The 2018 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame class includes 13 inductees. Highlighting the class is Steve Nash, who helped expand the NBA game to Canada.
The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame recognizes players and people who have left a lasting impact on the game. Last year's class was highlighted by NBA legend Tracy McGrady, Kansas head coach Bill Self and former Chicago Bulls executive Jerry Krause.
Here is everything you need to know about this year's ceremony...
When and where is the ceremony?
The 2018 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony will take place on Friday, Sept. 7.
It will be held at the Springfield Symphony Hall in Springfield, Massachusetts at 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
Who is being inducted?
The NBA players being inducted are:
- Ray Allen
- Maurice Cheeks
- Grant Hill
- Jason Kidd
- Steve Nash
- Charlie Scott
All six inductees are all multi-time All-Stars who are considered to be some of the greatest players at their respective positions. Additionally, Ray Allen, Maurice Cheeks, Jason Kidd and Charlie Scott are all NBA champions. Grant Hill was a Rookie of the Year and Steve Nash won back-to-back MVPs.
Also being recognized are:
- Ora Mae Washington (Won 11 consecutive Women's Colored Basketball Championships)
- Tina Thompson (First draft choice in WNBA History)
- Katie Smith (Top scorer in women's professional basketball history)
- Rick Welts (Helped launch the WNBA)
- Rod Thorne (Long career as an executive, coach and player)
- Charles Driesell (Only coach to win 100 games at four different schools)
- Dino Radja (One of the greatest European players of his generation)
How to watch?
The ceremony will be televised on NBA TV Canada.