Naismith Memorial Basketball Inductions: Tim Hardaway, Swin Cash, Manu Ginobili Named Hall of Fame Inductees

These inductees all have illustrious careers. On top of being a multi-time champion, Ginobili was a two-time All-Star and a former NBA Sixth Man of the Year.

On Saturday, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced 13 honorees that will be inducted into the Hall of Fame in this year’s ceremony. 

The 2022 class includes four-time NBA champion Manu Ginobili, NBA coaching legend George Karl, five-time NBA All-Star Tim Hardaway and WNBA legend Swin Cash and Lindsay Whalen

These inductees all have illustrious careers. On top of being a multi-time champion, Ginobili was a two-time All-Star and a former NBA Sixth Man of the Year. Karl is the sixth-winningest coach in NBA history with 1,175 wins (and a win percentage of .588) and was named Coach of the Year in 2013. Cash was a three-time WNBA champion, a four-time WNBA All-Star and a two-time Olympic gold medalist. Cash is currently an executive with the New Orleans Pelicans. 

Hardaway had his jersey retired by the Miami Heat, won a gold medal in 2000 and is the first player to introduce the crossover to the league. He was arguably a Hall-of-Famer years ago, but controversial statements after former NBA player John Amaechi came out in 2007 kept him out of the Hall-of-Fame (at least Hardaway believed). He later admitted that he hurt people’s feelings, and it came off the wrong way. 

The 2022 Hall-of-Fame class follows a class that featured greats like Bill Russell (as a coach), Paul Pierce, Ben Wallace, Chris Bosh, and more. This year’s class is special, and come September, they will receive the honors they deserve. 

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