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Yao Ming named to Hall of Fame


04-05-2016 10:52 BJT

Chinese star Yao Ming will enter basketball’s Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame in September, it was announced Monday.

Yao’s career was cut short because of foot injuries, but his impact on the game globally cannot be denied. Joining Yao are Allen Iverson and Shaquille O’Neal. Women’s great Sheryl Swoopes, college coach Tom Izzo and Jerry Reinsdorf, who oversaw the Bulls championship run in the 90’s, round out the class of 2016.

The announcement came hours before the title game in U.S. college basketball between North Carolina and Villanova. The enshrinement ceremony will be held September 10 in Springfield, Massachusetts.

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