DJ enters the Hall
Dennis Johnson was posthumously inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame as a member of the Boston Celtics on Friday night in Springfield. Johnson's wife, Donna Johnson, and brother, Gary Johnson, accepted the honor on his behalf, giving thanks to Charles Barkley for repeatedly saying on television over the past several years that it was "shameful" that Johnson was not yet in the Hall.
A video montage was shown at the start of Johnson's presentation, during which Hall of Famers and former Celtics Larry Bird, John Havlicek and Bill Walton spoke. Bird said Johnson was "the best player I've ever played with" during the montage.
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You can also check out the full speech on NBA.com, or hop HERE to read more about all of the Hall of Fame inductions.
The rest of Friday's links and info:
- Boston's entire eight-game preseason schedule has been finalized. Here's the full slate:
Oct. 6 vs. Philadelphia 76ers, 7:30 p.m. (Manchester, N.H.)
Oct. 7 at New Jersey Nets, 7 p.m.
Oct. 10 vs. Toronto Raptors, 6 p.m. (TD Garden)
Oct. 12 at Philadelphia 76ers, 7 p.m.
Oct. 13 at New York Knicks, 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 15 at Toronto Ratpors, 7 p.m.
Oct. 16 vs. New York Knicks, 7:30 p.m. (Hartford, Conn.)
Oct. 20 vs. New Jersey Nets, 7:30 p.m.
- ESPN.com's Summer Forecast series continued with a look at MVP candidates. Not surprisingly, no Celtics made the list.
- CelticsHub's Zach Lowe examines whether Jermaine O'Neal can play the power forward spot with the Celtics.
- Celtics guard Nate Robinson will hold a live chat for the Seattle Times Monday afternoon.
Play Podcast Patriots RB Shane Vereen shares his thoughts about his wrist injury, his role in the Patriots' attack, the jelling of New England's offense and more.
Play Podcast Two-time World Series champion Johnny Damon dishes on Jacoby Ellsbury's decision to sign with the Yankees, what moving from Boston to New York is like and more.
Play Podcast ESPN NFL analyst Herm Edwards weighs in on how to beat the Seahawks, Bill Belichick's comments about replay, the playoff picture, Mike Tomlin's apology and more.
Play Podcast Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski weighs in on the state of New England's offense, Antonio Smith's controversial comments, illegal hits, his health and more.
Play Podcast ESPN NFL analyst Trent Dilfer weighs in on Geno Smith's struggles, how much responsibility for the Jets' problems falls on Rex Ryan, the Patriots' defense, the Saints' challenges on the road and more.