Shaq, Iverson make Basketball Hall of Fame

Shaq, AI, others make the Hall.
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Shaquille O'Neal and Allen Iverson lead the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame's 2016 class, Sports Illustrated reports.

O'Neal, who most notably played center for the Los Angeles Lakers, Orlando Magic, and Miami Heat, was a shoe-in as a four-time NBA champion and 14-time All-Star pick. That Iverson, a longtime Philadelphia 76ers guard and 11-time All-Star, made the cut also comes as no surprise.

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Julie Kliegman

Julie Kliegman is a freelance writer based in New York. Her work has appeared in BuzzFeed, Vox, Mental Floss, Paste, the Tampa Bay Times and PolitiFact. Her cats can do somersaults.