While other players who’ve played for the Sacramento Kings franchise have been elected to The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Mitch Richmond is the first Sacramento era King to do so after he announced his acceptance on Twitter on Monday afternoon.
ITS OFFICIAL!! I AM A HALL OF FAMER THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR KIND WORDS. TO READ MORE GO TO MY BLOG http://t.co/dlvg0sUlaQ
— Mitch Richmond (@mitchrichmond23) April 7, 2014
Richmond explained in greater detail on his blog:
This honor represents everyone who has touched my life so far. The coaches from high school, the guys I played with, everyone who was a part of my growth to this point…that’s who I’m thinking about right now. I’m getting calls from high school teammates, coaches, friends I played with in the NBA. It’s an amazing feeling and it shows how many people have touched my life throughout my career.
This is truly the ultimate basketball accomplishment, and I will represent the Hall of Fame, and continue to respect the game, as best as I can. I am honored and so happy to be a part of this wonderful organization.
A true honor, indeed.
Congrats to ‘The Rock’ – way to make Sacramento proud!