A five-time All-Star as well as a four-time All-NBA selection, the former college standout from St. John's gets a well-deserved nod.
He was told by phone early this morning of his inclusion to the ring of basketball's finest.
"I actually went back to sleep, but I slept with a big smile on my face," Mullen said this afternoon.
Mullin spent 13 of his 16 years in the association as a member of the Golden State Warriors, where he quickly established himself as a solid scorer and a guy who could light the shooting torch from anywhere on the court.
For five consecutive seasons, spanning from 1988 to '93, Mullin became just the second Warrior (the great Wilt Chamberlain was the first) to average 25 points and five rebounds per game.
Additionally, he was a member of 1992's famed "Dream Team," a collection of the best superstars in the entire league that featured Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen.
All in all, Mullin averaged 18 points, five rebounds and 1.5 steals in just 1,000 career games.
The 6'7", 215-pound lanky body that was Chris Mullin is now heading to Springfield to join the NBA's all-time greatest, and there is no doubt in my mind that he belongs there as he is one of the best players to ever throw on the Warrior uniform.
Congratulations to Chris Mullin, and I wish him nothing but the best.
Joseph Fafinski is currently a freshman at the University of Missouri. Originally from Chaska, Minnesota, Joseph is the Minnesota Timberwolves Featured Columnist and a frequent writer of the NBA, NFL, and MLB. You can e-mail Joseph at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter at @JosephFafinski.