It is perhaps more of a surprise that Lauren Jackson had not already received such a fine honour.
We on the Border have, for many years now, been mindful of the simple fact that Jackson is a truly international sporting star.
She's not just a basketball icon but one of sport right across the board, on a par with household names from other international disciplines.
When one of your own has achieved success on such a grand scale it is easy to be more cognisant of such a thing.
But no, her latest honour - one that perhaps out does them all, though as a proud Australian she might say nothing could be better than pulling on the green and gold - is happening in the here and now.
Jackson latest recognition comes with the announcement that she will be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame, with the official ceremony to be held in the US in September.
As already said, when you look at someone with the pedigree and the incredible roll-call of achievements of Lauren Jackson, you might easily think she'd have already been inducted.
There's her multiple Olympics, the Olympic silvers, that gold medal at the 2006 World Championship in Brazil, the years starring in the WNBA and, back home, a 17-year stint with the Canberra Capitals.
What perhaps helps disguise some of her outstanding achievements is the simple fact that in Jackson you have someone imbued with great modesty.
She's all class - a fierce competitor in her years on the court, but humble and full of grace off the court.
But if something crops up that allows her to give back to the sport, or to her community of Albury-Wodonga, then she will happily stand front and centre in support..
That's what made the naming of Albury's basketball stadium in her honour a few years ago such a good move.
It is so fitting then that a multi-million dollar redevelopment of the facility will turn it into a sporting showcase for the Border region.
It's a project befitting the athlete whose name it bears.
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