Modified 15 Feb 2020, 06:04 IST
Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett had been named among the finalists to be thought-about for induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2020.
Bryant died aged 41 in a helicopter crash alongside his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and 7 others in California final month.
The Los Angeles Lakers nice, an 18-time All-Star and five-time champion, was one of 4 first-time finalists named on Friday.
Duncan, the previous San Antonio Spurs star with 15 All-Star appearances and 5 championships, and Garnett – one other NBA nice – are additionally finalists.
A four-time Olympic gold medallist with the United States, Tamika Catchings is the opposite first-time finalist.
Kim Mulkey, Barbara Stevens, Eddie Sutton and Rudy Tomjanovich are earlier finalists additionally up for consideration once more.
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“When the nominees for the Class of 2020 had been introduced in December, we knew this class had the potential of being one of essentially the most historic of all time,” Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame chairman Jerry Colangelo stated in a press release.
“The premature passing of Kobe Bryant has left us in a state of reflective mourning and we’re proud to honour his legacy whereas additionally recognising seven different people who’ve meant a lot to our sport.
“We congratulate our finalists and people who have supported them on their journeys, and we stay up for revealing the Class of 2020 on the Final Four in Atlanta.”
The announcement will happen on April 4.
Published 15 Feb 2020, 06:04 IST
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