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How to watch the Basketball Hall of Fame induction: start time, location, tv channel, streaming

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How to watch the Basketball Hall of Fame induction: start time, location, tv channel, streaming

The Basketball Hall of Fame will officially welcome 16 new members this weekend. The class of 2021 — spearheaded by Bill Russell (elected as a coach), Paul Pierce, Chris Bosh and Lauren Jackson, among others — will be inducted on Saturday as part of a weekend celebration at the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass.

This is the second Hall of Fame induction of the year. The class of 2020, which included Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett, was inducted back in May after COVID delayed their induction ceremony by a year.

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Here’s how to watch Saturday’s Basketball Hall of Fame induction ceremony, including the event’s TV channel, start time and more.

When is the Basketball Hall of Fame induction ceremony?

  • Date: Saturday, Sept. 11
  • Time: 7 p.m. ET

The Hall of Fame festivities actually begin on Friday with an autograph session, news conferences and awards gala. Saturday’s events tip off at 4 p.m. ET with a VIP reception followed by a red carpet event starting at 6 p.m. ET. The actual induction ceremony, which includes all speeches, begins at 7 p.m. ET.

What channel is the Basketball Hall of Fame induction on?

  • TV Channel: NBA TV
  • Live Stream: fuboTV

NBA TV will broadcast both the ceremony itself on Saturday along with the news conferences on Friday, which begin at 2 p.m. ET. You can also stream the event via fuboTV, which comes with a seven-day free trial.

Who will be inducted into the Hall of Fame for 2021?

There are 16 Hall of Fame inductees in the 2021 class. They are:

  • Paul Pierce
  • Chris Bosh
  • Ben Wallace
  • Chris Webber
  • Bill Russell (coach; inducted as a player in 1975)
  • Rick Adelman (coach)
  • Jay Wright (coach)
  • Lauren Jackson
  • Yolanda Griffith
  • Val Ackerman
  • Howard Garfinkel
  • Cotton Fitzsimmons
  • Bob Dandridge
  • Toni Kukoc
  • Pearl Moore
  • Clarence Fats Jenkins

Who will present each Hall of Fame candidate for enshrinement?

As is customary, a previous inductee to the Hall of Fame will present each new candidate for enshrinement. After presenting Kobe Bryant earlier this year during the ceremony for the Class of 2020, Michael Jordan will be presenting again, this time for former Bulls teammate Toni Kukoc. Charles Barkley is co-presenting for three different incoming members: Bill Russell, Jay Wright and Cotton Fitzsimmons.

  • Paul Pierce: Kevin Garnett (’20)
  • Chris Bosh: Ray Allen (’18), Pat Riley (’08)
  • Ben Wallace: Larry Brown (’02)
  • Chris Webber: Isiah Thomas (’00)
  • Bill Russell: Charles Barkley (’06), Julius Erving (’93), Spencer Haywood (’15), Alonzo Mourning (’14), Bill Walton (’93), Rick Welts (’18)
  • Rick Adelman (coach): Vlade Divac (’19), Jack Sikma (’19)
  • Jay Wright (coach): Charles Barkley (’06), Bill Cunningham (’86), Herb Magee (’11), George Raveling (’15)
  • Lauren Jackson: Sheryl Swoopes (’16)
  • Yolanda Griffith: Van Chancellor (’07)
  • Val Ackerman: Russ Granik (’13), Rick Welts (’18)
  • Howard Garfinkel: John Calipari (’15), Grant Hill (’18), Bobby Hurley (’10)
  • Cotton Fitzsimmons: Charles Barkley (’06), Jerry Colangelo (’04), Phil Knight (’12)
  • Bob Dandridge: Oscar Robertson (’80)
  • Toni Kukoc: Michael Jordan (’09), Jerry Reinsdorf (’16)
  • Pearl Moore: Sylvia Hatchell (’13)
  • Clarence Fats Jenkins: Wayne Embry (’99)

Each inductee will also give a speech upon their enshrinement. The presenters do not give speeches.

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