NBA Hall of Fame (Springfield, MA)
Starting my freshman year in college, I worked in Western Massachusetts at a summer sports camp as a counselor/instructor for many summers. The town I worked in, Becket, is about an hour from the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. Over the years, I have visited the Hall on different occasions: before Jordan was inducted, after Jordan was inducted, and most recently as the 2019 Class was inducted. It was by chance that my recent trip lined up with the same date as the Enshrinement but I am glad I got to experience it. The Hall is full of basketball history, facts, and memories. It takes about half of a day (maybe a full day) to fully take in all of the information and interact with the displays. Be sure to double check the venue’s website before going, they often have blacked out dates or events going on that may not be open to the public.
The pictures below are from my most recent trip as the others over the years have been lost between missing cell phones and crashed laptops.
Where To Eat
Student Prince – @student_prince
Authentic Germain cuisine and beer pub not too far from the Hall of Fame. I like the feel of the bar and the food is quite good. Pictured below is the “Rudi’s German Sampler” (Smoked chop, Goulash, Bratwurst). This dish is my go-to because it has a great variety.