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NBA Legend Kobe Bryant is set to be honored in the Naismith Basketball Hall of fame. According to reports, he will be part of its 2020 class. In addition, he is the first-ballot nominee and will be “placed in the hall of talented inductees.”
The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame spokesperson released a statement saying:
“The Hall of Fame joins the rest of the basketball world in mourning the untimely passing of Kobe Bryant, a nominee for the Class of 2020 and an icon of the game. We offer our sincerest condolences to the Bryant Family and all of those affected by this tragedy. We look forward to announcing our Finalists at NBA All-Star Weekend and revealing the full Class of 2020 at the NCAA Men’s Final Four in April.”
Jerry Colangelo the chairman of the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame shared that the NBA legend will be honored for his 19 season career. He says:
“Expected to be arguably the most epic class ever with Kobe, Tim Duncan, and Kevin Garnett. Kobe will be honored the way he should be.”
It’s only right.