Posted April 4, 2011 by DJ Enuff in Sports

Rodman & Mullin head 2011 NBA H.O.F. Class


Dennis Rodman, the prolific rebounder on the Pistons and Bulls, and Chris Mullin, ‘The Golden State Warrior’, head the class to be inducted into the NBA Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Rodman averaged 13.1 rebounds per game for his career, and had many accomplishments over his career; including five Championship rings. Mullin is still a brilliant sports commentator, who gives the real break down to basketball. Read the excerpt, courtesy espn:

“It’s just unreal,” Rodman said.

“I looked at the way I am, and I thought I wouldn’t get in,” Rodman said.

“They looked past all the negativity and thought ‘Wow, he actually did change the game a little bit,’ ” said Rodman, who averaged 13.1 rebounds a game while playing for five teams. “I wasn’t a good scorer. I wasn’t the best athlete. But I was part of the machine.”

Mullin, a five-time NBA All-Star and St. John’s all-time leading scorer, will be making his second trip to the induction ceremonies in as many years. He was enshrined last summer as part of the 1992 U.S. Olympic basketball team.

“That’s what this game is about, anyone can contribute,” Mullin said.


Also part of the class were: coaches Tex Winter, innovator of the triangle offense, and Philadelphia University’s Herb Magee; longtime NBA and ABA star Artis Gilmore; former Portland Trailblazers center Arvydas Sabonis; Olympic gold medalist Teresa Edwards; Harlem Globetrotter Reece “Goose” Tatum; and former Celtic Tom “Satch” Sanders.

(pic courtesy full article nytimes.com; excerpt, quotes from full article courtesy espn.com)