After announcing five of the direct elects to the NBA Hall of Fame a few months back, the last four elected Hall of Famers have now been announced.
Hall of Fame makes it official: Alonzo Mourning, Mitch Richmond, Nolan Richardson, Gary Williams elected. All had been previously disclosed.
— Scott Howard-Cooper (@SHowardCooper) April 7, 2014
The class will be headlined by big man Alonzo Mourning. Zo was a 7-time All-Star who averaged 17 points, 8.5 rebounds and nearly 3 blocks per game over a 15 year career. Mourning was drafted second overall by the Charlotte Hornets, and his career really took off once he was acquired by the Miami Heat.
Mourning also overcame a battle with kidney disease, receiving a kidney transplant and incredibly returning to the NBA.
Mitch Richmond was a 6-time NBA All-Star who made five all-NBA teams. Most people remember Richmond as one of the first players to really use the three-point shot regularly as a weapon. Despite being known as a good player stuck on terrible teams his whole career, Richmond was still a great scorer who had a great career.
Congrats to Mourning, Mitch Richmond and the rest of the 2014 Hall of Fame class.