Chris Webber elected to Hall of Fame


Chris Webber, Paul Pierce and Ben Wallace will be announced on Sunday as members of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame’s Class of 2021, ESPN’s The Undefeated reported.

Webber, 48, was the No. 1 overall pick in the 1993 NBA Draft after his college career at Michigan, where he was a member of the “Fab Five.” The 6-foot-9 forward played 15 seasons in the NBA with five teams and was a five-time All-Star.

Eligible for induction since 2013, Webber averaged 20.7 points, 9.8 rebounds and 4.2 assists in 831 career games with the Golden State Warriors, Washington Bullets/Wizards, Sacramento Kings, Philadelphia 76ers and Detroit Pistons.

Pierce, a 10-time All-Star and the No. 2 scorer in Boston Celtics history, is in his first year of eligibility. The 6-foot-7 swingman was the MVP of Boston’s 2008 Finals victory against the Los Angeles Lakers in six games.

Pierce, 43, was drafted 10th overall by the Celtics in 1998 and played 19 seasons with Boston, the Brooklyn Nets, Wizards and Los Angeles Clippers. He averaged 19.7 points, 5.6 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.3 steals in 1,343 games and knocked down 2,143 3-pointers.

Wallace, a four-time All-Star and four-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year, has been eligible for induction since 2016. The 6-foot-9 center/forward led the league in rebounding twice and won a championship with the Pistons in 2003-04.

Wallace, 46, was undrafted out of Virginia Union in 1996 and went on to play 1,088 games with the Bullets/Wizards, Orlando Magic, Pistons, Chicago Bulls and Cleveland Cavaliers. He averaged 5.7 points, 9.6 rebounds, 1.3 steals and 2.0 blocks for his career.

–Field Level Media



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