Jordan among 16 Naismith Hall finalists

Updated: February 13, 2009, 7:25 PM ET
Associated Press

PHOENIX -- David Robinson has received a big endorsement for his enshrinement into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

"I told Dave something I never told anyone in my life before: I told him he deserved it," Shaquille O'Neal said on Friday, when Robinson, Michael Jordan and John Stockton were among the 16 Hall finalists announced during NBA All-Star Game festivities. "I told him that he was always my favorite player."

O'Neal, the Phoenix Suns center making his 15th All-Star ...

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