The NBA has had some legendary players, but the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame class of 2023 is most definitely one for the ages.
Perhaps, the most remarkable part of this class is the fact that it features three international players, which speaks volumes about how global the league has become.
That became evident when San Antonio Spurs legend Tony Parker shared a picture of himself posing next to Dirk Nowitzki, Pau Gasol, and Dwyane Wade, bringing back countless memories from epic battles and achievements throughout the course of their careers (via NBA on ESPN).
Ready to enter the HOF 🤩 pic.twitter.com/zfln0u2xM3
— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) August 11, 2023
Nowitzki earned his spot in the Hall of Fame after spending his entire career with the Dallas Mavericks, a team he single-handedly put on the map and led to his only championship, all while becoming one of the greatest shooting big men of all time.
Pau Gasol was a force to be reckoned with during his days with the Memphis Grizzlies, but it wasn’t until he teamed up with Kobe Bryant on the Los Angeles Lakers that he was able to win championships, serving as the ultimate Robin to Kobe’s Batman.
Tony Parker was one of the most influential point guards of his generation, a master of the clutch that didn’t need to wow you with speed, athleticism, or shifty moves to make a fool out of you, and a four-time NBA champion.
Last but not least, Dwyane Wade will go down as the greatest player in Miami Heat history by a very big margin, playing a pivotal role in each of their three rings, and being one of the best two-way shooting guards to ever live.NEXT: James Worthy Makes Strong Anthony Davis Prediction For Lakers