Springfield Republican/MassLive says Globie's Ride from Space: "Nothing but net."
"The hall isn't all about artifacts," said Scott F. Zuffelato, vice president of advancement. "It's about entertainment. Here, we have fun."
The ball will become part of the Harlem Globetrotters' exhibit at the museum. The entire team was inducted into the hall in 2002.
Paul E. Lambert, vice president of guest experience and programming, said the Globetrotters have carried basketball all over the planet. "It makes sense they would be the first to bring basketball to space, too," Lambert said.
The hall of fame is gearing up to enshrine NBA legends Michael Jordan, David Robinson and John Stockton, and coaches Jerry Sloan and C. Vivian Stringer in ceremonies on Sept. 11.
More information on the Hall of Fame is available online at www.hoophall.com