You’ve probably heard that the greatest baller of all time is being inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame Friday night, along with other former greats David Robison, John Stockton and Jerry Sloan. Oh yeah, there’s also a women’s college basketball coach being inducted too, but really, who cares? Sorry Vivian!
This may be the most decorated class to enter the Hall in decades. But what I find interesting is the list of presenters.
Jordan has David Thompson?
Stockton has Isiah Thomas?
Jerry Sloan has Sir Charles?
And Robinson has George Gervin?
Okay, that last one actually makes sense. But the others seem kind of odd to me. I realize new inductees are obliged to ask current members of the Hall to present them, but really, John Stockton couldn’t think of anyone better then Isiah Thomas? And Michael goes with his childhood idol instead of Dean Smith or Phil Jackson? And what does Charles Barkley have to do with Jerry Sloan?
I don’t know, the whole thing seems kind of odd. Then again, combining men and women, both pro and amateur, into one Hall of Fame is kind of odd too, right?