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Kobe Bryant Posthumously Inducted into Basketball Hall of Fame


Five-time NBA Champion Kobe Bryant, who died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California, on Jan. 26 with his daughter Gianna and five others, is being inducted into the 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame class.

The roster, which was announced Saturday, also includes Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett. They are both in their first year of eligibility.

According to sources, other big names to be inducted this year are: former NBA coach Rudy Tomjanovich, former WNBA star Tamika Catchings, Baylor women’s basketball coach Kim Mulkey, former Division II women’s coach Barbara Stevens, former Division I men’s coach Eddie Sutton, and former FIBA executive Patrick Baumann.

The enshrinement ceremony is scheduled for Aug. 29 at the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts.