Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan headline 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame class

Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett emphasize the team of inductees voted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame’s 2020 class Saturday.

WNBA player Tamika Catchings, FIBA government Patrick Baumann and coaches Eddie Sutton, Rudy Tomjanovich, Kim Mulkey and Barbara Stevens spherical out this year’s class of inductees. Bryant, Duncan, Garnett and Catchings had been 1st-time nominees. Finalists wanted 18 of 24 votes from the Honors Committee to be elected into the Corridor of Fame. 

The late Bryant played exclusively for the Lakers throughout his 20-year job and introduced five NBA titles to Los Angeles. The 18-time All-Star set up himself as a Lakers legend and a person of the prime scorers in NBA historical past. Bryant died tragically on Jan. 26 in a helicopter crash that killed his daughter, Gianna, and seven other people, and was broadly envisioned to be inducted posthumously with this course.