a gallery that ExNBA has gathered for the fans, and if you’d like to read what Richmond and Mourning had to say about their induction, follow these two links below:
Mitch Richmond was a 6-time NBA All-Star, and averaged double figures in scoring in 13 of his 14 seasons. He also won the NBA title with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2001-2002. Richmond, considered one of the best shooters in the NBA, averaged career high 25.9 ppg for Sacramento in 1996-97. He holds career averages of 21 ppg, 3.9 rpg and 3.5 apg in 976 NBA games, in 902 of which he started.
Alonzo Mourning was a seven-time NBA All-Star and two-time defensive player of the year who was among the league’s best shot-blockers. He played in 838 games (686 started), averaging 17.1 ppg, 8.5 rpg, 2.8 bpg in 31 minutes of playing time in the NBA. He also won a championship with the Miami Heat in 2006.
Sarunas Marciulionis played for 7 teams during his 7 year NBA career, appearing in 363 NBA games (started in 30). He reached career-high average of 18.9 ppg, coming off the bench for the Golden State Warriors in 91-92 season.Follow @exnbadotcom
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