NBA Hall of Fame 2021 Date: When and where is the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Induction and how do I watch it?

Samir Mehdi
|Published 16/04/2021

When and where is the 2021 NBA Hall of Fame Induction ceremony taking place? How can we watch it live on TV or Internet?

The long-awaited NBA Hall of Fame Class of 2020 is finally being honored, a year past the original time it was supposed to take place. This is of course due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic that has ravaged the United States.

However, with millions of citizens being vaccinated weekly in US, holding events like the Hall of Fame ceremony are now possible. This 2021 Hall of Fame will induct NBA legends such as Kobe Bryant, Kevin Garnett, and Tim Duncan, all of whom will be presented by past league legends and HoF inductees.

For example, the late Kobe Bryant will be presented by Michael Jordan and Tim Duncan will be presented by former teammate David Robinson. 

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For an event as momentous as this, it’s important to know where the venue is and when it will take place. 

When and where is the 2021 NBA Hall of Fame ceremony taking place? 

The 2021 NBA Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place at the Mohegan Sun Resort and Casino in Uncasville, Connecticut. It is a 2-day-long event, starting on May 14th and ending on May 15th, and is taking place just a couple of days before the commencement of the play-in tournament. 

May 14th is merely a media availability day with only credentialed members and VIP package holders in attendance for this event. This is followed up by the enshrinement tip-off celebration and awards gala. 

May 15th is perhaps the more enticing day of the two as it is here where the Hall of Fame inductees are enshrined into the Hall of Fame. The enshrinement ceremony will take place from 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM ET (2AM-5AM IST), which technically means it would be May 16th for viewers in India. 

Induction events for Friday, May 14th, can be viewed on NBA TV from 2 PM ET onwards. The events for Saturday and Sunday begin streaming on ESPN at 5:30 PM ET on both days.

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Samir Mehdi

Samir Mehdi

Samir Mehdi is an NBA Editor at The Sportsrush. Ever since he was 13 years old, he’s been obsessed with the game of basketball. From watching Kobe Bryant’s highlights on YouTube to now, analyzing and breaking down every single game on League Pass, Samir’s passion for the game is unwavering. He's a complete basketball junkie who not only breaks down current games but also keenly watches ones from the 60s’ and 70s’ while also reading comprehensive books on the history of the league. Samir’s life revolves around basketball and he hopes that shows in his work. Aside from work, he loves to spend time in the gym and with his friends at social gatherings.

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