The NBA Panel covered the 2018 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Press Conference and a select Community event Enshrinement Weekend in Springfield Massachusetts. The 2018 class consisted of
Ray Allen (presented by Reggie Miller), Maurice “Mo” Cheeks (presented by Billy Cunningham/Julius Erving), Charles Driesell (presented by John Thompson/Mike Krzyzewski/George Raveling),
Grant Hill (presented by Isiah Thomas/Mike Krzyzewski/Patrick Ewing/Alonzo Mourning), Jason Kidd (presented by Gary Payton), Steve Nash (presented by Don Nelson), Dino Radja (presented by Larry Bird), Charlie Scott (presented by Dave Cowens/Julius Erving), Katie Smith (presented by Dawn Staley), Tina Thompson (presented by Cheryl Miller), Rod Thorn (presented by Jerry West), and Rick Welts (presented by Bill Russell).
This incoming class brought fans from all over the world to see their favorite basketball personalities, with some driving over 8 hours. All of the enshrines took in all the events, and some admitted the stage was even bigger than the one they were used to dominating on.
The Basketball Hall of Fame has done a phenomenal job with new renovations, and flawless coverage of the event on NBATV. The Panel also covered a community event at Springfield High School of Commerce Assembly which consisted of Ray Allen and Katie Smith. Both Allen and Katie took time to speak to students, and give insight to help them in the future.