To be considered for induction by a screening committee, a player must be fully retired from play for at least four years (changed from five years in December 2015),  while a coach or referee must be fully retired for at least four years  or have been active full-time in his/her respective craft on the professional, collegiate or high school level for at least 25 years. No years of service criterion is applied to those who have made a "significant contribution to the game of basketball". Sportswriters and commentators are elected as full-fledged members (in contrast to the Baseball Hall of Fame that places them in separate wings that are not considered in the "real" Hall of Fame). 
In 2015, the exclusion of Marvin Harrison from the yearly induction caused some to question the effect politics [ clarification needed ] has on the induction process. Harrison ranks 3rd all-time in receptions, was selected to the Pro Bowl eight times among many other individual records. He was also named as the hardest receiver to cover by veteran corner backs Champ Bailey and Charles Tillman . The duo of Harrison and quarterback Peyton Manning also hold the record for most receptions, touchdowns, and yards between any quarterback and wide receiver combo. Critics argue the induction committee is allowing age and wait time to overshadow production.  [ better source needed ] Harrison was inducted into the Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2016.