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Every Player In The Basketball Hall Of Fame

Updated February 3, 2020 198 items

Every basketball player at any level dreams of one day being inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. It is the ultimate sign of respect and admiration for an NBA player, WNBA player, or college star to join the list of inductees into the basketball Hall of Fame.

Even casual sports fans will have heard of many of the names on this list, players like Michael Jordan Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Shaquille O'Neal. But then there are the players only hard-core basketball fans will recognize, players like Jamaal Wilkes and Gail Goodrich. What all of these Hall of Fame basketball players have in common is that they committed themselves to being among the very best the sport has ever seen.

The basketball Hall of Fame 2020 class will see the induction of Lakers legend Kobe Bryant, who died tragically at the start of 2020, his first year of eligibility for the Hall of Fame. The night will be another opportunity for the entire basketball community to come together in one location and remember one of the greatest ever to play the game.

So check out this list of basketball Hall of Famers, and browse through to see if your favorite players made the cut and maybe to discover some older players whose accomplishments you never knew.

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  • Cumberland Posey

    Cumberland Posey

    Inducted in: 2016

    Achievements
    Known as the "best basketball player" of the 1900s-1920s.
    Formed, operated, and played for the Loendi Big Five, which became the most dominant basketball team of the Black Fives Era through the mid-1920s, winning four straight Colored Basketball World Championship titles.

  • Yao Ming

    Inducted in: 2016

    Achievements
    8× NBA All-Star
    2× All-NBA Second Team
    3× All-NBA Third Team
    NBA All-Rookie First Team (2003)
    CBA champion (2002)
    CBA MVP (2001)
    CBA Finals MVP (2002)
    3× FIBA Asia Cup MVP (2001, 2003, 2005)
    FIBA World Cup Top Scorer (2006)

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    #70 of 769 The Top NBA Players Of All Time#23 of 161 The Best NBA Players With No Championship Rings

  • Jo Jo White

    Inducted in: 2015

    Achievements
    Summer Olympics  Gold: 1968
    2× NBA Champion (1974, 1976)
    7× NBA All Star
    NBA Finals MVP (1976)
    2× All-NBA Second Team
    NBA All-Rookie First Team (1970)
    2× Consensus Second Team All-American (1968, 1969)
    The Sporting News First Team All-America (1968, 1969)

  • Dikembe Mutombo

    Inducted in: 2015

    Achievements
    8× NBA All-Star (1992, 1995–1998, 2000–2002)
    All-NBA Second Team (2001)
    2× All-NBA Third Team (1998, 2002)
    4× NBA Defensive Player of the Year (1995, 1997, 1998, 2001)
    3× All-NBA Defensive First Team (1997–1998, 2001)
    3× NBA All-Defensive Second Team (1995, 1999, 2002)
    NBA All-Rookie First Team (1992)
    2× NBA rebounding leader
    3× NBA blocks leader
    2× J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award (2001, 2009)
    Third-team All-American – AP, UPI (1991)

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    #7 of 107 The Best Foreign NBA Players of All Time#9 of 78 The Best Philadelphia 76ers of All Time

  • Lisa Leslie

    Lisa Leslie

    Inducted in: 2015

    Achievements
    Naismith Award (USC, 1994)
    Kodak All-America (1994)
    8× WNBA All-Star
    3× WNBA All-Star Game MVP
    4× Olympic Gold Medalist (1996, 2000, 2004, 2008)
    3× WNBA MVP (2001, 2004, 2006)
    2× WNBA Champions (Los Angeles Sparks, 2001, 2002)
    2× WNBA Finals MVP
    8× First Team All-WNBA
    4× Second Team All-WNBA
    2× WNBA Defensive Player of the Year
    2× All-Defensive First Team
    2× All-Defensive Second Team
    First player to dunk in a WNBA game

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    #6 of 48 The Top WNBA Players of All Time#180 of 238 The Best Female Athletes of All Time

