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Blog Entry: The star-studded 10-member class of 2016 -- including?Shaquille ONeal, Yao Ming and Allen Iverson?--?was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on Sept. Erik Gudbranson Canucks Jersey Authentic . 9 in Springfield, Mass.HALL OF FAME WEEKENDThe Answer lies in our reflective starsShaq, Iverson and Yao: The trio that altered the NBA landscapeVintage Iverson candid, and tardy, at HOF eventKobe Bryant congratulates Shaquille ONeal on HOF inductionThat time the Magic almost failed to draft ShaqYao Ming talks hoops, life lessons and living in the U.SThe answer to The AnswerAllen Iversons long, hard road to immortalityCLASS OF 2016Shaquille ONealElected as playerFour-time NBA champion (2000, 2001, 2002, 2006)NBA MVP (2000), three-time Finals MVP15-time NBA All-StarAllen IversonElected as player11-time NBA All-Star; NBA MVP (2001)Four-time NBA scoring championYao MingElected as playerEight-time NBA All-Star; five-time All-NBA selectionThree-time FIBA Asian Championship MVPTom IzzoElected as coachNCAA national champion (2000)AP National Coach of the Year (1998)Has led Michigan State to seven Final FoursSheryl SwoopesElected as playerFour-time WNBA championThree-time WNBA MVP (2000, 2002, 2005)Six-time WNBA All-Star; five-time All-WNBA first-team selectionJerry ReinsdorfElected as contributorPurchased Chicago Bulls in 1985Six-time NBA champion ownerDarell GarretsonElected as referee27-year career:?1,798 regular-season games, 269 playoff games, 41 Finals gamesServed as NBA chief of officiating staff and director of officials from 1981 to 98Zelmo BeatyElected as playerTwo-time NBA All-Star; three-time ABA All-Star1971 ABA champion with Utah StarsAveraged 25 points and 20 rebounds per game for Prairie View A&M (1958 to 62)Cumberland PoseyElected as playerLed the Loendi Big Five to?four straight Colored Basketball World Championships?from 1919 to 1922Multisport athlete; inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame in 2006John McLendonElected as coachGuided Tennessee State to three consecutive NAIA titles from 1957 to 1959First African-American coach to win a national championshipEnshrined in Basketball Hall of Fame as contributor in 1979HALL OF FAME CONTENTShaq, Iverson, Yao highlight 2016 Hall of Fame classPhotos: Shaq, Yao and the AnswerDrafting Shaq: How the Magic feared theyd lost himIversons authenticity paved the way for todays NBAMcGrady: I am proud to call Yao my friendTrueHoop Podcast: The Hall of Fame ShowAllen Iversons best moments?Splash and cash: The legend of old-school baller Cumberland PoseyYao Ming sprung a generation of Asian NBA fans around the worldYao Ming, the emperor of Houston and Chinese basketballEleven things to know about Hall of Famer Yao MingIversons authenticity paved the way for todays NBAShaq thinks his HOF class one of greatest ever? Sven Baertschi Canucks Jersey . -- Brandon Jennings made the most of his first game with the Detroit Pistons on Sunday night. Daniel Sedin Canucks Jersey . According to a report from the Vancouver Province, the Lions are expected to replace former DC Rich Stubler with defensive backs coach Mark Washington. . The 27-year-old Scrivens will be joining his third NHL club since signing with the Toronto Maple Leafs as a free agent in 2010. The move also reunites with him with head coach Dallas Eakins from their time together with the American Hockey Leagues Toronto Marlies. The Jordan brand unveiled the Air Jordan XXXI in Las Vegas on Wednesday night, with the lead colorway giving a nod to the buzz that initially kick-started the signature line.The red and black colorway of the shoe is a tribute to the Air Jordan I, which debuted in 1985. It features elements of that shoe, including a leather upper, and is the first time the shoe has an Air Jordan logo and a swoosh since the original.The Jordan XXXI will be available on Sept. 3 for $185.On the bottom of the shoe is the word BANNED, a reference to the legend that gave the brand a defiant beginning.On Feb. 25, 1985, then-NBA deputy commissioner Russ Granik sent a letter to Nikes marketing chief Rob Strasser stressing that the red and black shoes violated the leagues uniform code.In accordance with our conversations, this will confirm and verify that the National Basketball Associations rules and procedures prohibited the wearing of certain red and black NIKE basketball shoes by Chicago Bulls player Michael Jordan on or around October 18, 1984, the letter said.?Rumor had circulated that Jordan would be fined $5,000 per game for wearing the red and black shoes, but there was no evidence that Nike ever paid a fine. Ben Hutton Canucks Jersey. The shoes Jordan was wearing for that preseason game in 1984 were not even Air Jordans; they were a shoe called the Air Ship.But Nike famously told its consumers that the shoe was banned in a television commercial, which featured Jordan dressed in red and black.On Sept. 15, Nike created a revolutionary basketball shoe, the voiceover said. On Oct. 18, the NBA threw them out of the game. Fortunately, the NBA cant stop you from wearing them. Air Jordans by Nike.The Air Jordan I came out in March 1985, at the then-exorbitant price of $65. Over the next nine months, Nike sold $100 million worth.The 31st iteration of the shoe will be worn, as has been tradition, by Jordan brand spokesman Russell Westbrook. Only the initial colorway will have the words BANNED on the bottom.In June, Nike said the sale of Jordan brand products equaled $2.7 billion, up 16 percent from the previous year. Jordan himself gets an undisclosed royalty from sales of the signature line. 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