April 08, 2013

Spencer Haywood finds out he was elected to Hall of Fame ... then not: On Friday, Fox Sports Florida reported Spencer Haywood had been elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame.

One problem. Turns out it wasn't true

posted by BornIcon to basketball at 01:29 PM - 5 comments

BI, I have it on good authority that you've been inducted to the Spofi Hall of Fame! Congrats!

posted by tron7 at 01:49 PM on April 08

That's whats up! I just rented a tux and am about to book a plane ticket to... oh wait! You're good!

posted by BornIcon at 02:20 PM on April 08

If the call had been on Monday instead of Friday, would that have been over the line for an April Fool's joke?

posted by bender at 03:10 PM on April 08

Here's the major problem with this article, and one that's making me smell as rat (former agent). It's a one-source article (former agent); I don't see anything from the Hall of Fame concerning this. Did someone from there actually make a call or was this a sickening hoax?

I also found the former agent's reaction outrageous. Seems he wants to do a McCarthy-like outing of those who didn't vote for Haywood? Might he have had a future financial stake had Haywood, indeed, had been inducted?

posted by jjzucal at 10:30 PM on April 08

Weird, I just read tonight that he was married to Iman.

posted by PHINC at 11:22 PM on April 08

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