SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Three former NBA basketball players and one NBA star join the Hoophall Hangouts summer program on Tuesday.
Hoophall Hangouts is an annual summer program that began June 27 and runs through August 31 at the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield with various appearances by basketball players, personalities, and Hall of Famers. .
Pau Gasol Sáez (Hall of Fame Class of 2023), Tim Hardaway (Hall of Fame Class of 2022), Chris Mullin (Hall of Fame Class of 2011) and Georges Niang, nicknamed “The Minivan”, a NBA player for Cleveland The Cavaliers are scheduled to make hybrid appearances on Center Court located at 1000 Hall of Fame Ave in Springfield.
Hardaway and Niang will be available at 1 p.m. for in-person interviews, while Gasol’s interview begins at 12 p.m. and Mullin at 1 p.m. virtually.
Hoophall Hangouts are free with museum admission. For more information on this and other events in the Basketball Hall of Fame website.
“The Hall could not be more excited to bring Hoophall Hangouts back to Springfield for another summer,” said John L. Doleva, President and CEO of the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. “We are confident that guests who attend Hoophall Hangouts will leave with memories of a lifetime as they interact with some of their favorite players, and we hope this elevated museum experience will excite them for their next visit to the Hall.”
Two Hall of Famers, David Hixon, legendary Amherst College coach and member of the Class of 2023, and Adrian Dantley, two-time NBA scoring leader and member of the Class of 2008 were inducted into the Hall of Fame. in June.
Enshrinement weekend will kick off on Friday, August 11 at the Mohegan Sun with an awards gala. The class of 2023 will be enshrined in the Hall of Fame the following day, Saturday, August 12, at Springfield Symphony Hall.