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Every Player In The Basketball Hall Of Fame 

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Updated February 3, 2020 199 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.

Paul Westphal is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Every Player In The Basketball Hall Of Fame

Inducted in: 2019

Achievements
NBA champion (1974)
5× NBA All-Star (1977–1981)
3x All-NBA First Team (1977, 1979, 1980)
All-NBA Second Team (1978)
Phoenix Suns Ring of Honor
No. 44 retired by the Phoenix Suns
No. 25 retired by USC
College Basketball Hall of Fame (2018)

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Teresa Weatherspoon is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Every Player In The Basketball Hall Of Fame

Inducted in: 2019

Achievements
First WNBA player with 1,000 points and 1,000 assists
5× WNBA All-Star (1999–2003)
2x WNBA Defensive Player of the Year (1997, 1998)
4× All-WNBA Second Team (1997–2000)
WNBA's Top 15 Players of All Time (2011)
WNBA Top 20@20 (2016)
6x Italian League All-Star (1989–1994)
Wade Trophy (1988)
Honda Sports Award (1988)
2x Kodak All-American (1987, 1988)
America South Player of the Year (1988)
Broderick Cup (1988)
Summer Olympics  Gold: 1988  Bronze: 1992
World Cup  Gold: 1986

Jack Sikma is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Every Player In The Basketball Hall Of Fame

Inducted in: 2019

Achievements:
NBA champion (1979)
7× NBA All-Star (1979–1985)
NBA All-Defensive Second Team (1982)
NBA All-Rookie First Team (1978)
No. 43 retired by the Seattle SuperSonics
2x First-Team NAIA All-American (1976, 1977)
Third-Team NAIA All-American (1975)
3x CCIW Player of the Year (1975–1977)

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Sidney Moncrief is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Every Player In The Basketball Hall Of Fame

Inducted in: 2019

Achievements
5x NBA All-Star (1982–1986)
All-NBA First Team (1983)
4x All-NBA Second Team (1982, 1984–1986)
2x NBA Defensive Player of the Year (1983, 1984)
4x NBA All-Defensive First Team (1983–1986)
NBA All-Defensive Second Team (1982)
No. 4 retired by the Milwaukee Bucks
Consensus first-team All-American (1979)
SWC Player of the Year (1979)
College Basketball Hall of Fame (2018)

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Bobby Jones is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Every Player In The Basketball Hall Of Fame

Inducted in: 2019

Achievements
NBA champion (1983)
4× NBA All-Star (1977, 1978, 1981, 1982)
8× NBA All-Defensive First Team (1977–1984)
NBA All-Defensive Second Team (1985)
NBA Sixth Man of the Year (1983)
ABA All-Star (1976)
All-ABA Second Team (1976)
2× ABA All-Defensive First Team (1975, 1976)
ABA All-Rookie First Team (1975)
No. 24 retired by Philadelphia 76ers
Consensus second-team All-American (1974)

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Vlade Divac is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Every Player In The Basketball Hall Of Fame

Inducted in: 2019

Achievements
NBA All-Star (2001)
NBA All-Rookie First Team (1990)
J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award (2000)
No. 21 retired by the Sacramento Kings
Mister Europa Player of the Year (1989)
FIBA's 50 Greatest Players (1991)
50 Greatest EuroLeague Contributors (2008)
2× Summer Olympics  Silver: 1988, 1996
FIBA World Cup  Bronze 1986
2x FIBA World Cup  Gold: 1990, 2002
3x EuroBasket  Gold: 1989, 1991, 1995
2x EuroBasket  Bronze: 1987, 1999
FIBA Hall of Fame (2010)
 

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Chuck Cooper is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Every Player In The Basketball Hall Of Fame

Inducted in: 2019

Achievements
First African-American drafted into the NBA
No. 15 retired by Duquesne
Consensus second-team All-American (1950)
 

Carl Braun is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Every Player In The Basketball Hall Of Fame

Inducted in: 2019

Achievements
NBA champion (1962)
5× NBA All-Star (1953–1957)
All-BAA Second Team (1948)
All-NBA Second Team (1954)
 

Charlie Scott is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Every Player In The Basketball Hall Of Fame

Inducted in: 2018

Achievements
NBA champion (1976)
3× NBA All-Star (1973–1975)
2× ABA All-Star (1971, 1972)
All-ABA First Team (1971)
All-ABA Second Team (1972)
ABA Rookie of the Year (1971)
ABA All-Rookie First Team (1971)
ABA All-Time Team
2× Consensus second-team All-American (1969, 1970)
ACC Athlete of the Year (1970)
College Basketball Hall of Fame (2015)
Summer Olympics  Gold: 1968

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Dino Rađa is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Every Player In The Basketball Hall Of Fame
Dino Rađa

