Kobe Bryant’s Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony Postponed To May 2021

On Saturday, the NBA announced the ceremony for new Hall of Fame inductees will take place from May 13 to May 15; included in that induction is the late Kobe Bryant.

According to Deadline, Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett will also be added to the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame in May of next year.

The players were originally supposed to be added to the list of greats this past August. However, the coronavirus pandemic delayed the ceremony.

The induction of Bryant will be a posthumous honor. Bryant and his daughter Gianna Bryant died earlier this year in a tragic helicopter accident. He was a legend known as “Black Mamba” on the court—with his 18-time NBA All-Star title—as well as a loving husband and father to his wife Vanessa and four daughters.

The Hall of Fame will also celebrate coaches and contributors to the league. The prestigious list of coaches includes Eddie Sutton, Rudy Tomjanovich, Kim Mulkey, and Barbara Stevens. Patrick Baumann and Tamika Catchings also part of the 2020 inductees list.

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