NBA legends Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett headline the star-studded group chosen to the 2020 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame class introduced Saturday.
The trio, who mixed for 11 NBA championships, is amongst 9 individuals scheduled to be enshrined into the Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass., on Aug. 29.
Also chosen had been Tamika Catchings, a 10-time WNBA All-Star and four-time Olympic gold medalist, coaches Eddie Sutton, Rudy Tomjanovich, Barbara Stevens and Kim Mulkey, and longtime FIBA govt Patrick Baumann.
“The Class of 2020 is undoubtedly one of essentially the most historic of all time and the expertise and social affect of these 9 honorees is past measure,” stated John Doleva, chief govt of the Hall of Fame.
“In 2020, the basketball group has suffered the unimaginable loss of iconic figures Commissioner David Stern and Kobe Bryant, in addition to the sport itself because of COVID-19.”
“We have additionally banded collectively like by no means earlier than in appreciation of the sport and those that have made it the uniting drive it’s at present,” Doleva stated.
“Today we thank the Class of 2020 for all they’ve performed for the sport of basketball and we sit up for celebrating them at enshrinement in August.”