  • John Isaacs

    John Isaacs

    Inducted in: 2015

    Achievements: 
    World Professional Basketball Tournament Championships (1939, 1943)
    World Professional Basketball Tournament Second Team (1943)
    Utica Pics MVP (1947)
    New York City Basketball Hall of Fame Inductee (1992)

  • Spencer Haywood

    Inducted in: 2015

    Achievements
    Summer Olympics  Gold: 1968
    ABA All-Time Team (1997)
    ABA All-Rookie First Team (1970)
    ABA Rookie of the Year (1970)
    ABA MVP (1970)
    ABA All-Star Game MVP (1970)
    ABA All-Star
    All-ABA First Team
    NBA Champion (Los Angeles Lakers, 1980)
    4× NBA All-Star (1972–1975)
    2× All-NBA First Team
    2× All-NBA Second Team

  • Louie Dampier

    Inducted in: 2015

    Achievements
    ABA All-Time Team (1997)
    ABA All-Rookie First Team (1968)
    7× ABA All-Star
    4× All-ABA Second Team
    ABA Champion(Kentucky Colonels, 1975)
    AP First Team All-America, 1966
    2× Consensus Second Team All-American (1966, 1967)

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    #37 of 141 The Greatest Kentucky Basketball Players of All Time#20 of 25 The Best NBA Point Guards of the 1970s

  • Guy Rodgers

    Inducted in: 2014

    Achievements
    3× MVP in the Philadelphia Big 5
    Consensus First Team All-American (Temple, 1958)
    Consensus Second Team All-American (1957)
    NCAA All-Tournament Team (1958)
    4× NBA All-Star
    2× NBA assists leader

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    #138 of 150 The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History#11 of 22 The Best NBA Point Guards of the 60s

  • Mitch Richmond

    Inducted in: 2014

    Achievements
    6× NBA All-Star
    NBA Rookie of the Year (1988)
    3× All-NBA second team
    NBA Champion (Los Angeles Lakers, 2002)
    2× Olympic medalist with Team USA ( Bronze in 1988,  Gold in 1996)

  • Alonzo Mourning

    Inducted in: 2014

    Achievements
    Summer Olympics Gold: 2000
    2× FIBA Basketball World Cup medalist  Gold: 1994  Bronze: 1990
    Consensus First Team All-American (Georgetown, 1992)
    Consensus Second Team All-American (1990)
    Third-team All-American – NABC (1991)
    7× NBA All-Star (1994–1997, 2000–2002)
    All-NBA First Team (1999)
    All-NBA Second Team (2000)
    2× NBA Defensive Player of the Year (1999, 2000)
    2× NBA All-Defensive First Team (1999–2000)
    2× NBA blocks leader (1999–2000)
    NBA All-Rookie First Team (1993)
    J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award (2002)
    NBA champion (Miami Heat, 2006)

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    #3 of 22 The Greatest Georgetown Basketball Players of All Time#110 of 227 The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History

  • Šarūnas Marčiulionis

    Inducted in: 2014

    Achievements
    3× Summer Olympics medalist ( Gold with the Soviet Union in 1988,  Bronze with Lithuania in 1992 and 1996)
    3× EuroBasket medalist  Silver: 1987, 1995,  Bronze: 1989
    EuroBasket MVP (1995)
    Mr. Europa (1988)
    4× Lithuanian Sportsman of the Year (1987, 1989, 1990, 1991)
    FIBA's 50 Greatest Players (1991)
    Pioneer of European players in the NBA
    Resurrected the Lithuania national team after Lithuania's return to independence in 1990
    Founder of the top-tier level Lithuanian League, the LKL
    FIBA Hall of Fame (2015)

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    #66 of 213 The Best White Players in NBA History#128 of 135 The Best Small Forwards of All Time

