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 Red Sox OF Jonny Gomes discusses the atmosphere in Boston, the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings, his team's slow start and more.
Play Podcast Red Sox president and CEO Larry Lucchino discusses his team's response to the Boston Marathon bombings, how the city bounced back from the tragedy and more.
Play Podcast Actor Donnie Wahlberg talks about this year's Patriots' Day, his experience involving last year's Boston Marathon, security presence in the city and more.
Play Podcast Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh comments on how this Patriots' Day differs from those in the past, securing the marathon, the role sports plays in the city and more.
Play Podcast MLB Network's Kevin Millar weighs in on the uniqueness of Patriots' Day 2014, the Nationals' benching of Bryce Harper, the brawl during Brewers-Pirates and more.