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NBA legends Vince Carter and Chauncey Billups will be inducted into the Hall of Fame, according to The Athletic.

Two new stars will join the temple of American basketball this year. Vince Carter and Chauncey Billups are the two lucky inductees. Following in the footsteps of Frenchman Tony Parker last year, Carter, the former Toronto Raptors star, will be honored for his career alongside former Detroit Pistons point guard Billups. NBA insider Shams Charania broke the news for The Athletic on Wednesday after learning both retirees will have their place in the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts. This honor is designed to highlight players who have marked the history of the NBA since its inception in 1946.

Rookie of the Year in 1999, Vince Carter forged his legend thanks to athletic qualities that enabled him to string together spectacular dunks, such as his poster over Frenchman Frédéric Weis at the Athens Olympics in 2004. A specialist in the field, he won the Dunk Contest in 2000 before earning eight All-Star Game selections until 2007. The guard ended his career prematurely due to the COVID-19 pandemic that brought the regular season to a halt in 2020.

Chauncey Billups, on the other hand, didn’t have the same career, because unlike “Vinsanity”, he won an NBA title in 2004 with Detroit. Decisive against Kobe Bryant’s Los Angeles Lakers, he was named MVP of the Finals that year. In the space of 17 seasons in the league, “Mr Big Shot” made five All-Star Game selections. Since 2021, he has been coach of the Portland Trail Blazers. The official announcement of their induction into the Hall of Fame will take place on Saturday April 6 during the NCAA Final Four.

The article was originally written for L’Équipe by Orlando Vinson