The announcement confirms Carmichael Dave's initial report last Wednesday that "The Rock" had made it in.
Here are some quick numbers that make the case for Richmond:
The guy was solid on both ends of the floor, hence the nickname, and he gave the franchise from Sacramento a player that demanded attention across the league in the 90s, including Michael Jordan who has referred to Richmond as one of the toughest players he ever went up against.
Here he is dropping 37 points in Game 2 of the 1996 playoffs series against the Seattle SuperSonics.
Richmond currently serves as the director of pro personnel for the Kings. He also was one of the investors in the local group who stepped up to pledge $1 million in Mayor Kevin Johnson's efforts last year to keep the Kings in Sacramento. Johnson also was a finalist for the Hall of Fame this year. (In my opinion, he should be in too.)
Richmond will be inducted during a ceremony on Aug. 8 in Springfield, Mass. Check out The Rock's post about the announcement here.