Headlined by Chris Webber and Paul Pierce, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame welcomed its newest inductees by way of the Class of 2021 on Saturday evening.
To celebrate such a momentous night, Basketball News has compiled the full speeches for each addition to the prestigious Hall-of-Fame club.
Howard Garfinkel is now officially an enshrined member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. #21HoopClass— Basketball HOF (@Hoophall) September 12, 2021
Pearl Moore is the greatest scorer in the HISTORY of women’s college basketball— The Undefeated (@TheUndefeated) September 12, 2021
- Averaged 30 PTS per game in an era that didn’t have a 3-point shot.
- Scored in double figures in every college game she played in.
- Scored 4,061 points in her collegiate career.
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Clarence "Fats" Jenkins
Recognized posthumously is Clarence “Fats” Jenkins, captain of the legendary New York Rens, 8-time Colored Basketball World Champion in the 1920’s and 30’s, and #21HoopClass honoree. pic.twitter.com/yBsm8xASUn— Basketball HOF (@Hoophall) May 16, 2021