Thank you to these three!

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Growing up, watching the NBA was a pivotal part of my childhood. We’ve had playersΒ  that came in and dominated the 2000’s era with their hard work and outstanding talent. This is a very special day for the NBA players, past and present, and the fan base. Three of my childhood favorites has been announced to the basketball hall of fame! Shaquille O’Neal, Allen Iverson, and Yao Ming all had outstanding careers and it was a pleasure watching their career with my own eyes.

Shaquille O’Neal Accolades:

  • 4Γ— NBA champion (2000, 2001, 2002, 2006)
  • 3Γ— NBA Finals MVP (2000–2002)
  • NBA Most Valuable Player (2000)
  • 15Γ— NBA All-Star (1993–1998, 2000–2007, 2009)
  • 3Γ— NBA All-Star Game MVP (2000, 2004, 2009)
  • 8Γ— All-NBA First Team (1998, 2000–2006)
  • 2Γ— All-NBA Second Team (1995, 1999)
  • 4Γ— All-NBA Third Team (1994, 1996, 1997, 2009)
  • 3Γ— All-Defensive Second Team (2000, 2001, 2003)
  • NBA Rookie of the Year (1993)
  • 2Γ— NBA scoring champion (1995, 2000)
  • #34 Retired by the Lakers, #32 Retired by the Heat

Allen Iverson Accolades:

  • NBA Most Valuable Player (2001)
  • 11Γ— NBA All-Star (2000–2010)
  • 2Γ— NBA All-Star Game MVP (2001, 2005)
  • 3Γ— All-NBA First Team (1999, 2001, 2005)
  • 3Γ— All-NBA Second Team (2000, 2002–2003)
  • All-NBA Third Team (2006)
  • NBA Rookie of the Year (1997)
  • NBA Rookie Challenge MVP (1997)
  • 4Γ— NBA scoring champion (1999, 2001–2002, 2005)
  • 3Γ— NBA steals leader (2001–2003)
  • No. 3 retired by Philadelphia 76ers

Yao Ming Accolades:

  • 8Γ— NBA All-Star (2003–2009, 2011)
  • 2Γ— All-NBA Second Team (2007, 2009)
  • 3Γ— All-NBA Third Team (2004, 2006, 2008)
  • NBA All-Rookie First Team (2003)
  • CBA champion (2002)
  • CBA Finals MVP (2002)
  • 3Γ— CBA rebounding leader (2000, 2001, 2002)
  • 3Γ— CBA blocks leader (2000, 2001, 2002)
  • 2Γ— CBA Slam Dunk leader (2000, 2001)
  • 3Γ— FIBA Asian Championship MVP (2001, 2003, 2005)

 

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