It appears that the change is official and the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame has reduced the time required to enter the institution after retirement from five years to four.
As such, we here at Notinhalloffame.com looked at those who were eligible in 2017, and found that there were five former players who are worthy of our top 100 and changes were made right from the top.
Allen Iverson was at number one, but the former Point Guard lost that spot to the multi time NBA Champion, and one of the most dominating big men of all-time, Shaquille O’Neal. It is expected, that O’Neal will get in immediately.
Yao Ming will debut at number three, just edging out a former number one, Chris Webber who has now dropped to the fourth spot. Ming had a relatively speaking short NBA career, but he was a five time post season All-NBA selection and almost single handedly raised the game in China to huge proportions.
The three other players who have advanced from the futures to the main Notinhalloffame Basketball list are Peja Stojakovic (#39), Zydrunas Ilgauskas (#57) and Antonio McDyess (#68).
All other Future eligible players have had their sections moved up one year in accordance with the new rules.
If you have not cast a vote for the players on the basketball list, we certainly encourage you to do so and we thank you for all of your support!