The 2018 inductees into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame had a connection to the Philadelphia Sixers with the induction of point guard Mo Cheeks.

Paired with Julius Erving, Cheeks was the league’s best passers during his era, and took his place in Springfield this weekend.

He was a four-time NBA All-Star (1983, 1986-1988), a four-time NBA All-Defensive team selection (1983-86), and a member of the 1983 NBA Champion Philadelphia 76ers. After a 15-year professional playing career, Cheeks retired fifth on the NBA career list for both assists (7,392) and ranks fifth in NBA history with 2,310 career steals, behind only John Stockton, Jason Kidd, Michael Jordan and Gary Payton.

In 853 games (610 starts) with the 76ers, he averaged 12.2 points, 3.0 rebounds, 7.3 assists and 2.3 steals in 33.5 minutes per game.