SPRINGFIELD, Massachusetts (AP) When Dirk Nowitzki entered Symphony Hall on the red carpet on Saturday night for the Basketball Hall of Fame induction ceremony, supporters waved a German flag and yelled his name. The former Dallas big man thanked his parents during his acceptance speech.

When Tony Parker entered the room to begin the event, the crowd cheered. There are several French residents in the area. The point guard for the San Antonio Spurs apologized.

Spain was well-represented as well, with Pau Gasol calling out “mi familia” before becoming a member of what may be the most diverse group of inductees in the history of the Springfield shrine.