The nominees for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2017 were announced today. On the list are five representatives from the Wizards/Bullets franchise.
Two of those are first-time nominees: Center Ben Wallace and point guard Muggsy Bogues.
They join three other former Wizards/Bullets: Power forward Chris Webber, point guard Mark Price and coach Dick Motta.
Wallace, who played for Washington from 1996-1999, has a strong Hall of Fame resume, including four Defensive Player of the Year Awards. He led the NBA in rebounding twice, led in blocks once and made four All-Star teams. He also won a title in 2004 with the Pistons.
Bogues, the shortest player in NBA history at 5-foot-3, played alongside 7-foot-7 Manute Bol in Washington during the 1987-1988 season. The teammates produced this iconic photo.
Bogues' Hall of Fame resume is less clear-cut, but he built a solid career for himself in his ten seasons in Charlotte.
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