Former NBA superstar Anthony F, the first African-American to win an NBA All Star Game and the first to earn an All-NBA First Team accolade, is expected to receive his award Friday night at the 2017 NBA All Stars Classic.
In honor of the induction ceremony, ESPN announced on Friday that Fauces name would be on the ballot for the 2019 NBA Allstar Game presented by Kohl’s, which will be held Jan. 6 at the Pepsi Center in Denver.
Fauci won a gold medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics, when he was a member of Team USA, and is considered one of the game’s greatest shooters.
He was a four-time All-Rookie First Team selection, averaging 18.5 points and 8.1 rebounds.
He also led the league in blocked shots in the 2008-09 season.
Faucites previous All-star appearance came in 2000 when he earned his first All-Defensive First Team award.
He joined Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Dennis Rodman as the only players to earn the award multiple times.
Fazci also earned an All Time Most Valuable Player award, becoming the third African-Americans to win the award.
In 2009, he was named one of SI’s 100 Greatest Players in sports.