Dikembe Mutombo played with the Nuggets, Hawks, 76ers, Nets, Knicks, and Rockets.

The Basketball Hall of Fame has released the names of its new inductees, to be inducted into the Hall on Sept. 11 of this year . [DraftKings: FREE entry to huge cash Fantasy Basketball Contest with first deposit ] “We are honored to recognize the highly distinguished Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2015,” said John L. Doleva, President and CEO of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. “They have contributed a great deal to the game we all love, as players, coaches, teachers, mentors and more. They have dedicated themselves to their craft and serve as an inspiration to many. We look forward to honoring each of these inductees during the Enshrinement festivities in September.” To be elected, finalists must receive 18 of 24 votes from the Honors Committee for election into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.  The addition of the direct elect committees were incorporated into the election process to maintain a strong focus on keeping history on the forefront of the voting procedures and to preserve a balance between two eras of basketball. Here is a look at some of the more NBA-centric inductees. Spencer Haywood : The former SuperSonics center should have been in the Hall of Fame ages ago , but the stuffed shirts behind the voting tend to follow political lines and do as they see fit to protect The Sainted Game. Haywood attempted to enter the NBA after his sophomore year of college, but league rules at the time prevented him from joining despite several teams vying for his services. In what usually would have been his junior year of college, Haywood led the ABA in scoring and rebounding. Drug woes led

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