The biggest star in the NBA Kobe Bryant, who died in a helicopter crash on January 26, became part of the Basketball Hall of Fame this Saturday, honors that were also given to him in 2020. Tim Duncan or Kevin Garnett.
The Naismith Memorial welcomed nine new members, nominees who were already known and who have been officially formulated by HoopHall today. The ‘class’ of 2020 is headed by Bryant, who sadly, posthumously, have been welcomed.
“He was one of the greatest competitors ever seen on a court, and his impact was felt on both sides of the court. He is fourth on the list of highest scorers in the NBA and five times NBA champion.” was the introduction to the 20 years ‘laker’.
The prestigious basketball institution, which in turn serves as a museum, in Springfield, Mass. (United States), hosted one of its most historic ‘classes’. And the figure of Bryant is the most significant introduction to the Show from Shaquille O’Neal in 2016 or Michael Jordan in 2009.
The Los Angeles star, who retired in the 2015/16 season, was joined in another leap to fame Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett. Duncan is the fourth player in the San Antonio Spurs to get him after George Gervin, David Robinson and Artis Gilmore. A Duncan who retired in 2016 with five champion rings.
Kevin Garnett also left his mark on the NBA, for his unique quality and personality, a key player in the Top Timberwolves and in the last Celtics champions of the NBA. Champion in 2008 and runner-up in 2010, he was 15 times All Star and retired in 2016 in the Wolves.
In addition, the Hall of Fame also greeted the posthumous former FIBA Secretary General Patrick Baumann, who died in October 2018, as well as four-time WNBA champion Tamika Catchings. Olympic; coaches Kim Mulker and Barbara Stevens, and coaches Eddie Sutton and Rudy Tomjanovich.