Kobe Bryant will be inducted into the Pro Basketball Hall of Fame as part of the class of 2020 — alongside Kevin Garnett and Tim Duncan.
The trio combined to win 11 NBA championships and four MVP awards across their decorated careers. Garnett has spent his post-playing career working in media while Duncan is currently an assistant coach for the only team he ever played for, the San Antonio Spurs.
Kobe retiring in 2016 Made it a better time for him to get on the list because players only get eligible to be inducted into the Hall of Fame 4 seasons after their last game.
The ceremony (which will be formally announced on Saturday) will take place at The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, MA in August, according to Shams Charania.
Kobe passed away on Jan. 26 in a helicopter crash in Calabasas CA with his daughter Gianni and 9 Other people,He was only 41.
Many of Kobe’s friends and family members have talked about how important it was for Kobe to get in the HOF.Shaquille O’Neal even spoke about it on “Inside the NBA” in the days after Kobe’s death.
“The fact that we’re not gonna be able to joke at his Hall of Fame ceremony, we’re not gonna be able to say, ‘Haha, I got 5 (championships), you got 4,’ the fact that we’re not gonna be able to say, ‘If we would’ve stayed together, we could’ve got 10’ … those were the things you can’t get back.”