Over six years after announcing his retirement, former Sacramento Kings center Vlade Divac is among the nominees for induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. He could potentially become a member of the 2012 class. Divac, who had his number retired by the Kings in 2009, is one of Sacramento's most beloved basketball stars.
Divac is one of the most well-known NBA centers of his generation and has a longstanding reputation as a goodwill ambassador and fan favorite. He is arguably the best-known international basketball player in history besides Yao Ming. He made the NBA All-Rookie First Team in 1990, and was an All-Star as a member of the Kings in 2001. He played with Sacramento from 1999-2004 and was a part of the 2001-2002 team that made it to the Conference Finals and fell to Divac's former team, the Los Angeles Lakers, in a legendary seven-game series.
Divac is already a member of the International Basketball Hall of Fame, inducted by FIBA in 2010.
You can discuss Vlade's chances for induction with your fellow Kings fans at Sactown Royalty.