Litchfield Park,AZ- This past weekend Jerry Colangelo hosted his 5th Annual NBA Hall of Fame Event at the Wigwam Resort in Arizona. Hi-Intensity Sports’ own, JD Harris was in attendance for this event. The events M.C., was ESPN’s Sage Steel. The Hall of Famer in attendance where the following: Coach Kathy Rush, Jamaal Wilkes, Benard King, Wayne Embry, Elgin Baylor, and Gary Payton. This crowd even included Olympian Silver Medal winner Will Claye, MLB Great Randy Johnson, Craig Hodges, Dan Marjele, Theo Ratliff, Kenny Battle and many others.
It was awesome to hear the HOF panel different stories. Coach Rush spoke on how she was a single mom and raised her son, while coaching. Baylor mentioned while in HS he never thought he’d be in the NBA, until he actually played against some NBA players in a pick up, game and was like “I’m going to the NBA!” King mentioned that he has an Endowment at the University of Tennessee for the past 35 years. Wilkes was questioned by many whether he could actually handle Rick Barry. Embry, shared how he had been part of the NBA in almost every capacity for 58 years, and also was on the board of the Federal Reserve. Stories like this and many more where shared throughout the two day event.
This event featured: HOF panel discussion, Sip and Mingle/Auction, Dinner that had a Phoenix Sun’s panel, golfing event and a post golf luncheon. It concluded with nice gifts from Nike.