Toni Kukoc | Hall of Fame Enshrinement Speech


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    Check out Toni Kukoc's full speech following his induction into the Basketball Hall of Fame!

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    Datum objavljivanja: Prije 11 dana


    1. Enrique Mata

      Class act ! The waiter

    2. DjokerNole

      Jordan is proud father

    3. Mateusz Liese

      At least he didnt lick jordan*s ballz.

    4. Марат Зиннатуллин

      Jordan is happier than Kukoc here. That's all you can know about Michael selfishness....He is so real and true...

    5. frenkac

      What a MAN! 👍🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

    6. iLL-Nois22

      Glad to see another player from the 90’s Chicago Bulls make it into the HOF, respect to the legendary Toni Kukoč.

    7. Yhanie Catzhelian

      I really love mj during those days but i love kukoc more! Deadly lefty shooter!

    8. Roy Daniel

      Every kid in the world should be inspired. If you can be a mediocre player, average 11 points a game for your career, and consistently shoot worse in the playoffs (aka choking), but make ONE game winner that doesn’t even result in a title, you can be in the Hall of Fame…

      1. xxxxxJAYMILLZxxxxxxx

        Lmao kid you embarrassed yourself there.. first of all no 3 peat without Kukoc. Second Kukoc broke the rookie record for game winning shots all in his rookie year.. he’s had multiple game winners and clutch performances. He averaged 13 PPG but averaged close to 16 during the bulls .. the bulls I said the greatest team ever assembled and he threw up 16.. that’s how I know you have no idea what your talking about lol

    9. A 7

      Europe legend stretch 4 Toni king

    10. daddybars

      NBA will let anybody in the hall of fame lol

      1. daddybars


      2. xxxxxJAYMILLZxxxxxxx

        Anybody as in one of the greatest careers in basketball not just including the nba?! Ya take the L

    11. Nikola Dlaka

      What’s really admirable about Kukoc is that he seems like an even better guy and person, than he was a bb player. And he was a truly exceptional player. Well deserved, and a great move by Michael being there. That second 3peat Bulls are still the best team ever assembled in my view.

    12. Dyrl Douglas


    13. Dyrl Douglas

      How did Toni Kukoc make the Hall? He was so OVERATED!!!!

    14. Rodney Wesley

      Glad he lived to see this took to long

      1. xxxxxJAYMILLZxxxxxxx

        We’ll overdue only the real ones know

    15. Gavin Perry

      Kukoc is so badass he thanked krause in front of MJ

    16. UserInterface00

      He looks so unrecognizable from the Chicago Bulls days. If you asked me who the person on the thumbnail to this video was, I wouldn’t have guessed it was him. Underrated player and he has an awards list to fill up an entire room.

    17. Fure ZF

      When i see Kukoc entering HoF, makes me wonder what Drazen Petrovic culd have become, Petro was on Jordan lvl....

    18. Michael Cowie

      I loved watching this man play while I was growing up a basketball fan! He deserves to be in the hall of fame 100%-a solid all-around player! Congratulations Toni Kukoc!!

    19. tonsterdang

      Well deserved

    20. Mario B

      Bravo Toni bilo je i vrijeme.. Najbolji šesti igrač,vrhunski tricaš...

    21. Frljic Marko


    22. T'lan Imass

      Thank you Cameraman! Have had a crush on Stela since she was in high school! ❤️

    23. Vinz.A

      surprised this took so long... the guy was an absolute legend in europe that he likely would have been a hall of famer even if he never went to the nba

      1. xxxxxJAYMILLZxxxxxxx

        Literally.. what 99% of people don’t realize just his career before the NBA is one of the most impressive ever accomplished

    24. angrywhiteboy

      if MJ shows up to your speech you know you made it in life

    25. MetalManiac Korea

      He looks like Randy Quiad

    26. nas84payne

      So pleased for him and well deserved. Bulls legend. The things like the crazy passes he’d make, are the things we love with another fellow European in Luka. He was doing shit long before him and also before Dirk as well.

    27. D Wnright

      what a fine gentleman. and of course a great player.

    28. mbradley c

      Good for him! He came into my store once about ten years ago during the off-season. He might have already been retired, I forget. But he was lit AF and had the munchies. He lived a few blocks away at the time, you see. Anyway, he was jonesing for some Nutella. I helped him try to find it, but it turned out we didn't carry it because of hydrogenated oil. He was so bummed! Totally good guy. Thanks for the good times, bud and congratulations!

    29. Lighting Bolt81

      Imagine how good he would be in today’s NBA, he’d be Averaging 20 plus easy and a all star year in and year out.

    30. M1astrey

      The Last Dance: Toni special episode when?

    31. musicandmagic909

      This man broke the Euro barrier in the NBA.

    32. SHORTSIO

      Glad to see he's finally in the HOF

    33. george katsikeros

      I cannot understand why plyers like kukoc,gkalis and a lot more ,get/enter hall of fame at 50/60 etc,when players like bosh,take 5 years after they left nba ,cause they are americans....

