Published: Tue, April 03, 2018
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Ray Allen, Steve Nash, Jason Kidd headline 2018 Hall of Fame class

Ray Allen, Steve Nash, Jason Kidd headline 2018 Hall of Fame class

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Saturday announced that former Suns players Steve Nash, Jason Kidd, Grant Hill and Charlie Scott are among the 13 members of the Class of 2018 to be honored September 6-8, 2018, during this year's Enshrinement festivities in Springfield, Massachusetts. The Vancouver, B.C., native is most fondly remembered for his time with the Phoenix Suns, where he thrived under Mike D'Antoni's "Seven Seconds or Less" system. There are not a lot of surprises here - if Jason Kidd isn't a first-ballot Hall of Famer you're doing it wrong - but it doesn't lessen the quality of the class. There was nearly nothing Kidd couldn't do on the basketball court and his tenure on the Suns proved just that. As complete a point guard as there has been, he ranks second in league history in assists (12,091), second in steals (2,684) and ninth in 3-point field goals (1,988).

GRANT HILL. Despite injuries that changed the trajectory of his career, Hill's greatness was never in question.

The journey of the ten-time NBA All-Star and six-time All-NBA point guard was a long one, but the ultimate reward came in 2011 when he finally was able to holster the Larry O'Brien Trophy after winning the NBA Championship with the Dallas Mavericks.

In his 19-year pro career, he led the league in assists five times. Cheeks is still involved in the game and is now an assistant coach for the Oklahoma City Thunder. He's a five-time All-Star who averaged 20.7 points per game for his career, and was a 1976 NBA Champion with the Celtics.

RICK WELTS. An executive formerly with the Suns and now with the Warriors, he helped transform franchises and make them profitable.

TINA THOMPSON. Thompson is a four-time WNBA Champion with the Houston Comets (1997- 2000) and a nine-time WNBA All-Star. Allen is the most prolific 3-point shooter in National Basketball Association history and a two-time league champion. He won the Most Valuable Player (MVP) award in 2005 and 2006 - one of only 12 players to win multiple MVP honors.

As for Thompson, she is one of the best female players to ever pick up a basketball.

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