Four Thoughts on the Legend-laden Houston Sports Hall of Fame's Class of 2021
^ Keep Houston Press Free Support Us LocalCommunityJournalismI Support Support the independent voice of Houston and help keep the future of Houston Press free. He was inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 2005, won the Roberto Clemente Award in 2007 and his No. He was inducted in the College Football Hall of Fame in 2001 and the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 2003. Four of these five are actual Hall of Famers in their sport, and the other one (Johnson) has a decent chance with the Pro Football Hall of Fame. This is also a Hall of Fame group whose legacies, ironically, include heated Hall of Fame candidacy discussionsAs mentioned above, four of these five inductees are actual members of their one sport's Hall of Fame, but it wasn't easy.houstonpress.com
Lewis, Tomjanovich and Retton headed to Houston Sports Hall of Fame
The Harris County Houston Sports Authority announced the next class of inductees to the Houston Sports Hall of Fame and it's a trio of several of Houston's most famous gold medalists. Nine-time Olympic gold medalist Carl Lewis, 2-time NBA champion Rudy Tomjanovich and the first American woman to win the all-around gold medal, gymnast Mary Lou Retton are headed to the Houston Sports Hall of Fame. Retton won five medals at the 1984 Olympic games and is the first woman to be inducted in the Houston Sports Hall of Fame. Ill tell you, its really, really special, Lewis said. He finished his NBA coaching career with a 527-416 record and coached the U.S. to Olympic gold in 2000 in Sydney.