Vince Carter and Chauncey Billups Elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame

Vince Carter at Yao Foundation Charity Golf Game in 2017
Vince Carter at Yao Foundation Charity Golf Game in 2017. Photo by Imagine China/REX/Shutterstock (8977132q)

Eight-time All-Star Vince Carter and 2004 NBA Finals MVP Chauncey Billups have been elected to Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame as part of the 2024 class. The news was reported by Shams Charania of The Athletic.

Official confirmation of Carter and Billups’ induction to the Hall of Fame will come on Saturday during the Final Four of Men’s NCAA tournament.

Vince Carter will enter the Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility. He started his career with the Toronto Raptors, who selected him as the fifth overall pick in 1998, before suiting up for seven more franchises including the New Jersey Nets, Dallas Mavericks, and the Atlanta Hawks. On top of his eight All-Star appearances, Carter also won the NBA Rookie of the Year award and was the NBA Slam Dunk Competition winner in 2000.

Chauncey Billups has been eligible for the Hall of Fame nod since 2018 but 2024 was the first time he was a finalist. Billups is best known for his stint with the Detroit Pistons, leading the franchise to an unexpected NBA Championship in 2004. He was a five-time All-Star and received two NBA All-Defensive Second Team during his career.

Since retiring after the 2019-20 NBA season, Carter ventured into broadcasting. He served as an NBA analyst for ESPN until 2023 and currently works in the same role with YES Network.

Billups, who retired in 2014, has been the head coach of the Portland Trail Blazers since 2021.