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Introducing the 2021 Basketball Hall of Fame Class

The Basketball Hall of Fame's 2020 class will be tough to top. Kobe Bryant was enshrined posthumously with a powerful speech by Vanessa Bryant, his wife. He was joined by a pair of other legends in Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett. The trio combined for 11 world championships, four NBA MVP awards, and 48 All-Star appearances. On May 16, the 2021 class was announced, headlined by Chris Webber, Paul Pierce, Chris Bosh, and Ben Wallace. Scroll on to learn everyone who will be inducted on Sept. 11.

Introducing the 2021 Basketball Hall of Fame Class

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    Chris Webber

    Chris Webber

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    The power forward played for five franchises during his NBA career, but was best known as a force for the Sacramento Kings and the legendary Fab Five team at Michigan.

    Paul Pierce

    Paul Pierce

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    Paul Pierce helped the Boston Celtics capture their first championship in 22 years back in 2008. He was named the NBA Finals MVP that year.

    Chris Bosh

    Chris Bosh

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    Chris Bosh won a pair of titles alongside LeBron James and Dwyane Wade with the Miami Heat. He was also named to the All-Star team 11 times.

    Ben Wallace

    Ben Wallace

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    Ben Wallace led the Detroit Pistons to the 2004 NBA championship and was a four-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year.

    Bill Russell

    Bill Russell

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    Russell was the first Black NBA head coach. He was inducted into the Hall as a player in 1975. He won 11 career titles, including two as a coach.

    Rick Adelman

    Rick Adelman

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    He is the ninth-winningest coach in NBA history with 1,042 wins for the Trail Blazers, Warriors, Kings, Rockets, and Wolves during a 23-season career.

    Jay Wright

    Jay Wright

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    Wright has guided Villanova to two NCAA championships and is the first coach in NCAA history to lead a team to four consecutive 30-win seasons.

    Yolanda Griffith

    Yolanda Griffith

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    Yolanda Griffith, No. #13, is a two-time Olympic gold medalist (2000, 2004) and she led the Sacramento Monarchs to a WNBA Championship in 2005.

    Toni Kukoc

    Toni Kukoc

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    Kukoc won three NBA championships and an NBA Sixth Man of the Year award with the Chicago Bulls. He was also Euroscar European Player of the Year five times and the EuroLeague MVP three times.

    Cotton Fitzsimmons

    Cotton Fitzsimmons

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    Fitzsimmons won the NBA Coach of the Year twice and posted 832 wins for the Suns, Hawks, Braves (Buffalo), and Kings (Kansas City and Sacramento).

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