Former Warriors star Chris Webber voted into Basketball Hall of Fame

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Former Golden State Warriors forward Chris Webber, the No. 1 overall selection in the 1993 NBA draft, has been voted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

The announcement was revealed in a televised special on ESPN. Joining Webber in the Class of 2021 are longtime Boston Celtics star Paul Pierce, former Detroit Pistons defensive great Ben Wallace and former Chicago Bulls sharpshooter Toni Kukoc.

Webber originally was drafted by the Orlando Magic but acquired by the Warriors in a trade involving Anfernee Hardaway, the No. 3 pick in the 1993 draft, on draft day. Webber spent the first year of his career with the Warriors, averaging 17.5 points and 9.1 rebounds to win NBA Rookie of the Year honors. However, he was traded before the start of the next season to the Washington Bullets amid friction with Warriors coach Don Nelson.

Webber returned to the Warriors to conclude his playing career, appearing in nine games in the 2007-08 season. In addition to the Warriors and Bullets, he also played for the Sacramento Kings, Philadelphia 76ers and Detroit Pistons over the course of his 15-year NBA career. He averaged 20.7 points, 9.8 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game for his career and earned five All-Star selections.