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Mychal Thompson Should Definitely be in the Hall of Fame | 10th Year Seniors
by TAIGE This past weekend, former NBA great Yao Ming was inducted in the hall of fame along with all-time greats Sheryl Swoopes, Shaquille O'Neal, Allen Iverson and Tom Izzo. Yao's election to the hall had less to do with his impact on the court, though he did average 19 points and 9 rebounds over the course of his career, which is really good by any metric, and more to do with his status as an ambassador on behalf of the game, especially in his home country of China, where it is the most popular sport. Yao's status as international ambassador for the game was all but cemented when he was taken number 1 overall in the 2001 draft, a landmark moment in the history of basketball affirming it as a truly global sport. But what about the moment that served as the catalyst towards basketball's ascent to global sport status? Is basketball going to recognize it? The moment in question happened almost two decades earlier when Bahamian Mychal Thompson was taken with the first pick of the 1978