Hall of Fame 2003 induction ceremony: Friday, Sept. 5
Several new inductees had NBA ties: Lakers forward James Worthy, who was introduced by former North Carolina coach Dean Smith; Celtics center Robert Parish, introduced by former teammate Bill Walton; Earl Lloyd, who broke the color barrier in 1950 and was introduced by Hall of Fame guard Dave Bing; and former Lakers broadcaster Chick Hearn, who was represented by his widow, Marge. Dino Meneghin was introduced by former NBA MVP Bob McAdoo.
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James Worthy
Q&A: A Worthy Hall entrant
Photos, bio: James Worthy
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Robert Parish
Vote: Being Robert Parish
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Bill Walton on Robert Parish:
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Chick Hearn
Lakers.com: Hearn tribute
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Earl Lloyd
Lloyd became the first African-American to play in a NBA game with the Washington Capitols in 1950.
Sixers.com: Spotlight on Earl Lloyd
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Leon Barmore
Native of Ruston, La. compiled a 576-87 record in 20 seasons as head coach at Louisiana Tech University, where he began his coaching career as an assistant in 1977. Upon his retirement following the 2001-2002 season, Barmore's .869 winning percentage was the best in women's basketball history. (Read more)
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Meadowlark Lemon
Native of Wilmington, N.C. is perhaps the most well-known and beloved member of the Harlem Globetrotters. Known as the "Clown Prince of Basketball," and for his near-perfect hook-shot from halfcourt, Lemon joined the Globetrotters in 1957 and played in over 16,000 games in a career that lasted until 1979. (Read more)
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Dino Meneghin
Native of Alano di Piave, Italy, is widely regarded as one of the greatest International players ever and the finest Italian basketball player in history. From the age of 16 to 44, Meneghin played in Italy's top division where he dominated play while participating in a record 834 games. (Read more)
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