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Rebecca Lobo enters Hall of Fame 15 minutes from where she grew up

Rebecca Lobo was back home preparing to be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. It was a surreal experience for the former UConn and WNBA star who grew up 13 miles away in Southwick, Massachusetts. Lobo will be officially inducted into the Hall on Friday as part of an 11-member class that also includes NBA stars Tracy McGrady and George McGinnis, Kansas coach Bill Self and Notre Dame women’s coach Muffet McGraw.

Sheryl Swoopes headlines Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame class

Sheryl Swoopes will be missing her biggest supporter as she gets inducted into one more hall of fame. The former Texas Tech and Houston Comets star will be inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame three months after her mother died of cancer. The induction class also includes Sally Bell, Christine Grant, Rick Insell, Louise O’Neal and Kara Wolters.

Leslie: Respect game

Lisa Leslie has advice for today’s generation of players: Respect the game and its history. As the four-time Olympic gold medalist entered the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame on Saturday in Knoxville, Tennessee, Leslie thanked the women who preceded her and reminded current players that “we’re all woven together as one. We’re a basketball family and we all represent each other.” Leslie, a former Southern California and Los Angeles Sparks star, headlined an induction class that also included former Houston Comets player Janeth Arcain, former Louisiana Tech and Oklahoma State coach Kurt Budke, former Duke and Texas coach Gail Goestenkors, former Georgia star Janet Harris and former Oregon high school coach Brad Smith. – AP

Mourning enters hall

Alonzo Mourning went to Georgetown to play basketball, not discover the world. The 6-foot-10 center who won an NBA title with the Miami Heat was voted to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on Monday, adding that honor to becoming a board member at his alma mater. “I didn’t understand the prestige of this university; the global prestige of this university,” Mourning (pictured) said. “Never in my wildest dreams would I ever thought as a freshman that I would be sitting on the board of that university. Now I’m rubbing elbows with CEOs and billionaires and individuals that helped change this world.” Mourning was elected along with former NBA star Mitch Richmond and NCAA championship-winning coaches Nolan Richardson and Gary Williams. They’ll be inducted Aug. 8 in Springfield, Mass. – AP

Ex-NBA commissioner Stern voted into Hall of Fame

NEW ORLEANS – David Stern is going from the NBA commissioner’s office to the Hall of Fame. The recently retired Stern was elected Friday to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and will be enshrined with the class of 2014 on Aug. 8 in Springfield, Mass.

12 basketball greats inducted into Hall

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Rick Pitino remembers the training meals at the pizza place where his Boston University teams ate more than 30 years ago. Even Hall of Famers have to start somewhere.

Gus Johnson finally enters Hall of Fame

YouTube came along 40 years too late for Gus Johnson. So instead of highlight videos there are merely highlight orals – stories of his improbable basketball feats passed down by word of mouth, shaded by fading memory, possibly embellished, impossibly baroque even if 100 percent true.

Stockton joins hardwood greats

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – All John Stockton ever asked was a chance to prove himself against the best – whether that was his older brother Steve in the family driveway on North Superior or Michael Jordan in the NBA Finals. Now the proof is in: his induction Friday into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

Stockton, Sloan formed lasting relationship

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – For 18 years, John Stockton was Johnny Unitas to Karl Malone’s Raymond Berry – that is, when they weren’t Martin and Lewis, Ben and Jerry or Yin and Yang. The NBA’s other superstars of the 1980s and 1990s – Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, Magic Johnson – were stand-alones, figures unto themselves. Stockton and Malone weren’t just Utah Jazz teammates but co-dependent identities, passer and shooter with a shared thirst for work and play.

Stockton remembers his roots in Hall speech

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – All John Stockton ever asked was a chance to prove himself against the best – whether that was his older brother Steve in the family driveway on North Superior or Michael Jordan in the NBA Finals.

Bio: C. Vivian Stringer

Has won more than 800 games in her career and currently ranks third on the women’s all-time career wins list.