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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Hoop Hall to induct greats of playing, coaching, officiating

After Dikembe Mutombo wagged that index finger a few more times and Dick Bavetta hugged nearly everyone in sight, Jo Jo White slowly made his way to the podium. The former Boston Celtics star, once so indefatigable that he played 60 minutes in an NBA Finals game, is no longer a speedster after surgery to remove a brain tumor. He received a few assists just to make the short walk to the microphone inside the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, where he made it clear just how much he loved the game. "I thank the Lord every day," White said, "and I'm still here." Inside the Hall, he will be forever. The 2015 class will be enshrined Friday, highlighted by...