Inducted in: 2018

Achievements
2× EuroLeague champion (1989, 1990)
FIBA European Selection (1991)
FIBA Korać Cup champion (1992)
3× Yugoslav League champion (1988–1990)
2× Greek League champion (1998, 1999)
Greek League Finals MVP (1998)
2× Croatian League champion (2002, 2003)
Yugoslav Cup winner (1990)
Croatian Cup winner (2000)
NBA All-Rookie Second Team (1994)
EuroLeague Final Four MVP (1989)
FIBA's 50 Greatest Players (1991)
50 Greatest EuroLeague Contributors (2008)
2× Summer Olympics  Silver: 1988, 1992
2× FIBA World Cup  Gold: 1990  Bronze: 1994
5x EuroBasket  Gold: 1989, 1991  Bronze: 1987, 1993, 1995

Ora Washington is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Every Player In The Basketball Hall Of Fame
Ora Washington

Inducted in: 2018

Achievements
Women's Basketball Hall of Fame (2009)

Tina Thompson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Every Player In The Basketball Hall Of Fame

Inducted in: 2018

Achievements
4× WNBA champion (1997, 1998, 1999, 2000)
9× WNBA All-Star (1999–2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2013)
WNBA All-Star Game MVP (2000)
3× All-WNBA First Team (1997–1998, 2004)
4× All-WNBA Second Team (1999–2002)
WNBA's Top 15 Players of All Time (2011)
WNBA Top 20@20 (2016)
Member of WNBA All-Decade Team
Russian National League champion (2007)
EuroLeague champion (2007)
Romanian National League champion (2010)
2× Summer Olympics  Gold: 2004, 2008
2× World Cup  Gold: 1998  Bronze: 2006

Katie Smith is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Every Player In The Basketball Hall Of Fame

Inducted in: 2018

Achievements
2× WNBA champion (2006, 2008)
WNBA Finals MVP (2008)
2× All-WNBA First Team (2001, 2003)
7× WNBA All-Star (2000–2003, 2005, 2006, 2009)
WNBA scoring champion (2001)
WNBA's All-Decade Team (2006)
WNBA's Top 15 Players of All Time (2011)
WNBA Top 20@20 (2016)
Big Ten Player of the Year (1996)
Chicago Tribune Silver Basketball (1996)
3× Summer Olympics  Gold: 2000, 2004, 2008
3× World Cup  Gold: 1998, 2002  Bronze: 2006

Steve Nash is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Every Player In The Basketball Hall Of Fame

Inducted in: 2018

Achievements
2× NBA Most Valuable Player (2005, 2006)
8× NBA All-Star (2002, 2003, 2005–2008, 2010, 2012)
3× All-NBA First Team (2005–2007)
2× All-NBA Second Team (2008, 2010)
2× All-NBA Third Team (2002, 2003)
5× NBA assists leader (2005–2007, 2010, 2011)
4× 50–40–90 club (2006, 2008–2010)
J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award (2007)
Phoenix Suns Ring of Honor
No. 13 retired by Phoenix Suns
2× FIBA AmeriCup MVP (1999, 2003)
Lou Marsh Trophy (2005)
3× Lionel Conacher Award (2002, 2005, 2006)
2× WCC Player of the Year (1995, 1996)
No. 11 retired by Santa Clara

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Jason Kidd is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Every Player In The Basketball Hall Of Fame

Inducted in: 2018

Achievements
NBA champion (2011)
10× NBA All-Star (1996, 1998, 2000–2004, 2007, 2008, 2010)
5× All-NBA First Team (1999–2002, 2004)
All-NBA Second Team (2003)
4× NBA All-Defensive First Team (1999, 2001, 2002, 2006)
5× NBA All-Defensive Second Team (2000, 2003–2005, 2007)
NBA Co-Rookie of the Year (1995)
5× NBA assists leader (1999–2001, 2003, 2004)
2× NBA Sportsmanship Award (2012, 2013)
USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year (2007)
No. 5 retired by the Brooklyn Nets
Consensus first-team All-American (1994)
USBWA National Freshman of the Year (1993)
Pac-10 Player of the Year (1994)
Pac-10 Freshman of the Year (1993)
No. 5 retired by University of California
Naismith Prep Player of the Year (1992)
2× California Mr. Basketball (1991, 1992)
2× Summer Olympics  Gold: 2000, 2008

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Grant Hill is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Every Player In The Basketball Hall Of Fame

Inducted in: 2018

Achievements
7× NBA All-Star (1995–1998, (2000–2001, 2005)
All-NBA First Team (1997)
4× All-NBA Second Team (1996, 1998–2000)
NBA Co-Rookie of the Year (1995)
NBA All-Rookie First Team (1995)
3× NBA Sportsmanship Award (2005, 2008, 2010)
2× NCAA champion (1991, 1992)
Consensus first-team All-American (1994)
Consensus second-team All-American (1993)
ACC Player of the Year (1994)
NABC Defensive Player of the Year (1993)
Summer Olympics  Gold: 1996
No. 33 retired by Duke

