Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame

Where the game never ends!

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame is a fantastic destination for everyone from lifelong basketball fans to families with children who are just beginning to explore the world's most popular sport. The Hall of Fame is located in "The Birthplace of Basketball", beautiful Springfield, Massachusetts, the USA.
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Hall of Famers

James Naismith (1861-1939) was a Canadian-American physical educator, sports coach and innovator. He invented the sport of basketball in 1891.
Michael Jordan (1963) is an American former professional basketball player. He played 15 seasons in National Basketball Association for the Chicago Bulls and Washington Wizards.
Michael Jordan's Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement Speech

Lidia Alexeeva (1924-2014) was the coach of the Soviet national team for twenty years, ushered in the first dynasty in women’s basketball at the international level. Her teams won twenty gold medals in international competition including four first place finishes in the FIBA World Championships for Women. Alexeeva and her teams were light years ahead of the rest of the world in women’s basketball.

Lydia Alexeeva's Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement Speech

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