The 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame class is set to feature an all-star cast of legends and greats from the collegiate and professional basketball realms.
The cast’s main attraction is the late Kobe Bryant who was killed on January 26, 2020, along with his daughter and six other people in a helicopter crash.
Bryant spent 20 seasons in the NBA and won 5 NBA titles, 18 All-Star game appearances, and one MVP season award.
Kevin Garnett and Tim Duncan round out the NBA legends who will be immortalized in the Basketball Hall of Fame.
Garnett finished his career as a one time NBA champion with the Boston Celtics, while also having 15 all-star game selections and 9 all-defensive selections.
Tim Duncan will be remembered as a San Antonio legend as he played all 19 seasons with the Spurs, while also bringing 5 championships to the organization.
WNBA star Tamika Catchings got her call to join the greats in her first year of eligibility. Her career was magical from winning the National Championship with Tennessee to grabbing a WNBA title with the Indiana Fever.
Four coaches made their way into this year’s class led by two-time NBA Championship winning coach Rudy Tomjanovich.
Also making the classes are Kim Mulkey of the Baylor Bears, Barbara Stevens of Bently, and Oklahoma State coach and alumni Eddie Sutton.
The amount of talent coming from this class of inductees ranks supreme as the names are full of generational icons.
The ceremony is scheduled to take place on Aug.29 in Springfield, Massachusetts, and we can expect a grand tribute to late great Kobe Bryant.
PEOPLE IN THEIR OWN WORDS
Our respondent stated, “Yes, Kobe Bryant deserves to be in the Hall of Fame.”
This respondent said,“ I think there should be better players on the list.”
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