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Maurice Cheeks is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Every Player In The Basketball Hall Of Fame

Inducted in: 2018

Achievements
NBA champion (1983)
4× NBA All-Star (1983, 1986–1988)
4× NBA All-Defensive First Team (1983–1986)
NBA All-Defensive Second Team (1987)
No. 10 retired by the Philadelphia 76ers

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Ray Allen is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Every Player In The Basketball Hall Of Fame

Inducted in: 2018

Achievements
All-Time Leader three-point field goals (2,973)
2× NBA champion (2008, 2013)
10× NBA All-Star (2000–2002, 2004–2009, 2011)
All-NBA Second Team (2005)
All-NBA Third Team (2001)
NBA Sportsmanship Award (2003)
NBA Three-Point Shootout champion (2001)
NBA All-Rookie Second Team (1997)
Consensus first-team All-American (1996)
UPI Player of the Year (1996)
Big East Player of the Year (1996)
2× First-team All-Big East (1995, 1996)
USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year (1995)
Summer Olympics  Gold: 2000

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George McGinnis is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Every Player In The Basketball Hall Of Fame

Inducted in: 2017

Achievements
ABA Playoffs Most Valuable Player (1973)
ABA Most Valuable Player (1975)
3× NBA All-Star (1976, 1977, 1979)
All-NBA First Team (1976)
All-NBA Second Team (1977)
3× ABA All-Star (1973–1975)
2× All-ABA First Team (1974, 1975)
All-ABA Second Team (1973)
ABA All-Rookie First Team (1972)
ABA All-Time Team
No. 30 retired by Indiana Pacers
Third-team All-American – AP, NABC, UPI (1971)
Mr. Basketball USA 1969

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Nikos Galis is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Every Player In The Basketball Hall Of Fame

Inducted in: 2017

Achievements
2× EuroBasket medalist  Gold: 1987,  Silver: 1989
EuroBasket MVP (1987)
4× EuroBasket Top Scorer (1983, 1987, 1989, 1991)
FIBA World Cup Top Scorer (1986)
8× EuroLeague Top Scorer (1986–1992, 1994)
EuroLeague assists leader (1994)
5× Greek League MVP (1988–1992)
5× Greek League Finals MVP (1987–1991)
5× Greek Cup Finals Top Scorer (1987, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1993)
11× Greek League Top Scorer (1981–1991)
Euroscar (1987)
Mr. Europa (1987)
FIBA's 50 Greatest Players in 1991
FIBA Hall of Fame (2007)
50 Greatest EuroLeague Contributors (2008)

Tracy McGrady is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Every Player In The Basketball Hall Of Fame

Inducted in: 2017

Achievements
7× NBA All-Star (2001–2007)
2× NBA scoring champion (2003, 2004)
2× All-NBA First Team (2002, 2003)
3× All-NBA Second Team (2001, 2004, 2007)
NBA Most Improved Player (2001)
Mr. Basketball USA (1997)
FIBA Americas Championship  Gold (2003)

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Allen Iverson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Every Player In The Basketball Hall Of Fame

Inducted in: 2016

Achievements
NBA Most Valuable Player (2001)
11× NBA All-Star (2000–2010)
3× All-NBA First Team (1999, 2001, 2005)
NBA Rookie of the Year (1997)
4× NBA scoring champion (1999, 2001, 2002, 2005)
3× NBA Steals Leader (2001–2003)
Olympic medalist with Team USA  Bronze in 2004
FIBA Americas Championship  Gold (2003)

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Shaquille O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Every Player In The Basketball Hall Of Fame

Inducted in: 2016

Achievements
4× NBA champion (2000, 2001, 2002, 2006)
3× NBA Finals MVP (2000–2002)
NBA Most Valuable Player (2000)
FIBA Basketball World Cup MVP (1994)
15× NBA All-Star (1993–1998, 2000–2007, 2009)
3× NBA All-Star Game MVP (2000, 2004, 2009)
8× All-NBA First Team (1998, 2000–2006)
NBA Rookie of the Year (1993)
NBA 50th Anniversary Team
Summer Olympics  Gold: 1996
FIBA Basketball World Cup  Gold: 1994
FIBA Hall of Fame (2017)

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Zelmo Beaty is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Every Player In The Basketball Hall Of Fame
Zelmo Beaty

Inducted in: 2016

Achievements
2× NBA All-Star
NBA All-Rookie First Team (1963)
3× ABA All-Star
ABA All-Time Team

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Sheryl Swoopes is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Every Player In The Basketball Hall Of Fame
Sheryl Swoopes

Inducted in: 2016

Achievements
First player to be signed to the WNBA.
3× WNBA MVP
4× WNBA Champion
6× WNBA All-Star
5× First Team All-WNBA
2× Second Team All-WNBA
2× WNBA Scoring Leader
2× WNBA Steals Leader
2× WNBA Defensive Player of the Year
2× All-Defensive First Team
3× Olympic Gold Medalist

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