General Murray: "I can't make out whether you're a bloody madman or just half-witted."
TE Lawrence: "I have the same problem, sir."
- from Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Michael Jordan heads this year's class of inductees to the Basketball Hall of Fame. The class (the 50th anniversary team of the National Basketball Association) includes his teammates in the Dream Team: David Robinson and John Stockton (Yes!).
Jordan had the third-highest total points in NBA history behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Karl Malone. He also had the best career average of 30.12 points, topping Wilt Chamberlain's 30.07. He was league MVP five times and helped secure six championships for the Chicago Bulls.
Stockton the point guard stayed with Utah Jazz throughout his career and holds the league records for assists AND steals! -Among other records.
Robinson spent 14 years with the San Antonio Spurs, with two championships. He was a two-time Olympic gold medalist, a 10-time All-Star, and a season MVP (1995).
Utah Jazz coach Jerry Sloan is also an inductee. Among head coaches, he is the longest tenured in major league sports with a single franchise. He is the only NBA coach to win more than 1,000 games.
Jordan received two of their titles over Sloan and Stockton and the Jazz.
The ceremonies are to be held in September in Massachusetts.