Basketball Hall Of Fame Inductees

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For someone whose career seemed at times to be unreal, Dennis Rodman says his induction into basketball’s Hall of Fame is “just unreal.” Rodman is the headline player in this year’s field. And while his five NBA championship rings and two-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year honors would make him a no-brainer for the honor, it was his non-basketball antics that caused some to wonder if he should be voted in. Rodman once put on a wedding dress to marry himself and kicked a court-side photographer in the groin. Even “The Worm” had his doubts. “I looked at the way I am, and I thought I wouldn’t get in,” Rodman said. Others making it in include longtime NBA and ABA star Artis Gilmore, Olympic star Teresa Edwards and Harlem Globetrotter “Goose” Tatum. The induction is set for August in Springfield, Massachusetts, where basketball was invented.