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The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame is located in Springfield Massachusetts, and is comprised of 326 individuals.
Contrary to prevalent beliefs it is comprised of not only just players, but also, coaches like John Wooden, the former NCAA great who won 10 collegiate championships in a 12 year period, and Jim Calhoun the former University of Connecticut great. Teams such as the 1992 Olympic "Dream Team" are also featured in the Hall.
Referees and general contributors like legendary collegiate basketball commentator and announcer Dick Vitale are also included.
The Basketball Hall of Fame, or Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame is located in Springfield Massachusetts. It was named after James Naismith, who invented the sport at Springfield College. The first class of members were inducted in 1959. There are currently 326 members.
Springfield, Massachusetts is in the western part of the state. The city has 4 colleges in the surrounding areas, but has been a haven for crime and poverty in recent years. Springfield College, American International College, Springfield Technical Community College, and Western New England College. There is rumored to be a casino moving in the area which could boost business and see higher employment rates evolve. However, this has not been confirmed and the city has yet to make building plans as of yet. MassMutual, Marriott and the Basketball Hall of Fame itself are some of the most successful and thriving businesses still in the area.
Here is a list of the 10 highest paid NBA players for the 2013-2014 season. This is what each player will be making for the entire 82 game season of 2013-2014. (This is not the entire pay of their contract.)
Coming in at number 1 is Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers who will be getting paid $30,453,805 for the 2013 season, even though he has already missed a majority of games due to injury.
Next on the list is Dirk Nowitzki of the Dallas mavericks who will be paid $22,721,381.
Following the seven footer is the on and off Amare Stoudemire of the the New York Knicks. He will be paid $21,679,893 for the season.
The former Atlanta Hawk Joe Johnson is next with a paycheck of $21,466,718.
Another Knick star is next on the list, and it is the former Syracuse star Carmelo Anthony, with a salary of $21,388,953.
The new Houston rockets center, Dwight Howard follows Carmello with a check of $20,513,178 for 2013.
Another Laker on the list follows Howard, as Pau Gasol comes in at number 7, with a pay stub of $19,285,850.
The next two are both Heat players with Chris Bosh and Lebron James tied at number 8 and 9 on the list with a salary of $19,067,500 each.
Rounding off the list is Dwayne Wade at number 10, another Heat player with a salary of $18,673,000 for 2013.