Kobe Bryant’s Hall of Fame induction moved to May 2021

The American Lakers legend Kobe Bryant is set to join fellow NBA greats Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett in the Basketball Hall of Fame. The NBA announced Saturday that the induction has been postponed to May 2021 in Springfield, Massachusetts.

According to Deadline, Bryant who died in a helicopter crash in January alongside several others, including his 13-year-old daughter Gianna in January – was due to be inducted in August before the event was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic, but the ceremony will now take place over the weekend of 13-15 May next year.

Other inductees in May include two-time NBA championship winner Rudy Tomjanovich; Kim Mulkey, who coaches Baylor’s women’s basketball team; Bentley’s 1,000-game-winner, Barbara Stevens; three-time Final Four coach Eddie Sutton; and the former FIBA Secretary General, Patrick Baumann. Former FIBA Secretary General Patrick Baumann was chosen for induction this year by the international committee. He died in October 2018.

 

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