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The Journal Gazette

Friday, September 06, 2019 1:00 am

In the news

Divac, Sikma to go into Hall of Fame

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Vlade Divac and Jack Sikma were big men who could pass and shoot, helping redefine the post position in the NBA.

The pair received their orange jackets and are awaiting induction at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

Divac was among the early wave of Europeans to join the NBA.

The 7-foot-1 Serbian came to the Los Angeles Lakers in 1989 and played in the NBA until 2004. He finished with more than 13,000 points, 9,000 rebounds, 3,000 assists, and 1,500 blocks.

Sikma averaged 15.6 points, 9.8 rebounds and 3.2 assists in 14 seasons.

They will be inducted Friday along with the WNBA's Teresa Weatherspoon, NBA players Sidney Moncrief, Al Attles, Carl Braun, Chuck Cooper, Bobby Jones and Paul Westphal and coach Bill Fitch.

– Associated Press