David Thompson will present Michael Jordan into hall of fame

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Michael Jordan has chosen former NBA star David Thompson to present him into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on Friday.

“I got a call from the Hall of Fame and they asked me if I was willing to be a presenter for someone,” Thompson told Yahoo! Sports. “I said, ‘Yeah.’ I didn’t know who it was. … They said Michael Jordan. I was like, ‘Wow.’ He told them that he was a big fan of mine and I was the one that really inspired him. Being that there was so many North Carolina people he could’ve chose, I was honored.”

His Airness” mentioned in his autobiography that there would be no Michael Jordan without players such as Thompson, saying, “I believe greatness is an evolutionary process that changes and evolves era to era. Without Julius Erving, David Thompson, Walter Davis, and Elgin Baylor, there would never have been a Michael Jordan. I evolved from them.”