NBA greats Karl Malone and Scottie Pippen were inducted into the NBA Hall of Fame. The 2010 class also includes the Dream Team that won the 1992 Olympics, and the 1960 U.S. gold medalists. Cynthia Cooper, the first Hall of Famer from the WNBA, coach Bob Hurley of St. Anthony’s High School in New Jersey, and Lakers owner Jerry Buss also are being inducted. Dennis Johnson, former Baltimore Bullets star Gus Johnson and Brazilian Maciel “Ubiratan” Pereira are being enshrined posthumously.
Malone was one of the leagues most prolific players and is the NBA’s No. 2 all-time scorer.
Pippen was famous for being part of the Michael Jordan lead Bulls teams, anchoring the team with great defense and clutch shooting. He would be part of 6 NBA Championship teams.