Three NBA legends set to headline 2018 Hall of Fame class

Here's a look at the careers of each of the newest members of the Hall of Fame.

Hill finished his career in 2012-13 with the Los Angeles Clippers.

Former NBA players Grant Hill, Steve Nash, Jason Kidd and Maurice Cheeks have been elected to the Hall of Fame, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

The Class of 2018 will officially be announced Saturday night at the Final Four in San Antonio.

Kidd, a 10-time All-Star who won a title with the Mavericks in 2011, also ranks second behind Stocking with 2,684 career steals and third with 107 triple-doubles, behind Oscar Robertson and Magic Johnson. Not only that, but he would finish on the NCAA All-Tournament team twice. He was named Co-Rookie of the Year in 1995, alongside fellow Hall of Famer, Kidd. Just imagine if he didn't have the injuries...

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According to ESPN, other Hall of Fame finalists include Ray Allen, Chris Webber, Charles Driesell, Rudy Tomjanovich, Kim Mulkey, Katie Smith, Tina Thompson, longtime National Basketball Association official Hugh Evans and the 1953-58 Wayland Baptist University teams.

But he's not the only one.

Nash played for the Mavs from 1998-2004, winning one of his two MVP awards during his Dallas stint. Making the All-Star team four times, along with being selected four times as a first-team All-NBA defensive player cemented Cheeks' reputation on the defensive side of the ball. Kidd, Meanwhile, would win his lone title at 37 years old with the Dallas Mavericks during the 2010-11 season. And on induction day, these three will not be alone.

We now know who's headlining the 2018 class for the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. He will join Nash, Hill and Kidd as part of starry group.

  • Lawrence Cooper