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Reggie Miller joins Don Nelson as a member of the Class of 2012 at the basketballl Hall of Fame. Miller looked like he might just miss out on induction, but he got eight votes in the last 8.9 seconds of voting to put him over the top.

Reggie Miller joins Don Nelson as a member of the Class of 2012 at the basketballl Hall of Fame. Miller looked like he might just miss out on induction, but he got eight votes in the last 8.9 seconds of voting to put him over the top.

Dennis Rodman’s 2011 Hall of Fame speech. Whoa, you guys.

2011 Hall of Fame Portraits (Graphics by Milton Un and Robb Harskamp)

**Click here to see the full set.**

2011 Basketball Hall of Fame Finalists

These are NOT inductees, they are nominees for enshrinement later this year:


Chris Mullin
Dennis Rodman
Tex Winter
Jamaal Wilkes
Maurice Cheeks
Ralph Sampson
Dick Motta
Al Attles
Teresa Edwards
Tara Vanderveer
Herb Magee
Hank Nichols

Everybody loves it when Magic does his Buddy Hackett impression (by everyone, only Michael Jordan).
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Everybody loves it when Magic does his Buddy Hackett impression (by everyone, only Michael Jordan).

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(via: thegrandarchives)

BROS FOREVER, PT. 2

(via: thegrandarchives)

BROS FOREVER, PT. 2

Dream Team highlights. That’s all.

Obligatory, in honor of tonight.

Obligatory, in honor of tonight.

In honor of Scottie Pippen making the Hall of Fame, I present to you the greatest facial of all time.

This dunk is a 9.9/10 in terms of nasty. I’ve seen a handful of nastier dunks in my lifetime, but never any that came in such a significant rivalry (90’s Bulls & Knicks) and in such an important game (Game 6 of the playoffs). With all things considered this is in my top two dunks of all time, right next to this gem

Congrats, Pip! You deserve the honor!

@Suga_Shane

Scottie Pippen absolutely smothered an offense. The greatest help defender in the game, and he played alongside the best defensive guard in league history.

In tandem, the Bulls would crush opponents… with defense. As Steve Kerr relayed on The B.S. Report, Jeff Van Gundy agrees:

"When we played you guys we didn’t care about the triangle offense," Van Gundy tells Kerr. "Our biggest concern was just trying to score.”

Pippen’s defense was never more needed than in ‘98 during the Eastern Conference Finals against the Indiana Pacers. For my money, the most excruciating playoff test the championship Bulls ever faced. An aging team taken to 7 games for only the second time in their storied run (the other being in ‘92 against the Knicks).

A big key in the Bulls ultimate prevail was switching the 6’7 Pippen onto point guard Mark Jackson. It completely stalled Indiana’s precision half court offense, not unlike 6 years prior when Pippen “held” Magic Johnson to 14 and 10, in Game 2 of the Finals.

The Bulls don’t win this series without Pippen; Batman loses without “sidekick” Robin.

(start watching at minute 6:23 for proof)

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In 1991 Isiah Thomas was left off of the original Dream Team, some say at the behest of Michael Jordan (those two didn’t like each other).

Subsequently, Thomas blamed John Stockton for stealing his Dream Team spot, and in their first regular season encounter the Pistons ran repeated iso’s so that Isiah could drop 40 points on Stockton’s head.

In their next encounter Karl Malone dropped something else on Isiah’s head.

Three-days-from-the-Hall-of-Famer Karl Malone gave Isiah Thomas plastic surgery and 40 stitches in 1991, courtesy of this elbow.

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Utah Jazz legend John Stockton explains how to run a fast break.

(via TheMrBlue)

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