The American Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2022 and 2023. The enshrinement ceremony took place on June 25, 2023 in the city of Detroit

(Detroit, MI)-The American Basketball Hall of Fame Foundation announced the list of 50 eligible candidates for the class of 2023 today. NBA legends and greats Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, and Pennsylvania former legendary basketball coach of Farrell High School Coach Ed McCluskey lead the way for nomination for enshrinement into the American Basketball Hall of Fame class of 2024.

The American Basketball Hall of Fame (ABHOF) has inducted 5 classes and over 75 players into the ABHOF since 2019, from the likes of former Boston Celtics Sam Jones, Harlem Globetrotter Legend Meadowlark Lemon, to the late great Los Angeles Lakers, Kobe Bryant, Playground legend Pee Wee Kirkland, to ESPN Basketball Sportscaster Dick Vitale, Michigan State University Basketball Coach Tom Izzo, and Detroit Pistons great Isiah Thomas.

The goal of the ABHOF is to honor the history of basketball and also give players another opportunity to be honored and a chance to be inducted into a national hall of fame from the levels of High School, College, Players/Coaches, Barnstorming Teams, Playground Legends, and the NBA, CBA, ABA, EBL, WNBA, and Contributors etc.. that have made an impact on the Game of Basketball. Founder and Hall of Famer LaMont “ShowBoat” Robinson said that he is in talks with several cities that have shown a major interest in landing the project, the goal is to build a world-class, state-of-the-art basketball complex.

From the 50 nominees, 15 will be chosen to be enshrined into the class of 2024. On November 15, 2023, at a press conference, the class of 2024 will be unveiled. The American Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement Weekend will be the Blue Jacket Luncheon & Media Day, on Friday, June 28, American Basketball Hall of Fame V.I.P. Enshrinement Pre-Party Gale, on Saturday, June 29, and the 6th Annual American Basketball Hall of Fame Red Carpet Enshrinement Ceremony on Sunday, June 29.

Tickets will go on sale on January 4, 2024 @ or

American Basketball Hall of Fame 50 Nominees 

  1. Earvin “Magic” Johnson-Player   
  2. Larry Bird-Player 
  3. Steve Smith-Player  
  4. Julius “Dr.J” Erving-Player  
  5. Mateen Cleaves-Player  
  6. Bill Laimbeer-Player  
  7. Bobby McQuaige-Player 
  8. Oscar Robertson-Player 
  9. Rudy Tomjanovich-Player 
  10. Campy Russell-Player  
  11. Brad Sellers-Player 
  12. Greg Bell-Player  
  13. Austin Carr-Player 
  14. Phil Chenier-Player  
  15. Dave Bing-Player  
  16. Ron Harper-Player  
  17. Charles Oakley-Player  
  18. Geoff Warren-Player  
  19. Vincent Johnson-Player  
  20. Paul “Showtime” Gaffney-Player  
  21. Semeka Randall-Lay-Player  
  22. Ray Scott-Player  
  23. Clark Kellogg-Player  
  24. Earl “The Pearl Monroe-Player
  25. Mark Aguirre -Player 
  26. Joe “The Destroyer” Hammond -Player  
  27. Brain Burdine-Player  
  28. George Gervin-Player  
  29. David Thompson-Player  
  30. Swin Cash-Player  
  31. Tamika Catchings-Player
  32. Yolanda Laney-Player 
  33. World B. Free-Player  
  34. Curly Neal-Player  
  35. Mack Calvin-Player 
  36. Dru Joyce III-Player 
  37. Romeo Travis-Player 
  38. Sonny Vaccaro-Contributor  
  39. Sonny Hill-Contributor 
  40. Stephen A. Smith-Contributor 
  41. Dan Gilbert-Contributor 
  42. Rucker Park-Contributor 
  43. Randallwood Playground-Contributor 
  44. Ed McCluskey-Coach 
  45. Kevin Mackey-Coach 
  46. Bob Huggins-Coach 
  47. Denny Lehnus-Coach 
  48. Chuck Daly-Coach 
  49. Dru Joyce II-Coach 
  50. Harlem Clowns-Team