2023 Finalists for Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Revealed

A select few legends of basketball are one step closer to achieving the ultimate honor of the sport. The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame revealed its finalists for the class of 2023, and they include Dallas Mavericks all-time scorer Dirk Nowitzki, Miami Heat icon Dwyane Wade, and long-time San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich.

Other NBA figures eligible for enshrinement include Tony Parker, who won four NBA Championships with Popovich's Spurs, and Pau Gasol, who won two titles with the Lakers and made six All Star teams.

Of all the incredibly distinguished nominees, Popovich is the most certain to hear his name called. A five-time NBA Champion and three-time Coach of the Year, Popovich is considered by many to be one of the very greatest coaches of the modern era. Wade and Nowitzki are slam dunks in their own right, but Popovich will be remembered on a level all on his own. He may eventually have awards and trophies named after him. 

The entire class of 2023 will be announced on April 1st at the NCAA Men's Final Four.

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