    34. Aaron Studley


    35. Mak Corleone

      Salute to the Legend🙌🏿

    36. Ly The Dan

      This dude should have been in the HOF way before Chris Webber does.

    37. Terence Winters

      He couldve been a great 1,2,or 3 but they needed a 4 .

    38. John 316

      Omg. Time flies….

    39. Ben Antonio


    40. BLUM PKIN

      I knew Toni Kukoc will some day be in the Hall of Fame. Omg. Im so proud of him. For those who hasnt seen " The Pink Panther " play. Watch his highlights.

    41. Tunisia Tucker

      Toni Kukoc, finally a hall of famer Priceless

    42. BOQ - RC ANTENOR

      OG "Luka" 🔥🔥

    43. Michael Nguyen


    44. spiritual lover II

      For me Toni was better than Drazen , one of the greatest basketball players ever !

    45. Patrick Tan

      Well deserved award.

    46. TheRealest 811

      Was Scottie there?

    47. Cook Poo


    48. son of serbia

      Kukoc is a legend

    49. yoe91 Rugby

      6:30 Ahmad Rashad randomly wakes up and walks past thick blue curtains and finds himself at some Hall of Fame speech.

    50. edmasamo

      Very eloquent and classy speech, I used to love watching Toni play, his technic and fundamentals were of the highest caliber. I always wanted him to get more minutes on the court. Very happy for his accomplishments, well deserved!

    51. Cesar Canete

      Is Kukoc in the hall of fame because of his Euroleague & FIBA career? Don't get me wrong, he was a very underrated, great player in NBA, but it doesnt make sense if one of the main reasons he's in the hall of fame because of his NBA career. I cant really think of much that he accomplished in the NBA other than the sixth man of the year award. He was never an all star, all nba team or nothing. Now, if he's in because of his Euroleague & International career, then that makes much more sense because he was an 3x euroleague champion, euroleague MVP, FIBA champion, etc.

      1. Cesar Canete

        @xxxxxJAYMILLZxxxxxxx I'd figured. When I saw Kukoc being inducted into the hall of fame, I was surprised at first because he was a role player most of his NBA career, but remembered how much of an accomplished Euroleague/FIBA player he was back in the day. I think its great that the Basketball Hall of Fame are inducting non NBA greats/Euroleague legends like Kukoc on here. I wanna see Josh Childress inducted into the bball hall of fame one day. He had a great college career at Stanford & had a great euroleague career as well. I remember his jump from the NBA to the Euroleague was one of thee most viral things buzzin on ESPN & various sports new networks back then.

      2. xxxxxJAYMILLZxxxxxxx

        It’s the basketball hall of fame not nba dude and he could of made the HOF without his nba career

    52. hotknifer

      We need an NBA hall of fame.

    53. Benjamin Scott SNEAKER JAMZ

      Congratulations Toni Kukoc, I am so happy for you because you both earn it and deserve it!!!!!

    54. adhi suryo judhanto

      respect Toni 🙌🏻

    55. Gregory Emeagwara

      People can't bash LeBron for winning with multiple Hall of Famers. Jordan won with 3 other Hall of Famers too

    56. Mark Johnston Maneja

      But shan kemp was not member candidate for hall of famer player

    57. Tommy Novosel

      Hrvatska Legenda!

    58. TetsuyaIT

      So blessed I could see Tony in his prime, he was playing here in Italy with Benetton Treviso, against Milano. Never seen a guy so tall shooting threes during warmup, he was unbelieveable.

    59. Hector Lopez

      He was part of the second three-peat of the Bulls.

    60. Hector Lopez

      He was part of the ESPN 30 for 30 documentary of Once Brothers.

    61. Hector Lopez

      A good player from Croatia. He was a good shooter.

    62. ChickenAndDuckz

      One of the most underrated players of this game, if he was in the game today he'd be averaging 20+ ppg for sure

      1. Marcus James

        True on that, would have averaged it if they had the wide open offense of today's game back then.

    63. MrKapsou

      Back in the day in Europe, he was a deadly point forward

    64. Eric Watson

      The Waiter ✊🏾✊🏾✊🏾🏁🏁

    65. Meditation Music

      Great guy and great team CB those years with greatest MJ, Tony and Scottie, coach Jackson era 1989-1998

    66. paolobrossi78

      Bravo Tony kukoc bravo !!!

    67. Tobias Harris


    68. Dr Phot

      Kukoc was definitely a great continued international player and open the doors for many others!

    69. Hrvoje Čule

      Toni najveći si ikad ♥️

    70. Jet Garcia

      A very classy speech from Toni. 🍻

    71. lelo uch

      People do not realize that he was playing for best team in NBA history AND best in Europe for best team in European history!

      1. Nikola Pavlovic

        Those teams were great partly because of him. And in both teams he had an important role.

    72. A Bee

      What a fantastic player he was!

    73. Erlando Castillo

      Congratulations Bulls Nation Salute the Legends

    74. Michelle J. Bitunjac

      From football to basketball, many Croats put the team first which is why we have and remain invaluable to so many. Bless up to Toni and Renata for that long-haul, strong cRomance - beautiful to behold!

