Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett might be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Corridor of Fame this summer season, per The Athletic’s Shams Charania. The three all-time greats might be a part of the legendary 2020 class that might be formally introduced on Saturday.
The information is bittersweet for basketball followers simply two months after Bryant, his daughter Gianna and 7 others had been killed in a helicopter crash on Jan. 26. Everybody has been ready for years to listen to Bryant, who was a grasp at delivering unimaginable speeches, standing up on the stage and pouring his coronary heart out.
Whereas we gained’t be capable to see that unimaginable second, will probably be a second for everybody to return collectively and honor the Los Angeles Lakers legend as soon as extra. Bryant retired as a five-time NBA champion with 33,643 factors, 7,047 rebounds and 6,306 assists in his profession.
He might be joined in a traditionally nice class with Duncan, an icon who spent his total NBA profession with the San Antonio Spurs and now serves as an assistant coach. Duncan retired following the 2016 season as a five-time champion and 15-time All-Star in his legendary profession.
In fact, Garnett earned his place within the Corridor of Fame with an unimaginable profession. A 15-time All-Star who gained an NBA title in 2008 with the Boston Celtics, Garnett retired with 26,071 factors and 14,662 rebounds in his profession.