  • Oscar Schmidt

    Inducted in: 2013

    Achievements
    All-time Top Scorer in FIBA World Cup basketball history
    All-time Top Scorer in Summer Olympic Games history
    3× Summer Olympic Games Top Scorer (1988, 1992, 1996)
    1× FIBA World Cup Top Scorer (1990)
    16× Top Scorer in national domestic leagues (8× in Brazil, 7× in Italy, 1× in Spain)
    Gold Medalist at the Pan American Games (1987)
    Longest professional career for a basketball player (29 years)
    FIBA's 50 Greatest Players (1991)
    FIBA Hall of Fame (2010)
    Italian Basketball Hall of Fame (2017)

  • Dawn Staley

    Inducted in: 2013

    Achievements
    2× Naismith Award (Virginia, 1991, 1992)
    6× WNBA All-Star
    2× ABL All-Star
    3× Olympic Gold Medalist (1996, 2000, 2004)

  • Richie Guerin

    Inducted in: 2013

    Achievements
    6× NBA All-Star
    3× All-NBA Second Team

  • Gary Payton

    Inducted in: 2013

    Achievements
    NBA champion (Miami Heat, 2006)
    9× NBA All-Star
    2× All-NBA First Team
    NBA Defensive Player of the Year
    9× NBA All-Defensive First Team
    NBA steals leader
    2× Summer Olympics  Gold: 1996, 2000
    2× FIBA Americas Championship  Gold (1999),  Silver (1989)

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    #43 of 133 The Best Boston Celtics of All Time#37 of 107 The Greatest Lakers of All Time

  • Bernard King

    Inducted in: 2013

    Achievements
    4× NBA All Star
    2× All-NBA First Team
    NBA top scorer (1985)
    NBA All-Rookie Team

  • Roger Brown

    Inducted in: 2013

    Achievements
    ABA Playoffs MVP (1970)
    4× ABA All-Star
    All-ABA First Team (1971)
    3× ABA champion (Indiana Pacers, 1970, 1972, 1973)

  • Jamaal Wilkes

    Inducted in: 2012

    Achievements
    3× Academic All-America (UCLA, 1972, 1973, 1974)
    Consensus first-team All-American (1974)
    NBA Rookie of the Year (1975)
    3× NBA All-Star
    4× NBA champion (Golden State Warriors, 1975; Los Angeles Lakers, 1980, 1982, 1985)

  • Chet Walker

    Inducted in: 2012

    Achievements
    Consensus first-team All-America (Bradley, 1962)
    NBA All-Rookie Team (1963)
    7× NBA All-Star
    NBA champion (Philadelphia 76ers, 1967)

     

  • Ralph Sampson

    Inducted in: 2012

    Achievements
    3× Naismith Award (Virginia, 1981, 1982, 1983)
    2× Wooden Award (1982, 1983)
    3× consensus first-team All-American (1981–1983)
    4× NBA All-Star
    NBA All-Star Game MVP (1985)

  • Reggie Miller

    Inducted in: 2012

    Achievements
    Retired with the most three-point field goals in NBA history (2,560)
    5× NBA All-Star
    3× All-NBA Third Team
    J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award (2004)
    FIBA Basketball World Cup  Gold: 1994
    Summer Olympics  Gold: 1996
    USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year (2002)

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    #3 of 42 The Greatest UCLA Basketball Players of All Time#8 of 175 The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History

  • Katrina McClain

    Katrina McClain

    Inducted in: 2012

    Achievements
    2× Kodak All-America (Georgia, 1986, 1987)
    WBCA Player of the Year (1987)
    2× Olympic gold medalist with Team USA (1988, 1996)
    2× World Championship gold medalist (1986, 1990)
    2× USA Basketball Female Athlete of the Year

  • Mel Daniels

    Mel Daniels

    Inducted in: 2012

    Achievements
    ABA Rookie of the Year (1968)
    2× ABA Most Valuable Player (1969, 1971)
    3× ABA champion (Indiana Pacers, 1970, 1972, 1973)
    7× ABA All-Star

  • Goose Tatum

    Goose Tatum

    Inducted in: 2011

    Achievements
    Member of the Harlem Globetrotters inducted as a unit in 2002