George McGinnis had a long wait, but was finally rewarded with a Hall of Fame jacket last night in Springfield.
The former Washington HS, Indiana, and Pacers great spoke of another Indy high school product during his speech last night:
“...Every boy in our neighborhood was out shooting buckets. We all wanted to be like the ‘Big O’” - George McGinnis on Oscar Robertson. pic.twitter.com/UnJyeeIo2r— NBA TV (@NBATV) September 9, 2017
The best thing about the long-awaited McGinnis induction? Now, all five of the Pacers' retired numbers banners will say HALL OF FAME on them in big red letters.
It's really cool to think that all five of these banners will have HALL OF FAME on them in big red letters. pic.twitter.com/Qhs2hXc9Eu— Derek Schultz (@Schultz975) September 9, 2017
Congrats, George! Here's his full speech: