Three legends -- two huge and one not so much -- were inducted into the Basketball Hall Of Fame last night.
That would be Shaquille O'Neal, Yao Ming and Allen Iverson.
Yao kicked things off in Springfield, and he did so by landing an Iverson "practice" joke.
.@YaoMing up here talking about practice! https://t.co/FJEvVaDge4— NBA TV (@NBATV) September 9, 2016
During Iverson's speech, he paid tribute to some of his favorite rappers and a mysterious gloved man.
“I want to thank Biggie Smalls, Redman, Jadakiss, Tupac and Michael Jackson for being my theme music throughout my career," Iverson said.
Allen Iverson thanks Biggie, Redman, Jadakiss, Tupac and Michael Jackson for being the theme music of his career !!! pic.twitter.com/kLicfc1mDZ — Alysha Tsuji (@AlyshaTsuji) September 10, 2016
During Shaq's speech, he had some fun with Kobe Byrant.
"Kobe Bryant: A guy that would push me and help me win three titles in a row," Shaq said. "He would also help me get pushed off the team and traded to Miami."
.@SHAQ's shoutout to Kobe #16HoopClass https://t.co/G7j2pzUk5q— NBA TV (@NBATV) September 10, 2016
Congrats to three greats on their induction.
Check out Iverson's entire emotional speech: