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NY Liberty Great Teresa Weatherspoon Is Heading to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame


WNBA legend, Teresa Weatherspoon is about to become a two-time hall of famer. It was announced on Saturday, April 6 that the former WNBA basketball player will be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame at the organization’s enshrinement weekend, September 5-7 in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Weatherspoon became a four-time All-Star, helping lead the New York Liberty to four WNBA Finals appearances in 1997, 1999, 2000, and 2002. In 2010, she was also inducted into the WNBA Hall of Fame before being named among the Top 20 best and influential players in WNBA history in 2016.

Weatherspoon will be joining basketball greats Bill Fitch, Bobby Jones, Sidney Moncrief, Jack Sikma and Paul Westphal in the hall of fame. “It is a tremendous honor to soon be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Any time that I am recognized for my contributions to the game, it’s a humbling experience,” Weatherspoon said. “I continuously have opportunities to inspire young girls and boys to pursue their dreams in basketball and beyond. That is what’s all about.  I’m thankful to my family, supporters, and fans who will all share in this honor with me. I look forward to celebrating with the members of my class this September.”

Weatherspoon is also known having sunk the 50-foot game-winning shot in Game 2 of the 1999 WNBA Finals, known simply as “The Shot.”


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