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Shaquille O'Neal heads 2016 Basketball Hall of Fame class

7 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago April 05, 2016 Apr 5, 2016 Tuesday, April 05 2016 April 05, 2016 7:22 AM in Sports
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

HOUSTON- Former NBA stars Shaquille O'Neal and Allen Iverson head the 2016 class at the Basketball Hall of Fame.
    
They are joined by longtime Michigan State coach Tom Izzo, Chinese NBA star Yao Ming, Sheryl Swoopes and Jerry Reinsdorf.
    
O'Neal was the top overall pick in the 1992 draft and was a 15-time All-Star who was the NBA MVP in 2000 and a three-time NBA Finals MVP.
    
Iverson was an 11-time NBA All-Star who was named rookie of the year in 1996-97.
    
Izzo led the Spartans to the national championship in 2000 and has taken his team to the Final Four seven times.
    
Swoopes helped Texas Tech to a national title was a three-time WNBA MVP and won three Olympic gold medals.
    
Yao was the top overall pick in 2002 and was an eight-time NBA All-Star for the Houston Rockets.
    
Reinsdorf has been the owner of the Chicago Bulls for more than two decades.

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