    75. Philip Farnan

      I'm glad he made it.

    76. Adam’s Time!

      He paved the way for players like Luis Scola.

    77. kev redwolf 77

      dam.. maybe its just me.. but scottie is the only one still look the same from the bulls

    78. Chris Robinson

      How did he make the hall?

      1. Richard_From_England

        The same way you didn't

    79. Vince Foo

      where's pippen?

    80. LAcijus

      Mike in his own "The last dance" documentary could mention more about Toni's impact to second 3peat, apart from only showing how they locked him up in 92 olympics. Toni has great games in his playoffs career where he saved #23, #33 asses. One of the finest players Europe has ever produced.

      1. LAcijus

        @EnzoTorino Bulls dont win a chip without Toni, lets put it simple as that.

      2. EnzoTorino

        See, e.g. game 7 of the ‘98 ECF. The Bulls don’t beat the Pacers that day without Toni.

    81. Thiago Moraes

      Why the hell so late hall of fame??? At least a decade or so late.. Toni is one of the best players of his generation, both here in Europe as well in the NBA.. He was tough, i mean after all he showed on his carrer, if he hasn't his T-shirt on the rafters of the United center yet, as Bulls fan to the heart I would say what are you waiting for??

    82. Aleksandar Gospić

      Toni's list of accomplishments is simply mind blowing, one of the best in basketball history! 🤯 Glad I was alive to witness his entire career, which was incredible! Some would dismiss his Yougoslav and European success but don't forget, all the best European players played in Europe then, Yugoslav and Euro leagues were incredible then, before everyone that is worth something went to the NBA. Congrats Toni! This should have happened long time ago. FIBA Under-18 EuroBasket MVP (1986) FIBA Under-19 World Cup MVP (1987) FIBA World Championship MVP (1990) FIBA EuroBasket MVP (1991) 3× EuroLeague Final Four MVP (1990, 1991, 1993) FIBA's 50 Greatest Players (1991) 3 x Croatia Sportsman of the Year (1989., 1990., 1991.) 5 x Euroscar Player of the Year (1990, 1991, 1994, 1996, 1998) 4 x Mister Europa Player of the Year (1990-1992, 1996) NBA All-Rookie Second Team (1994) NBA Sixth Man of the Year (1996) FIBA Hall of Fame (2017) Basketball Hall of Fame (2021) European u-16 Championship - Gold medal (1985.) European u-18 Championship - Gold medal (1986.) World cup u-19 - Gold medal (1987.) Eurobasket 1987. - Bronze medal Olympic Games 1988. - Silver medal Eurobasket 1989. - Gold medal World champion 1990. - Gold medal Eurobasket 1991. - Gold medal Olympic games 1992. - Silver medal World champion 1994. - Bronze medal Eurobasket 1995. - Bronze medal 4 x Yugoslav league Champion (1988., 1989., 1990., 1991.) 2 x Yugoslav Cup winner (1990. 1991.) Italian League Champion (1992.) Italian Cup Winner (1993.) 3 x Euroleague Champion (1989., 1990., 1991.) 3 x NBA Champion (1996., 1997., 1998.)

    83. MOADANLIVE show

      Kukoc will always be my favorite international player in the NBA

    84. Analie Bee

      Hello Toni. I coudn't get over of you when I was 9. Youre such a handsome guy back then. Congratulations for the hall of fame. Michael Jordan looks amazing tonight😍

    85. Phet Tumbling

      Reggie Miller can't take a bow no more

    86. Rag Hato

      Un très très grand joueur !!

    87. Welcome2Brela


    88. SoloPerICommenti

      Just don't forget the city of Treviso as you're there, Toni

    89. Norberto Aquino III

      Congratulations Toni Kukoc I like it when you said "Our practices at that time were harder than many games that we played"... That shows the the kind of work the bulls into practice...I do not wonder why they had two 3Peats...

    90. Mr. E

      Its about time he enters Basketball HoF. He was Luka before Luka. A 6'11 pg who was amazing. 3x Euroleague Champion, 3x Euroleague MVP, 1x FIBA champion and 2 Olympic medalist. That all before being drafted by Jerry Krause to play with Bulls. Congrats Toni!!!!

    91. christopher james Luna

      Long over due

    92. Ronaldo Farrales

      No disrespect to Luka... but if the bulls played the Mavs today... they would probably just be equal....... if Michael, Pippen and Rodman would be benched. Just sayin'. He could easily matched Luka.

    93. PCTR

      he aged so fast, while looking on danny ainge or even john stockton,, they look the same for like 20 years or after retirement

    94. AXZ1974

      Ahhhh....finally!! I am Greek and even I was waiting for this! :) Congratulations!

    95. Kristian A

      toni could easily score 30 right now

    96. Saya Lebrun

      Pire discours du hof

    97. zoran

      ...what a gentleman!

    98. James Perez

      but where's scottie?

    99. Rodney grant Roxas

      Finally after decades and decades.. Congrats to "the waiter"