Manu Ginobili, Chauncey Billups nominated for title for Basketball Hall of Fame 2022 category

Basketball: Hall of Fame
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In recent years, the Hall of Fame auctions have been among the most star-studded in recent basketball history. In the last two years alone, Kobe Bryant, Kevin Garnett, Tim Duncan, Paul Pierce, Chris Bosh and Chris Webber are both housed in Springfield, Massachusetts. The class of 2022 won’t be too flashy, but as Tuesday’s nominations list demonstrated, there are still plenty of worthy contenders.

Manu Ginobili who is four times NBA champion with San Antonio Spurs and 2004 Olympic gold medalist from Argentina, leading the pool of candidates arriving for the first time, and given his background both domestically and internally, seemed like a safe bet to recommend. . Phoenix Suns Striker Tom Chambers and five-time WNBA All-Star champion Lindsay Whalen were also nominated for the first time.

In addition to the firsts, there are a number of candidates from previous years who will get another chance this time. Chauncey Billups, Tim Hardaway Sr. and Shawn Marion stand out as candidates who have had significant support in the past, and George Karl and Bob Huggins could offer compelling cases from the coaching ranks. WNBA legends Swin Cash and Becky Hammon should also give serious consideration. The committee often tries to reward some of the lesser known contributors in the history of the game.

The full list of Hall of Fame nominees can be found here, and the class of 2022 will be announced at the Final Four in New Orleans in April. The introduction ceremony itself was also held on 9-10 September 2022 in Springfield. Manu Ginobili, Chauncey Billups nominated for title for Basketball Hall of Fame 2022 category

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