Internet Reacts: Sacramento Earns Hall of Fame Honors
It was a landmark weekend for Sacramento basketball at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
Kings legend Chris Webber, former head coach Rick Adelman, Sacramento Monarchs legend Yolanda Griffith and former head coach Bill Russell will all be inducted into the 2021 Basketball Hall of Fame.
Pundits, fans and the basketball world were ecstatic with the news, and shared praise on social media throughout the weekend:
— ESPN (@espn) May 16, 2021
CHRIS WEBBER is finally going into the Basketball Hall Of Fame! He was a Finalist for 5 STRAIGHT YEARS!!
High School legend
NBA 1st Pick
NBA Rookie Of The Year
5 x All-NBA
Avg 20 & 10 over 15 seasons
— Ballislife.com (@Ballislife) May 16, 2021
Big day for Sacramento. Chris Webber, Rick Adelman and Yolanda Griffith all make the Hall. Well deserved. https://t.co/cEmHd7fGbb
— James Ham (@James_HamNBCS) May 16, 2021
Chris Webber was a damn icon at 19 years old, a player from the future who fit into the present. He and KG were the prototype for the next wave of power forwards, guys who could handle, pass, defend and run the floor
— Vincent Goodwill (@VinceGoodwill) May 16, 2021
HALL OF FAME!!!! Chris Webber ushered in a new wave of specimen to the NBA. His rare mix of power, finesse, skill, and showmanship opened the doors to what we celebrate in today’s players. I grew up idolizing Chris and he’s my favorite HS player of all time. HOF!! pic.twitter.com/547ywWCGos
— Rashad Phillips (@RP3natural) May 16, 2021
Just super happy for the guy on the right!! C Web is a Hall of Famer. Ditto for Rick Adelman and Yolanda Griffith. Terrific day for Sacramento basketball. Outstanding!! pic.twitter.com/mJjVJ3mzyQ
— Gary Gerould (@ggerould) May 16, 2021
Congratulations to Rick Adelman on being named to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame's #21HoopClass!
Rick served as the Head Coach of the Warriors from 1995-1997. pic.twitter.com/0aXC1VpHiB
— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) May 16, 2021
— Portland Trail Blazers (@trailblazers) May 16, 2021
Congratulations to these #21HoopClass honorees
— WNBA (@WNBA) May 16, 2021
Thank you so much @mharrisonair aka Harris for showing love!! Shoutout to Sacramento. It will always be my home away from home for me. Without the loyal fans, we would not have accomplished what we did. From having sold out seats to bringing home a championship! Monarch4life!! https://t.co/jwDLxEuk8J
— Yolanda Griffith (@YGriffith3313) May 18, 2021